Tips To Overcome Binge Eating Disorder (Pt I)
Binge eating is a very serious health issue. Here are a couple of effective tips to overcome binge eating and to be a healthier individual. It is very important to have full control over your urges to eat in order to maintain a healthy weight and healthy lifestyle.
This means that you should skip the fad diets and go for healthy ones. You might be tempted to drop all the weight you have gained thinking that it will make you stop binge-eating. It is actually the contrary because restrictive dieting methods are said to be more likely to trigger you into a relapse. A study even said that fasting is the highest trigger for bingeing relapse. Abstaining from something further increases the cravings for it and that is a dangerous line to toe when you are sick with this disorder. Do not set dietary limitations for yourself. Instead, pay more attention to the type of food you are putting into your body. Go for whole and unprocessed foods that are healthy and delicious. Gradually transition into the healthy lifestyle instead of cutting off the junk once and for all.
Do Not Skip Meals
One way to overcome bingeing is by learning a normal and periodic eating habit. And that does not include skipping meals because that might just send you down a spiral of hunger and bingeing. Skipping meals can just exacerbate your cravings which then amplify the urge to binge. Rather than eating one big meal a day, it is better to break that down in small increments and then eat them periodically. Set a schedule for yourself and then stick to it no matter what.
It is time for you to express a deeper level of love for your body. Treat it like a temple and know that your body should always be cared for. Listen to your body. Know the difference between being hungry and just craving something. You should also know when you are overeating and when you should stop. A simple question to yourself before you eat can greatly help in treating this disorder. Eat not to be full but to calm down the hunger pangs and to replenish your energy at a reasonable manner.
Hydration is key. This is a very simple yet highly effective way to stop yourself from unnecessarily bingeing on food. This is also a good trick to calm down the hunger pangs as well as to make you reduce your caloric intake. One trick you can do is to drink a glass of water a few minutes before you eat. It will make you feel a little bit full so that you won’t overeat anymore.