Here we are, sitting at our computer feelin’ like a big old stuffed burrito. We had an “oops” moment, and are now finally coming to the realization that we might have just inhaled a crazy amount of calories. And by might have, we mean we definitely did. Mind you, it didn’t start out as an intentional act, but ended that way. Binge eating sucks. It’s confusing. A physical and emotional rollercoaster. It’s hard to wrap your head around it. Emotions take control, and your mind gets lost. Overall, it’s a time where we just seem to blackout and step out of our fitness-ey selves, and into some other identity. But we’re not here to get you down on what just happened, we’re here to motivate ourselves and YOU to hop back on track. Lets work through this together!
Here are some tips on what to do POST binge-eating sesh.
1. Accept it. You didn’t want it to happen, but it did. You can’t un-do your actions, so you have to learn to accept it and move forward. Try to avoid the scale, because you know it’s going to reflect a number you wish you didn’t see.
2. Hydrate. Drink up! (And we mean with water ;)) Time to start help moving things along and flushing out the body! Bye bye toxins, sugars, salts, and bloat. Please don’t come back. Water and green tea are our top two suggestions.
3. Get moving! We’re sure you don’t want to try this one, considering you feel like a 1000 sack of potatoes, but it’s a must. Even just a walk is a good way to help get digestion going.
4. Stick to the good stuff. And by the good stuff, we mean mostly fruits and vegetables. Most of these foods are easier to digest, and will deliver the vitamins and nutrients your body is lacking. Plus, the added fibre will help keep you feeling full between meals and assist with..moving things along (if you know what we mean) Aside with fruits and vegetables, stick to lean portions of protein as well.
Lastly, it’s important to understand why this all happened. What triggered the binge? Were you eating to hide or replace your emotions? This is the part we struggle with. No one wants to binge, but it happens. We can sit here and tell you to try to stop and think about it before you eat the food, but we know that won’t happen sometimes. So try to figure out your triggers, and how to combat them next time. Sure, a binge might happen again, but if it’s slightly less damaging then that is some progress in the right direction!
This was a tough blog. We’re thinking about purchasing Brain Over Binge by Kathryn Hansen. We have heard some rave reviews, and would really like the assistance of this content to try and get over this issue.
YouTube is also another great resource for some binge content! Remember, you’re not alone. You might feel it, and think you’re the only gross person out there who does this, but there are SO many others going through the same struggle.
If you need to talk, we’re here!
Good luck on your journey everyone.
If you’ve got some tips, we’d love to hear them.