I used to be QUEEN of the ‘I’ll just restart tomorrow’ club.. 👑 And you know what happened EVERY TIME I told myself that? I would spiral into a huge binge. 1️⃣ Either eating everything that told me I wouldn’t eat again. OR 2️⃣ Eating everything in my house so it wouldn’t be there anymore.
Leaving myself more miserable and more uncomfortable than if I would’ve just paused and challenged the ‘I’ll restart tomorrow’ thought 😭 Andddd the cycle continued 🔄 I’d be fine for a few days until again ‘I blew it, I’ll restart tomorrow’ *cue eat everything now 🥐🥯🍕🌯🧁
So let’s break this down ⬇️
How the ‘I’ll just be better tomorrow’ or ‘I’ll restart tomorrow’ is doing more harm than help… 😬
When you tell yourself, ‘I’ll be better tomorrow’ you’re indirectly claiming you did something wrong today. And that wrongness must be avoided in the future.
Which then triggers the feeling of shame and disappointment.
Usually leading to the behavior of binging on everything you’re telling yourself you’re not going to have again
And the result? You’re more miserable than you were when you decided you did something ‘wrong’ with food.
How to stop this?
It starts with your thoughts!! Reframing into: I didn’t do anything wrong today! Because you didn't do anything wrong. Food doesn't make you wrong. There is no wrong. Once you can challenge that, you will be free!