Posted in January 2012

Food Fantasies: Where Binges Start

Food Fantasies: Where Binges Start

Have you ever noticed how many times per day you think about food, even when you aren’t hungry? Fantasizing about food is so common to most people that they are unaware how often they daydream about food. Believe it or not, even thinking for a “second” about how good a certain food would taste can … Continue reading

Homework (Exercise 2)

Homework (Exercise 2)

                  The Five W’s of Binging (Exercise 2) Here is a quick, simple, and yet surprisingly effect exercise to pinpoint some hidden causes behind your emotional eating binges. Many of you are familiar with the Five W’s and have them already memorized, but if you don’t they are quite … Continue reading

The Danger of “Free Days”

The Danger of “Free Days”

How often have you heard that its important to have a “cheat day” or “free day” once weekly? Many people from nutritionists to celebrities praise the “free day” rule. The concept is that a person should eat healthy (or in other words “diet”) for 5-6 days at a time, and then once per week have … Continue reading

The Invisible Cage

The Invisible Cage

Do you ever feel stuck in a role that you feel is not supportive of your personal growth? Do you find yourself shrinking into the background when an alpha acting friend, family member, co-worker, or boss comes around? Many people do not realize their own power, and therefore willingly submit to serving others in their … Continue reading

Journaling: Your Personal Paradise

Journaling: Your Personal Paradise

What is Journaling? Journaling is many things to many people! There is no right (nor wrong) way to journal, and no set amount of time needed to classify your experience as “journaling”. The main point of journaling is to give your inner life outer EXPRESSION. When you have a bad day it can help to … Continue reading

Guilt: Accepting Your Opinions

Guilt: Accepting Your Opinions

All of this talk about self-honesty as being crucial to recovery, and one could easily forget that there is a common blockage to achieving that level of self-knowing: Guilt. Guilt is not something reserved for when a person does something logically wrong, but it oftentimes is a reaction to when a person does something not … Continue reading

Homework (Exercise 1)

Homework (Exercise 1)

Which is Best for You: Trigger Tactic or Allow All technique? 1. Time of Day A) Do you overeat at a specific time of day? B) Do you randomly binge (without a specific time pattern) 2. Entertainment A) Do you often notice you have been online, watching tv, or reading just before a binge? B) … Continue reading

Anatomy of a Binge

Anatomy of a Binge

When do you usually binge? In a short survey I noticed that most bingers choose the afternoon and evening hours for their binges. I thought about many possible reasons why people binge, and came to the conclusion that your reasons cannot be pinpointed by any survey nor report. You are a unique human being, but … Continue reading

Welcome

Welcome

When I decided to create this anti-binging blog, I thought back to the dozens of pieces of advice I wanted to share with my readers. I was unsure where to start, and I frankly felt a bit overwhelmed. After some careful thought, I decided to start off with a table of contents of sorts that … Continue reading