One of the most common questions is, “Ry, I am eating enough… so why am I still bingeing?!” So, before you decide that something must be inherently wrong with YOU, know you’re not alone. So many factors can make it hard for your body (and your mind!) to feel calm around food.
Rather than beating yourself up for still binge eating, I encourage you to get curious.
1) Am I eating consistently throughout the day?
Healing your relationship with food starts with unconditional trust between you and your body. So how can you bring a little more consistency to your eating?
2) Am I building meals that are filling and satisfying?
Eliminating binge eating comes from physical and mental nourishment. How can you add balance to your meals to make them more filling and satisfying?
3) Am I still telling myself I can’t have certain foods?
When we say “I can’t,” our mind immediately goes to “I want.” Remind yourself that “all foods fit.” What can you do to break some of those food rules?
4) Am I regularly weighing myself and counting calories?
I know it feels like you will lose control if you stop weighing yourself and counting calories, but ask yourself, if you are binge eating, are you in control now? What can you remind yourself of the next time you experience the urge to track calories or weigh yourself?
5) Am I judging myself while eating?
Overcoming binge eating isn’t just about the food; it is about rebuilding your relationship with food. So what can you try next time you mindlessly eat or judge your eating?
6) When I am emotional, do I know how to self-soothe and calm down without using food?
If eating is the only way you know how to calm yourself down, it will always be your go-to solution. What can you try to calm yourself down the next time you feel emotional?
7) Beyond food, do I have other forms of pleasure in my life?
If food is your only source of pleasure, it will be much harder to stop mindless eating. What other forms of joy can you add to your day?
If you are eating enough but binge eating is still happening, this is simply a sign that more healing needs to happen.
So, will you continue to judge yourself, or will you get curious?
Choose the latter – GET CURIOUS.
More Blogs On Binge Eating:
- Just Binged? 5 Things To Do After A Binge To Heal
- 5 Things I Had To Do To Stop Binge Eating
- The Difference Between Binge Eating, Emotional Eating, and Overeating
The Best Guided Journals To Start A Journaling Practice
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A widely acclaimed guided journal designed for daily gratitude and self-reflection. This journal prompts users to express gratitude, set positive intentions, and reflect on daily achievements, fostering a positive mindset.
This beautifully illustrated guided journal encourages self-exploration through a series of thought-provoking prompts, creative exercises, and inspirational quotes. It’s a visually engaging journey of self-discovery.
Inspired by the best-selling novel “Wonder,” this guided journal offers daily precepts, quotes, and prompts to encourage kindness, empathy, and reflection. It’s a heartwarming and insightful companion for personal growth.
Geared towards promoting mindfulness and reducing stress, this journal includes daily prompts for meditation, gratitude, and reflections on the present moment. It’s an ideal tool for those seeking a more centered and mindful lifestyle.
While not a traditional guided journal, Ryder Carroll’s method has gained immense popularity. The Bullet Journal is a customizable organizational system that combines to-do lists, calendars, and reflections, offering a flexible and personalized approach to journaling. Click here for a bullet journal.
Based on Julia Cameron’s transformative book, “The Artist’s Way,” this journal encourages the practice of “morning pages” – three pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing every morning. It’s a tool for unlocking creativity and overcoming creative blocks.
This guided journal provides a year’s worth of weekly list prompts designed to inspire self-reflection, gratitude, and personal growth. Each list is thoughtfully curated to explore different aspects of your life and goals.
Targeted at those seeking stress relief and emotional balance, this guided journal combines mindfulness exercises, prompts for self-reflection, and spaces for creative expression. It’s a holistic approach to calming the chaos in daily life.
Perfect for those who prefer a long-term commitment, this journal offers a daily question for five years, allowing users to track their thoughts and experiences over time. It’s a unique way to witness personal growth and changing perspectives.
My other favorite guided journals.