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Night time binge can fade by eating breakfast

Eating breakfast can subdue night time binge eating*pix Night time binge is not an issue for this swan eating a lovely breakfast.

The night time binge pattern goes like this: 

You got caught in a nightly binge again last night. Yesterday you ate too much.  Last night you binged. Maybe you threw up. You went to bed exhausted.  You criticized yourself for failing to end your eating disorder. You vowed that the tomorrow you would start fresh and not binge. You can escape this pattern.

Recovery exercise: Use any time to prevent or stop a binge

recovery exercise

Use this recovery exercise to stop a binge.  Powerful emotions, some you don't recognize, trigger cravings and push you into eating disorder behaviors. If you can postpone action, even for a moment, and move into an alternative frame of mind, you may be able to waylay those feelings and prevent an eating disorder episode.


This exercise, like any exercise, takes practice before you experience long term benefits. But you will receive short term benefits quickly.

Slippery Slope Dangers: How to Stay in Eating Disorder Recovery

slippery slope
Do you recognize the two main influences that propel you to the slippery slope and undermine your eating disorder recovery?

1.   Anyone who supports your symptoms rather than your recovery. Be wary and alert when someone encourages you to starve or invites you to join them in a binge.

2.   Eating disorders distort your thinking and your perceptions. Under the influence of that distortion you can rationalize and justify eating disorder behaviors. That justification puts you well on the slippery slope to relapse.

Touch: Physical Contact Can Speed Your Eating Disorder Recovery

 

Touch has healing power

Power of touch" "We need four hugs a day for survival.  We need eight hugs a day for maintenance.  We need twelve hugs a day for growth."  Virginia Satir

Are you eating or exercising too much out of touch deprivation? Do you sink into a recliner or couch with comforting food to console your body? 

Think about it.  Loneliness and a sense of isolation exists when you suffer from an eating disorder.  Bingeing on food or obsessing on being as small as possible by not eating are ways of addressing a deprivation.  One of your deprivations could be skin on skin experiences.      *photo

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