Have you ever told yourself that it will be okay if you buy all this food, eat it all, and totally binge? Or that it won’t matter if you binge? What about, “I deserve this?”
These are common thoughts I hear from people who come to me wanting to stop binge eating.
They all make you feel justified to binge and as soon as you feel that justification, it’s binge time.
You’re sitting there thinking about doing it, you’re going back and forth in your head, and one of these thoughts is your deciding factor.
But the truth about all of these, is that they’re all lies.
They’re lies you use to convince yourself that binge eating is a good idea. Look at each one of them.
Anything that convinces you that binge eating is “okay” is obviously a lie because you know it’s never really “okay.”
Binge eating matters to you. If you binge, it will matter.
You never deserve to eat way too much and feel awful afterward.
There is a part of you that wants to binge and it’s because you’re feeling an urge to do it or desire for food or you want to relieve yourself from an emotion you’re feeling. Instead of feeling these feelings, you follow a lie that pops into your head.
“It’ll be okay if I binge instead of feeling this feeling? Alright then, let’s go.”
What I want you to understand here is that you don’t have to believe everything your brain tells you.
I remember very clearly one day my brain saying, “You should just give up.” When I caught that, I took a pause and was like, “Whoa, what?? Why the heck should I? I’m not going to give up!”
I want you to start noticing lies you keep telling to yourself that justify binge eating for you. Then find the truth behind them.
Honesty is a huge part of building that amazing relationship with yourself that you want. If you’re honest with yourself, then you’ll end up feeling and behaving the way you truly want to.
Tell yourself the truth that binge eating is never a good idea. Thinking this way will bring assurance and confidence and those are two feelings that will not lead to binge eating.
Every time you tell yourself a lie, you have the option of telling yourself the truth about that lie.
What lies do you most commonly tell yourself? And what is the truth? Take some time to write them out and then explore what you’ve been doing and what you can do differently. I can also help you with this if you’d like. The best way would be for us to do a free session on the phone but if you’d rather, you can just send me an email.
Be honest with yourself.