Eating Enough to Reduce Urges to Binge, Part 1

It’s a new week!

Hopefully you had a nice weekend and are already off to a good start.

Last week I posted the Series: Binge Eating is Caused by Dieting.  You can read it by clicking on the above link.

What did you think about it?  Does it seem too simplistic to say that urges to binge eat are caused by dieting (extreme under-eating)?

Is it enlightening to think that you can reduce binge eating by ensuring you eat enough throughout the day or is it confusing?  Perhaps years of dieting and bingeing have you left you unsure about how much is enough?  Maybe poor digestion due to disordered eating has caused your intuition with food to be a little (or alot) off?

I had a difficult time knowing what was enough food after years of restricting and bingeing.  It was confusing to read so many different takes on how much I should be eating and it was intimidating to increase my portion sizes without it leading to a binge.

I’ve been there!  I know!

Maybe you would like to eat enough food to lesson your urges to binge, but you aren’t sure how or where to start.

Or maybe the whole idea sounds crazy!

This week I want to explore this idea more.  What is enough?  What is too much?  How do you know?

These are all legitimate questions for someone who has not eaten enough in a long time, who has dieted, restricted, and binged.

It might seem scary to change the way you have eat, but remember that this is a positive change and is very effective in reducing urges to binge.

It also might feel exciting, which is great because you will be much more inclined to stick with eating enough if you believe it is a helpful approach to lessoning urges to binge.

So, let’s get started with this Series: Eating Enough to Reduce Urges to Binge.

Please feel free to leave comments about your experiences with eating enough or to ask questions.  We can all learn from each other!

 

 

 

Image from WSJ.

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6 thoughts on “Eating Enough to Reduce Urges to Binge, Part 1

  1. dfolstad58 says:

    it seems funny to tell people to eat to lose weight but it is true. I am trying to lose weight after a long period of illness where I could not move very easily or enough. I have a long road to lose 40 pounds but I will there slowly, eating regularly and healthy so that I can resist the temptation of eating unhealthy food. I know that as I lose weight and keep track I will be encouraged even more to be disciplined. Yahoo – today I can go for bike ride, life is good.

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    • Sarah Steffens Ikegami says:

      Thanks for sharing! I am so encouraged to know that you will go about your weight loss with a sustainable and positive approach. It is tempting to speed it up with crash dieting that backfires, but it sounds like you are on a good path to permanent weight loss. Good for you! Best wishes!

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