What To Do After You Emotionally Eat, Over-Eat or Binge-Eat
#1 Don’t Believe What Your Brain Is Telling You
If your brain is anything like mine, it’s going to tell you how horrible, disgusting, and unworthy you are.
It will tell you that you’re out of control, you have no discipline, and you’re a failure.
These are just thoughts. THEY ARE NOT TRUE.
You have a choice whether to latch onto them and believe them or to tell your brain,
“NO THANK YOU!”
REFUSE TO LET YOUR BRAIN BEAT YOU UP.
#2 Do A Brain Dump:
Take out a piece of paper and write down everything you’re thinking and feeling.
1. What are you making this emotional-eat, over-eat, or binge-eat mean about you?
2. What would you like to make it mean instead?
“I’m making it mean that I’m unworthy and broken.”
“I would like to make it mean instead that I’m learning, it’s okay to not be perfect, and that it doesn’t mean anything about my worth.”
#4 Treat Yourself Like You Would Your Best Friend:
How you treat yourself after an emotional-eat, over-eat, or binge-eat is EVERYTHING.
CHOOSE ON PURPOSE TO TREAT YOURSELF WITH RESPECT AND KINDNESS.
· How would you treat your best friend in this situation?
· What would you tell them?
· How would you comfort them?
· Give that same understanding, care, and compassion to yourself.
#3 Get Curious & Move On:
1. What was I feeling before I ate?
2. What was I thinking?
3. What would I like to do differently next time?
4. How can I use this as an opportunity instead of a setback?