When you want to stop binge eating, you need to make a decision and change your old habits. Perhaps these habits have been around for years, but no matter how long they have been your fallback, you need to make changes and create new, positive habits for yourself.
You need to end the pattern of binge eating. You need to stop playing games with yourself.
How do you do this, you say? First and foremost, you need to make the decision and commit to fixing this disorder that has control of you and your life. Make a commitment now to yourself. Do not put it off until tomorrow, next week, or even next month. Like Oprah says, “The space to live in is not ‘I’ll try’, not ‘I want to’, not even ‘I really want to’. It’s ‘I have decided’.” When you make that decision once and for all, you are declaring a commitment. You are stating this to yourself and the Universe and this is powerful!
One of the most important things that you can do is to start seeing yourself as you truly are. Don’t look at yourself as the person that is a victim of your circumstance. Instead help yourself to get over the situations in your past that gave you that particular mentality. Do whatever it takes so that you can literally transform yourself into the person that you want to be, without hindering yourself and falling back into the old habits that you have become so used to.
Another important thing to remember is that no one is perfect. It is not necessary to constantly stab yourself for bingeing. We all have flaws. You need to let it go and keep on moving forward. All of the added stress that goes along with criticizing your every move will just keep you at a standstill and that will be enough to drive you crazy. Realize that you may have binged, but don’t keep nagging yourself about it. Let it go!
Finally, no matter how many times you fall down, always pick yourself right back up and press on. Do not dwell on your failure; instead continuing moving forward, keeping your goals fresh on your mind.
Most importantly, you deserve to feel good about yourself. Make YOU your number one priority and always strive to live your life to the fullest. Always keep yourself in mind. Believe in yourself and know that you will get past this and that the life that you have always wanted and dreamed about is just around the corner.
Written by Kristin Gerstley.