Inspiring you to find peace with food and your body image
Inspiring you to find peace with food and your body image
Help! I can't stop eating
by Harriet Frew on March 31st, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, when you binge eat, it is not because you are a mad, bad person with no willpower and have been taken over by evil demons. It is a complex mix of physiological and psychological factors.

Here’s my top ten. See which make sense for you.

1. You are so tired from your mad, crazy life and need a pick me up NOW.

2. You have eaten very little all day and are so hungry you could eat the contents of the whole fridge, before you start on the food cupboard.

3. You are being too healthy/restrictive/’good’. That is frankly quite tedious and so you feel deprived.

4. You are feeling lonely and food provides instant comfort without any judgement or talking at you.

5. It is a habit. When you stop at the petrol station, you crave those jelly babies. This is what you do!

6. You’re not eating regularly enough and your blood sugar is low. One bite of something turns you into a ravenous beast.

7. Cakes are everywhere at work. If you don’t eat them, you are worried you will never taste a cake like that again.

8. You see a skinny person and feel fat, so want to eat. Sounds crazy but we do it!

9. You jump on the scales and the number is wrong. You self-punish.

10. You have been drinking a few too many G and Ts. It is the day after and you are craving food to get your blood sugar up. 

Which do you relate to? Be brave, post below and share your own reasons for bingeing or let me know if you relate to any of the above. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Heather - April 1st, 2014 at 5:42 AM
Further to some of the above, I binge because:
- I want to rebel by doing something reckless.
- I want to escape from the anxiety of work, a binge is a distraction.
- A binge provides secret "me" time. The binge is so engrossing that unlike during other non-work activities, I am unable to think of anything besides the binge. During a binge there is no mental space available to consider guilt, my work or other people. Additionally, no-one else knows about my binge so I am able to continue the faade of being super-human who never takes a break from work.

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