If you can’t stop bingeing, then the first thing you need to stop doing is dieting. Diets do not work. Just to clarify, when you go on a diet, your intention is to eat a certain way for a temporary period of time, usually until you reach your weight goals. This sort of thinking will cause you to fail. What you want to do instead is to see the change in your eating habits as a change in lifestyle. You need to see this as a long term, life long thing and not some 6 week program.
The problem with trying to lose weight is that there is so much advertisement out there promising that you can get the perfect body in 30 days. This is one of the main reasons why so many people are still overweight. They have that “get results quick” mentality. It’s like people who think they can get rich in 30 days. In the end, you just end up losing your time, money, and confidence. This will only cause you to eat even more. If you want to stop over eating, you need to develop a different mindset. Be in it for the long run. Here are some more ways to overcome this. Keep in mind that if you have a severe binge eating disorder, you may want to get some professional help. This only accounts for a small percentage of people though.
How to Stop Binge Eating
1. Don’t starve yourself.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of food. You can even eat the “bad” foods but you have to consume them in moderation. Everything is about moderation. The good news is that once you start to eat healthier and start cutting sugar out of your diet, you will start losing the craving for sweets. In other words, it gets easy as time goes by.
2. Get support.
Sometimes it’s hard to stop if you are doing this all alone. So what you can do is to ask some friends or family members to help remind you. A lot of times, we eat more than we want to just out of habit. So ask people around you to remind you of your fitness goals when they catch you binge eating. Make sure that when you do, you thank them and listen. Don’t get mad or agitated or they will just let you overeat the next time they catch you.
3. Limit your access to food.
It’s hard to eat a lot when you don’t have food to eat. Throw out all of the bad food and replace them with the good stuff. By doing this, you will hopefully be able to stop over eating due to the fact that it will be too much of a hassle to actually go to the store and buy junk food.
These tips are just a few things you can do. There are lots of other ways as well. The important thing to remember is that you need to have the right mindset going into this thing. Realise the majority of people who try to lose weight and get fit fail. Understand that this isn’t a walk in the park. In other words, bring your A game. Don’t wimp out. Go full force. Good luck.