What triggers a binge?
Keeping a diary can be very helpful when trying to identify the triggers that cause someone to binge, as well as helping you to work out how to bring the bingeing under control or have a degree of management over them.
For instance, binging is more likely:-
Ways of coping
It may be difficult to cope with uncomfortable feelings without binging. If so, help should be sought and a support group may be helpful. Here are some ways to help control the urge to binge:-
Build on that. If you do someone a good turn, feel proud. If you want to treat yourself, then do it! Why? Because you're worth it!
The first step to recovery is to acknowledge there is a problem! This is the biggest step forward.
Effort must be made to try and resolve the underlying emotional problems. Food can't simply be avoided and it is more likely someone will binge if they deprive themselves of emotional support.
It is also medically unsafe to starve, binge and purge. Seek the support of your GP to monitor you physically. Ask for a referral to be made for emotional support and check out the services available via the local self help group.
Finally, take each day as it comes. Recovery can take a long time. Make steps small and achievable. Don't set yourself up to fail by making your aims unrealistic. Focus on the positives and why it is important to you to get better.
GOOD LUCK! Help is a telephone call away!