Habits are hard to break
Have you been binge eating for a while? Is it so much part of your day that you find it almost impossible to imagine life without it?
I hear that a lot from clients. “I have always eaten this amount of food, ever since I left college”, or “I have had a bucket of chicken a day since forever”. All statements that mean the habit is ingrained.
But that doesn’t mean they have to always be true.
The mere fact you’re reading this means the habit isn’t as ingrained as you might believe.
The evolution of life
I’m sure most of us did dumb things as kids. Things that seemed perfectly reasonable or sensible when we were in our teens or early twenties but cringe when we think of them now.
That’s normal and part of the switch between the urge to experiment when we were young and the experience that tells us the likelihood of the outcome of those experiments. Experience that only comes with living life.
It’s the same with food.
Many of you are here now reading this. Several of you are weeks into this course and have not binged at all or have not binged anywhere near as much as you used to.
This is the same evolution that we go through when we evolve as people.
Think back to six months ago. Did you think you could have gone this long without overeating? Did you think you could lose the weight? Change your diet? Change your life as much as you have or take control of your destiny again?
If you’re anything like I was, those were the last things on your mind.
So you have evolved. As we all evolve through life.
Package that experience
Now package the experience of the past weeks on this course. Put it in bright wrapping paper, a nice sparkly bow or do whatever you want to celebrate it. Create a package you can bring out anytime you feel down, feel vulnerable or feel like binging.
Use it to remind yourself that you have evolved as a person and no longer need to binge. Just the same as you evolved from teenager to the continually improving person you are now.
I have never pretended that beating a habit of a lifetime would be easy. I know, as I have been where you are. I know it’s tough. I know there will be days where you just want to give up and eat some junk food.
I also know that you don’t need to. That bringing out your package of positive experience and remembering how good you felt the first time you said no to the urge to binge makes a huge difference.
Binge eating is a learned habit. Like those formative years where we try new things to see what happens. It’s also an habit you can grow out of if you really want to.
You don’t have to do it alone. I’m here for you. Family and friends will be there for you.
We are all in it together.
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Alan Steiner DMD