Do you find yourself binge eating frequently?
Are you sick of the effects it is having on your waistline and energy levels? You want to just look toned and honed like you are love island ready! It’s possible! You just need to learn how to stop binge eating and ruining your diet.
Binge eating can be triggered by unhealthy attitudes about food and weight, failed attempts at dieting or the need for an emotional high.
So what can you do about it? It’s time to knock binge eating on the head and sort out your eating and exercise habits. Once you take control you will find it much easier to curb cravings and get a good grip on your eating habits.
Let’s take a look at a few simple but super effective ways you can stop binge eating.
1. Don’t skip breakfast - no really, DON’T!
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Skipping it does you no favours, in fact skipping breakfast can actually make you gain weight. Consuming a good breakfast that contains a mixture of slow-release carbohydrates and protein is a great way to start the day. The slow-digesting combination will keep you fuller for longer, which means you are less likely to binge eat. Binge eating can be very common amongst those who consume high GI carbs for breakfast such as toast and cereal which give you a quick spike in energy then leave you feeling pretty hungry soon after.
2. Meal Prep to prevent the BINGE!
Prepare your meals. We go into detail on meal prep in another post so can’t stress enough the importance of this task. If you prepare your meals each day you always have something to eat. This will eliminate the urges to binge because you can prepare nutritionally balanced, fulfilling meals. Your body and mind will love you for it. At the beginning of each week decide what you are going to include in your meal prep and make sure that you take your meals with you wherever you go.
3. Listen to what your body is telling you - more than your mind
Binge eating is usually rooted in emotional responses. It could be because you've had a bad day, you are stressed, you have been craving some particular food you've been deprived of for a while or you are bored and looking for a lift. Usually all these responses are rooted in emotion, not because you are hungry. When you feel like binging think about why? Are you actually hungry? The likelihood is that you aren't! Think about it too, is binging on a load of sweet snacks and empty calories really worth it? No.
Everybody is guilty of binge eating at some point, you are only human. The important thing is to recognise when it is becoming a little bit too common. Ask yourself why is this happening? What can you put in place to prevent it and then with patience and practice, the binge eating will be a thing of the past.