And it’s not because it speeds up your metabolism (myth)!
When I was a teenager me and my sister used to sit our rooms eating pringles and dairy milk chocolate. I am talking about a full tube of pringles and a 500g bar of dairy milk each, in one sitting. Back then we were just eating “treat” food whilst watching friends. Now this would be calling binging. We would do this a few times a week. This cycle of eating continued through my 20’s right into my 30’s.
It would be followed by feelings of guilt, disgust and self-hatred as to why I have no control. Oh and of course, weight gain.
Roll forward a few years and I think I have cracked it. I think it will always be a work in progress though.
Binging is usually followed on from some kind of restriction. This is the cycle I lived in for many years.
Here is how I cracked it, but it didn’t happen overnight.
My biggest tip – I make sure I eat every 3-4 hours. Which means I have 4-5 meals a day. Why? This way, you never quite get to that ravenous stage of hunger where you want to eat everything in sight. I always have snacks on hand.
If you think you have a severe case of binge eating. For example, you eat a high volume of food in one sitting, and it’s related to your emotions in some way, its actual a recognized disorder. You should seek help and visit a dietician.