I don’t have this whole binge eating disorder sorted out just yet and that’s going to take time. Thank God for therapy! LOL
But, there are a few things that I really do know about food, dieting, eating, and losing weight. Well, at least I know they work for ME.
I know that I have to do these things for the rest of my life. There is no “until.” There is no temporary fix. There is no stopping even when I’m a size 8 and someone that meets me for the first time has no clue I used to be the husky kid.
1. I Must Always Measure My Food
When you weight it, you know it. I can never just “eye ball” it. Measuring cups, measuring spoons, and a calibrated food scale are my best friends. Forever.
2. I Must Always Journal My Daily Eats
If I bite, I must write. Every single BLT – Bite, Lick, Taste. It all counts. It all helps me to understand what makes me tick. What might have triggered a binge. What might have caused a loss. I can never stop journaling. Ever.
3. I Must Arm Myself with Power Foods
If I keep the foods in the house that I love and that are healthy, I can be successful. If I stay clear of trigger foods, I can be successful. Gearing up at the grocery store is just what I need to feel better and prepared.
4. I Must Realize This is Forever
There is no cure for Binge Eating Disorder. I can have a slip up at any moment. It is up to me to stay strong but gentle on myself. I can no longer “promise this is the last time.” There may always be a next time. I just have to realize and learn how to bounce back faster and learn how to recognize it’s even happening.
5. I Must Be Kinder to Myself
Some of the shit I say to myself I wouldn’t tell my worst enemy. I must realize I have to stop talking like that. It’s not irresistible and it’s just not nice!
What is it that you’ve realized you just have to do?
PS – Oh, and one more thing, diets don’t work!
“When you know better you do better.”