Mind binge

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sanjogkaur
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Mind binge

Hey everyone,

I'm writing after a long time...with a very big question in my heart and mind...

I've noticed that when I return to bulimia it's purely an emotional issue. It's not hunger anymore. It's not craving of foods. Binging comes when I feel angry or sad, and it's usually a sadness and anger that has being accumulating for days or weeks. After that, any challenge is a good excuse to liberate that sadness or anger through bulimia.

I guess the real issue here is that I can't quite tell how to deal with this process. I recogniZe the process, but I don't know how to deal with it. I know the guidebook said a lot about mind binge l, but I can't access it in my iPhone now.

So I was wondering if anyone could share some thoughts about this. Either from the book or from personal experiences

I'm exited because I feel that every time a question rises, it's because there's progress on the way. Because there's answers ahead.

New questions are progress. ;)

Love to all!

Natalia

AlexLilyFlower
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Remember you have created a

Remember you have created a 'habit' in your Brain, 'binging'. Just like any other habit we have like smoking and many more. Binging probably started off as your brain looking after your hungry body by filling up on food. If done enough times it then becomes a habit that we rely on, maybe when we are slightly hungry, feeling drained/tired/sad/angry. The only way is to practice practice practice NOT GIVING INTO THE BINGE URGE. Retrain your Brain.
When you feel like you may binge practice waiting and see if the overwhelming urge passes. Are you really hungry? If you are really hungry then think about what you will have clearly before you walk to the cupboard/fridge. There are all sorts of tips available, have you read the book brain over binge. I found it the most practical and informative book about bulima, it makes sense and talks a lot about the mind urge.
xxx

a.l.s

Angel333
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Try something different next

Try something different next time you are angry or sad! You binge every time your angry because you have trained your brain to react that way so it automatically sends you the signal to binge everytime you are in distress. Next time try something else....a shower, hit bed, call someone, go for a walk/jog...anything. Trust me, if you try something different everytime you are angry or sad then your brain will start urging you to do those healthier options because it knows that how you usually cope. The less you respond to emotional issues by binging then the less you will binge.
xxx

'We are each of us angels with only one wing, so we can only fly by embracing each other'

Rose16841
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The fact that you're

The fact that you're questioning this and acknowledging you know it's a trigger is progress!! It's really good to be mindful and aware of these issues.....and I agree with what's been said above!! I think self care goes a long way....next time you're feeling sad or angry, do something nice for yourself....it may not seem like the natural thing to do because you've been used to punishing yourself....but it's time to change that way of thinking. Have a list of back-up plans instead.....I personally love to sit down with a good book and cup of tea, or read an inspirational blog, or go for a run. Something that I know will make me feel better, not worse!!
Be kind to yourself!! Wishing you all the best :)

ElsieSoproni
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Thank you for posting this

Thank you for posting this question. It put words to what I was feeling :)

sanjogkaur
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Oh! Thank you all for your

Oh!
Thank you all for your answers. They are all very helpful. Next time I get the chance I will definitely try to build up a new habit...a healthier way to face my feelings.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Love to all!

Natalia

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