I get asked all the time how to recover from binge eating disorder. So, here are ten tips on how to stop binging.
**Please keep in mind that I’m not a professional in any way. This is based off of personal experiece. Also, everyone recovers differently. I hope this helps at least some of you.**
Tip #1 - Time.
When deciding to recover, you must realize that this will take time. Recovery doesn’t happen overnight. Patience is the key.
Tip #2 - Listen to your body
Learn the difference between real hunger and hunger because of boredom. Also, make a effort to stop eating when you feel satisfied, but not stuffed. And don’t turn to special diets to tell you what to eat. Vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, etc. is okay, but only if you want to.
Tip #4 - Why?
Ask yourself why you think you binge. Is it an emotional reason? Are you restricting too much? Find the cause of your binging and try to find alternative solutions to occupy your time. Such as knitting, or guitar playing.
Tip #5 - Prepare
Try to prepare some healthy snacks in advance. That way, you have a go to healthy snack with minumum work. You can check out my ‘recipes’ link for some healthy ideas. You’ll be less likely to munch on chips and cookies.
Tip #6 - Addition
Think addition - not restriction. Instead of thinking about foods you need to cut out of your diet, think of healthy foods you can add to your diet. Also, it’s okay to have “junk” food sometimes.
Tip #7 - Scale
Do yourself a favor and just stay off the scale. Your worth is not measured by the number on the scale.
Tip #8 - Victory
Celebrate every victory, big or small. Go out with your friends, spend some extra time on tumblr, netflix, etc. But don’t reward yourself with food.
Tip #9 - Support
Surround yourself with people who will support you and make you feel good. You don’t need negative people in your life.
Tip #10 - Self love
Learn to love yourself. Know that you will make mistakes and slip up. It’s part of recovery. It’s part of life. You have to forgive yourself, get up, and try again.
A few days ago I had another dizzy episode really bad. Still being told it’s the orthostatic hypotension. But then my psychiatrist prescribed me prolanalol for my essential tremor, just to find out that’s really dangerous for my hypotension… Wtf did she prescribe me prolanalol then!?!?