when you accept your inherent value…, becoming a better person is a natural and straightforward process.
The Binge Free Blog
Welcome to The Binge Free Blog. Here you will find encouragement, insights and stories about overcoming binge eating disorder, bulimia, anxiety and depression. I am not a doctor or mental health professional. I am a traveler on this this road I write about. But if I can overcome, you can too! Also check out the menu for articles on how you can start the binge-free journey.
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free yourself with permission to eat what you want
…I saw my disordered eating through a different lens. I realized it was a normal response to the signals I give my body via thoughts about food restriction or permission, and that it is related to beliefs I hold about myself and my value. In recognizing this, I am able to stop having pity parties every time I do something I consider ‘bad.’
When I find myself thinking about my thighs, I don’t judge them and I don’t judge myself for thinking about them. I just notice my thoughts, then let them go. No standing in front of the mirror and pinching my thighs from behind to see what they would look like if they were smaller.
Recovery from bingeing or chronic dieting is very possible, but it looks different for everyone. I used to wonder what was wrong with me that I could not follow the most common advice on how to stop overeating and bingeing. It took a while to realize I had to use what worked for me.
When I realized it was time to stop dieting and start eating, I was excited. It was not like the excitement you get when you find the next great diet that would change your life forever, though. It was more of an acceptance; like a relief.
…I knew I had to start trusting my body and letting it tell me what and when to eat. It was not easy, but it was much easier than trying to control the uncontrollable urge of a craving.