INTERRUPTING A BINGE

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ALCF
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INTERRUPTING A BINGE

Hi all - I'm brand new here, so feel free to point me to a thread if this has been discussed already. Has anyone had success interrupting a binge? I noticed recently that I would eat something sweet (one of my triggers) very consciously. I would choose to do so, plan for it in what seemed like a healthy way, and then couldn't seem to stop. I'd pause and say, "just stop now. Don't let this turn into a binge." Then I'd respond to myself, "but I want it; I really want it. I'll fast tomorrow..." or "I'll start over tomorrow."

But there's that conscious moment of deciding to binge that strikes me as so odd. I'd like to hear how others might have succeeded in these situations.

Thank you for being here with me.

alcf

beachykeen
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There is a section in the

There is a section in the ebook about binge urge diffusion. It involves sitting with and acknowledging it is an urge separate for action. I'm reading a book on emotional eating and mindfulness that has a bunch if similar exercises in it as well. Basically, label what you are feeling, recognize the thought for what it is and "surf the urge". It's easier in theory than in practice, buy sometimes I'm successful and I figure every time I don't give in I'm building new neural pathways to change my behavior. Otherwise I try to do something completely unrelated so that my brain focuses on something different until the urge passes. Again sometimes it works, sometimes not.

ALCF
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Thanks a bunch. I'll find

Thanks a bunch. I'll find that in the book. I'm so relieved that I haven't needed it recently, but I'm no longer pretending that feeling in control is a static experience. So, I want to be prepared.

alcf

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