I Could Have Binged All Night
Author: Julie Latz ~ January 20, 2015
Last night we were out with my in-laws for dinner. I had looked at the menu ahead of time and I had decided exactly what I wanted to eat. After ordering my salad and asking the waiter to add avocado to it, my mother-in-law, who at the time was downing bread and butter feverishly, leaned over and said "But isn't avocado so fattening?" ERRRR! That was really annoying...can you relate?
In my days of bingeing what that question would have led to is stuffing myself later (I of course wouldn't do it right then in front of her because I would fear more ridicule). I would have come home, thought about how angry I was that she made that comment and dove into the pantry and the freezer until I found myself in a food coma.
Luckily, that didn't happen. What's the difference between the old days and now? Saturday night I entered that restaurant with strength and conviction in my plan for myself. Nobody can shake me anymore. They can wonder, question, etc. but I know my truth. I know what is good for me and have the strength not to let someone else's ignorance of what is good for me get in my way.
I used to get thrown and honestly look for any excuse I could find to justify bingeing. It brought a kooky kind of pleasure which as we know doesn't last long but now what's way more important to me is how I feel after everything I eat, so no person or circumstance gets in the way of that.
So my suggestion to you is prior to entering a situation where you may get triggered to binge by either another person or any other stimuli, spend some time playing out in your mind how you want the event or situation to play out. What will you want to eat? What are the choices? Does it fit in with your weight loss plan or is it going to be a recipe for disaster? If you're clear on what you want your end result to be, it is so much easier not to get knocked over by someone else's agenda or other external forces.
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