As a female, I unfortunately go through that phase every month (depending on the individual) of getting the most powerful binge urges I ever experience the week before my period.
Since beginning recovery again, I haven't yet reached that week. But I'm aware that it's fast approaching! In an effort to really do everything I can and be as prepared as possible I do not want to binge or purge.
Usually, this week is the time when I binge/purge the most in a month. The tricky thing is that recently I have been battling binges by saying aloud to myself "this is a mind urge" or "this is a body urge" . This way, I can physically let myself know with a sane and clear voice what it is that my body either needs or doesn't need at that moment.
However, I am frightened that this rationale may not work when hormones kick in and everything takes over...
Does anyone experience the same problems? If so, how should I go about preparing for this hormonal nightmare?
Bingebusting vibes :)