Binge Busting

 

What's the problem?

One problem is the feeling of being out of control around food and not being able to stop binging and purging.

How do we fix it?

We have to re-gain control and find a way to stop binging and purging. How do we do this? Well, we have to become private detectives and start investigating our own binge triggers.

This zone is packed with advice, tools and tips to deal with your triggers and to help you cope and manage your binges.


Zone To Do List

  • Read up on food restriction being the No1 Binge Trigger
  • Read up on dieting and its destructive side-effects
  • Learn about cravings
  • Start to practice some relaxation tools. Remember the more you practice, the more effective they become

Zone Goals

  • To move from chaotic eating to structured eating.

  • This will help combat many of the physical and mental symptoms associated with bulimia and is the first stage to get your body back in balance.


Before you start this zone make sure you...

  • Have you read getting started yet?
  • Read through structured eating and the importance of eating at least three meals plus two snacks a day.

Ali says...

It's time to bust your binges!!

By now we should be aware that food restriction is the No1 binge trigger for the majority of people. There are other binge triggers, the question is what are they? Only you can find the answer. This is where you become your own private detective to find this out.

It's your aim to catch each bothersome binge trigger and deal with it without binging and purging. Once caught you can dissect it and analyze it, then device a master plan to handle it the next time you are confronted with it.

Don't forget we offer a wide range of tools to help you tackle binge urges. Sooner rather than later you will be an expert at spotting triggers and stopping them in their tracks.


Did you know...?

Research shows that chronic binging can eventually lead to a 'higher than normal' body weight. However this can be reduced when eating is normalized and weight is returned to its normal set-point (Loro & Orleans, 1981).


Binge busting guidelines to success

  • A binge provides the perfect opportunity to learn a lot about your thoughts and feelings
  • You can't fight your natural biology when your body is hungry, it needs to be nourished with food
  • Record every binge and learn from it
  • There are two types of binges; emotional and physical. You can easily avoid a physical binge by not letting yourself get too hungry.
  • Forgive yourself for every binge by accepting it happened and move on
  • Try out new strategies to combat your triggers, find out what works and what doesn't
  • Sit down and ask yourself why you are tempted to binge; are you hungry? Bored? Sad? Lonely?
  • Cope with your emotions by developing healthy coping mechanisms. Do activities that will help you keep your mind off food or the emotional feelings that are triggering you to eat
  • Plan activities that are not centered around eating or food. Try to actively think of things that you can do when you are bored or when you have some extra time on your hands.
  • Learn to cope with emotions without using food and bulimia
  • Seek out professional help if needed.

 

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