I’ve received some great tips from people just like you that are struggling with binge eating disorder and I want to share them. I used some of the same tricks and was able to curb a binge or two in the past… Try them out and let me know how they work out for you. As always, if you have other tips you would like to share, just send me an email and I’ll get them out!
1. Become a vegan .
I’ve heard this from a handful of people. Although it’s not the norm to binge on meat, there are people that do this, so cutting out meat has worked wonders for them. (Believe me, I realize that this tip is extreme, but hey, if it’s helped others, it’s my duty to pass it on!)
2. Drinking a cup of coffee to kill a binge .
Many people feel like when 3pm rolls around, they are ready for a binge. It’s called a “time trigger”. Again, a handful of you have said that coffee has really helped with preventing a binge.
3. Finding a distraction .
Whatever the distraction may be - going outside for a walk, talking to a friend on the phone, playing with your dog - these help. Distractions disrupt the binge eating habit.
4. Put together a photo album .
Pick a few pictures out of when you felt the best about yourself. Make a rule that each time you want to binge, you have to look through the whole album, picture-by-picture. Surely looking at yourself at your best might help prevent food from going into your mouth.
5. Brush your teeth .
Have you ever noticed that nothing (food or drink) tastes as good right after you brush your teeth? Next time you have the desire to binge eat, brush your teeth. At the very least, you’ll have the cleanest and brightest smile out there!