The first week of attempting to break a habit is always the hardest. That’s exactly what binge-eating is: a bad habit. Yes, it is a mentally draining habit that affects almost 10% of women and men in America, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope for recovery. Know that you are not alone, you are strong, and you can get better with help!
Associate this illness with the word habit and letting go of those basic binge impulses can steadily grow easier. Recovery is not a straight line of success; there are inconsistent ups and downs that will eventually lead you to a better mindset and relationship with food.
If you’re reading this article, you probably already know the frustrating elements of having a binge-eating disorder that torment your social and personal life. Acknowledge that you are not struggling alone and that living a healthy lifestyle takes time to commit to. It takes at least a month to develop habits, so try putting more effort into creating good habits to improve your overall health and mood. It may seem impossible in the beginning, but go through this method each and every day with a clear mindset that can distinguish when and why you want to emotionally revert to food as a form of comfort. Sooner or later, that first week of binge-free eating will turn into months.
What you may not know is that the type of food you eat makes it more difficult to overcome a binge eating disorder. Unhealthy processed sugary foods are addictive and sugar cravings are a huge part of the physical side of Binge Eating. This is because in many cases Binge Eating is actually a symptom of a much deeper depression. Changing the type of food you eat and choosing more healthy fresh options is one of many steps to feeling healthier and overcoming an eating disorder.