If you are struggling with binge eating, you don’t need to feel alone, ashamed or helpless. Eating emotionally and overindulging are human and lots of people struggle with the same problem. The good news is that you CAN kick your bad eating habits (including binging) for good; bringing you closer to getting the body you deserve.
Beat this behavior in its track by eating healthier and eating more often.Did you ever stop to think that you may be binge eating because your diet is inadequate? If you don’t consume enough calories or the right nutrients, your body will crave a binge. And if you don’t eat often enough, you will become increasingly hungry; making overindulging almost a given.
Follow a healthy, balanced diet which include food from all the major food groups. And for best results eat every 3 hours; for a total of 5-6 small meals. Keep your meals small and regular and these eating impulses will be something of the past.
Depriving yourself of your favorite foods is a surefire way to become miserable and to bring on binges. A too strict diet can lead you with cravings for all the wrong foods with alarming frequency; leading to binges. Nobody can live on salads with no cheats for too long without turning to overeating.
Don’t have an all-or nothing approach to dieting; it can be the very reason why you struggle with binging in the first place. Stick to your diet 90% of the time and allow yourself the occasional treat to avoid becoming a slave to this behavior.
Exercise your bad eating impulses away! Cutting calories in order to lose weight and belly fat, produces a hunger hormone (Ghrelin) which may lead to an eating disorder. This hormone is produced in your stomach and it works with your brain to release signals of hunger.
Intense, regular exercise reduces the production of this hormone in your stomach. The more you exercise (make it intense), the less Ghrelin is produced and the less your hunger signals. Aim for 3-4 workouts a week and up the intensity to say goodbye to binges for good.
These 3 solutions I shared with you will really help to put a lid on your bad eating habits. If you need more help, here are 3 other ways in which you can reduce binges:
1. Find comfort without food - Don’t reward yourself with food.
2. Get preoccupied - If you feel a desire to eat come on, get busy (go for a walk).
3. If all else fails, get some professional help - Sometimes a little counseling goes a long way.
These solutions I shared with you will help you to put an end to your bad eating habits. If you implement these strategies you may also lose weight and finally get rid of your belly fat.