After binge eating for so long, a gal will get to a point where the physical, mental and emotional toll is just too much. She'll start to think that there has to be another way—and that way cannot be another diet offering false hope to lose the weight once and for all, quickly and easily. She finally begins to understand that it is diets that keep her stuck, perpetually in the "Dieter's Dilemma" cycle of dieting, overeating and then regaining all the lost weight.
Insert the ANTI-DIET MENTALITY.
If dieting has become your way of life, the idea of NOT dieting can be REALLY scary. It's normal to feel fearful about letting go of the control you've had over food for so long. I mean, it has been the only tool you have known to lose weight (albeit temporarily).
Hitting diet rock bottom is a hard reality—damned if you diet and damned if you don't. [Can ya'll feel me here?!]
Most gals in this position feel stuck between two main conflicting fears:
OTHER COMMON FEARS ARE:
If you don't know, yo girl's guilty pleasure is french fries, all day long, errrrrrydayyyyy. But, obvi, if I ate them that often, you'd have to roll my round potato ass everywhere. So instead, I create just-as-yummy substitutes that still satisfy my palate while keeping the food guilt at bay.
If you're on the journey to healing your relationship with food, it's so, so important not to feel deprived. Controlling and restricting food (especially carbs and other foods that were once "off limits") are behaviors that keep you stuck in the cycle of emotional and binge eating. The key to overcoming the fight against food is to allow your body to consume what you're craving. I know: this can be SCARY AS HELL for those of you just starting this process (a full blog is to come on how to do this properly & fearlessly). But for now, I suggest finding new alternatives to your "off limit" foods (you know the delicious, calorie-dense, greasy ones that you hid in the closet and binged night after night) that will trick your mind into thinking you're actually having them.
Insert 👉🏽 my bomb.com sweet potato recipe I came up with myself. The next time you're craving binge-worthy carbs, this snack will do the trick.
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