I’ve always been very open about my food addictions, binge eating and body image issues. When I read this statement my eyes filled with tears. If you have never struggled with binge eating this is exactly how it can make someone feel.
Now I’m not talking about a cheat meal, having cake at a birthday party or that extra slice of pizza that you shouldn’t have ate. I’m talking about eating until you feel sick and eating more than the average person could even imagine consuming. The binge would always start with “this will make me feel better” and quickly turn into “this is your punishment for being a fat ass with no self control”. Nothing has ever made me feel more disgusting and worthless than a good binge. Of course those are lies, even on my biggest binge I was never disgusting or worthless. I was simply under attack.
The devil knows how to pull you down and put those thoughts in your head. He loves to keep you spiraling out of control. Every binge will make you think there’s no way out so you will literally FEED into the lies.
There is a way out. There’s always a way. I haven’t binged in months and months. I could binge tomorrow, but I pray to God I don’t.
Everyone is different but here are a few things that have helped me recently. ⁃ I don’t restrict certain foods. This keeps me from feeling deprived. ⁃ I exercise & drink tons of water. ⁃ I snack more often. ⁃ I get my emotions in check. I remind myself that a binge will not solve my current problem or situation. ⁃ I remind myself that I have a choice. Each time I make the right choice I become more empowered. That my friend is a GREAT feeling. ⁃ When I feel the urge to binge I find something to do. Go for a walk, take a bubble bath, read. Replace the bad habit with a good habit.
Talking to someone is extremely important. We tend to binge in private and no one knows. Talk to someone. Educate yourself. ❤️ We all need accountability in our lives. Please know that tomorrow is a new day but those tomorrow’s can also turn into an excuse. Stand up & fight. Live in freedom!