Hope, motivation, a new diet, binge eating, dieting, emotional eating, dieting, overeating, dieting, helplessness, dieting, defeat. Diet after diet, I’d try to lose weight, but I just couldn’t break the binge eating cycle. Sprinkled throughout Balancing Today you’ll see a woman who knew there was an underlying issue. A woman who wanted to figure it out, but just didn’t know how to break the binge eating cycle.
Last fall, while I was on maternity leave, I came across a book called Never Binge Again (free kindle version). I started reading it and instantly new that this approach would change my life, but it scared me. There was a voice inside my head that didn’t want to give up emotional eating. A piece of me, despite wanting to lose weight, that didn’t want to give up the moments of happiness and pleasure that came from binge eating after a long and stressful day.
Those fears opened my eyes to how much overeating, emotional eating, and binge eating sabotaged all of the amazing things I was doing to live a happier and healthier life. I decided enough was enough and that it was time to stop giving into my inner sabotage. It was time for me to tell that voice inside that convinced me eating ice cream out of the tub or spoonfuls of peanut butter would solve all of my stressors and problems that it was all a lie. Food wasn’t going to change my situation! Food wasn’t going to make me feel better in the long run.
I have lost over 30 pounds since breaking the binge eating cycle, finding a freedom and joy that I honestly didn’t think was possible. What I love most about breaking the binge is that I realized that the diet just didn’t matter. You can follow whatever diet you want and find success, the key is not overeating, eating out of emotion, and/or binge eating!
The truth is, I am so proud of myself. I am proud of the strength I’ve had to stop giving into the lies and to break this cycle of binge eating. I am proud of this body, where it has taken me, the beautiful babies it has given me, and all that lies before me. I am also proud of myself for not throwing away Never Binge Again last year. I could have turned a blind eye, but I didn’t. I listened to myself, knowing my real issues, and what it was going to take to truly change my life.
This year I launched Break the Binge and started working with women across the globe as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Never Binge Again Coach. Through Break the Binge, I work with women who are tired of the cycle and need support creating a life of freedom from food. Being a support, encourager, motivator, friend, and coach for overweight women has long been a dream of mine and I am overjoyed to have launched Break the Binge! If you’re tired of this cycle, I get it and I want to help you!
You can break this cycle of binge eating! You can stop using food to cope with your life and can lose weight! You can follow whatever diet you want, the key is breaking this cycle of giving into the voice that tells you food will make everything better! You can Break the Binge! You can find true freedom from food!