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Healing Wisdom for Binge Eating and Restricting Recovery

Healing Wisdom for Binge Eating and Restricting Recovery
"Without memory there is no healing. Without forgiveness there is no future"
Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Your Binge Eating and Restricting Healing Journey Guidelines

Binge eating and restricting food signal, and hopefully invite the individual who suffers the cause of her anxiety and compulsive eating behavior. If this is you and you accept the invitation to increase your awareness of yourself and your inner world you are about to start your healing journey.

The guidelines are in Tutu's quote. I add that the missing sentence in the middle covers the journey.  It's the second act of a three act play where challenges are faced.  Here what is  denied is exposed., This is where your courage and determination bring you to your genuine truth.  You increase your ability to trust and love.

Bulimia Tragedy Behind Her Façade: Eight Questions for you

Bulimia Tragedy Behind Her Façade

No awareness of binge eating risk

Mary's story of bulimia is all the more tragic because it seems that neither she nor the people in her life had genuine information about the dangers connected with weight gain, weight loss and eating disorders. The focus today is too often on appearance and not about the real needs of a human body or the risks associated with eating disorders and types of weight loss programs.

Her story:

 Mary was obese in the 6th grade. I wonder when her obesity began? Obesity is not necessarily an indication of an eating disorder, but it is a signal that something is amiss. Someone made a comment that supposedly triggered her bulimia.

Were you alone and binge eating at Christmas? How to ground yourself.

  • Were you alone and binge eating at Christmas? How to ground yourself. 

              A bell alone can still ring.

Binge eating for Christmas companionship

People who binge eat often isolate. Was that you this Christmas? Were you alone? Did you go into a cave and wait for Christmas to pass by? Did you hope for phone calls and invitations that didn’t come? Did you binge eat and watch TV?

It was worse this year because of Covid. You couldn't go to a movie by yourself. You couldn’t go to an in-person  OA meeting or a 12 step marathon to be with people, even if you didn’t know them.

Going to a seminar or workshop so you could be with people celebrating in a way that blended with the workshop theme was too risky this year.

Some of you got sick and stayed in bed under the quilt with hot tea. Some of you wrote letters or wrote in your journal.

She made a fire, sat with her animals in the living room and read a book of Christmas stories and legends from around the world. It was nice and the best she could do.

Good Goals or Binge Eating Triggers? Importance of a clarity check

Good Goals or Binge Eating Triggers? Importance of a clarity check

Support your binge eating recovery

If you binge eat you can use this New Year time of new beginnings, fresh starts and New Year’s resolutions to renew your commitment to recovery. But, please be aware of the different kinds of resolutions. The best resolutions you can choose are those that support your healthy way of living and add energy to your life. Be wary of resolutions that are triggers for slips or major eating disorder acting out. Here are some examples of both.

Examples of Recovery Support New Year’s Resolutions
These resolutions involve activities that weaken the need to binge. 

 I resolve to:

1.  learn something new.

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