Do I ever get the urge to binge? 🙊
This a question I get often. Let’s talk about it!!
Here’s what you need to know… you can FULLY recover from binge eating.
✋🏼BUT that doesn’t mean you can be immune to it
Let me explain with an example:
Think of food poising 🤢 (hang with me lol)
Food poisoning (and the sickness that comes with it) is a SYMPTOM of eating spoiled food (a larger problem).
If you eat spoiled food, you can fully recover from food poisoning IF you don’t keep eating the spoiled food.
✋🏼 BUT just because you had food poisoning doesn’t mean you’re immune from it. It doesn’t mean you can’t get it again if you eat spoiled food again.
Binge eating recovery works similarly.
Binge eating (and the shame, food obsession, and body hate that comes with it) is a SYMPTOM of mental and/or emotional restriction (larger problem).
If you have a history of restriction, you can fully recover from binge eating IF you end the restriction and associated destructive behaviors.
✋🏼 BUT just because you haven’t binged in a while doesn’t mean you’re immune from it. It doesn’t mean you won’t binge again if you return to restrictive behaviors.
I went to treatment in 2016 and haven’t binged since. But that doesn’t mean I won’t. If I started the destructive behaviors again, I would start bingeing again. And to me, that isn’t worth it. So I haven't had the urge to binge and have remained binge-free.
If you’ve put in the work to recover from binge eating, pause before testing the ‘diet’ waters just to see if maybe, just maybeeee this time, it’ll work. Ask yourself, ‘is this worth it?.’ You’ve put in so much work to get here – DON'T LET IT GO ❤️ You’re recovered but not immune.