Bouncing back after a binge
I don’t have all the answers but this is what I know seems to work for me like 85% of the time. It’s not perfect, but the odds are quite good, so obviously i have to share.
1. You need to get out of your skull.
Your thoughts and feelings after a binge can be absolutely toxic, suicidal and never-ending. I am not joking. It is enough to drive someone to the brink of their sanity.
2. You need social interaction
You need to laugh out loud, bitch and just have an exchange with another human being that really brings you into the present moment on that you can stop living in your skull because it is a painful place to be right now. You need to get as far away as possible from self-hate and endless chatter in your brain.
So schedule to go out with friends, with family, spend time being not alone or alone in your own skull. Don’t let yourself be alone with your thoughts for too long to ruminate and go into dark places.
3. Get rid of the binge food.
You’ve probably bought a huge stash of binge foods .. chips, chocolates, maccas, whatever….. right? It’s time to throw it out or give it away.
IF you think its a waste of money, it’s not. You already spent the money when you purchased it. It either goes in the waste or to your waist.
I guarantee, everytime you see the binge food, you will be tempted to go and grab it and binge some more in a freaking heartbeat. Looking at it will cause emotional turmoil and unnecessary temptation. You know you can’t eat it in moderation at this point, it’s literally all of nothing. Also, visually and psychologically, getting rid of all that trash is like clearing away all the negativity and toxicity out of your life and starting over a clean slate.