I’ve struggled with binge eating for as long as I can remember.
Some people might be shocked by this, but for those of you who know me offline and have seen me scarf down not just one whole – but two or more pizzas – you already knew this.
For the most part my binge eating is completely under control; that is, I only binge eat for funsies. Let’s face it, there are few things more fun than shoveling a bevy of delicious pastries down your throat until you create the perfect environment for mandatory nap time. I take that back. It’s more fun if it’s after all-you-can-eat sushi.
Anyway, I don’t know anyone with a more powerful “inner fat kid” than myself. Here’s how I was able to squash binge eating in its tracks for both me and my clients.
Weeks away from training. Consecutive days of binging. Not wanting to step on the scale.
We’ve all been there.
At this point in my life, I’ve probably fallen off the fitness horse a dozen times or more.
Some people fall of the horse once and never get back on. I’ve seen this with some of my clients, unfortunately; if I don’t get to them before it’s too late, they have dropped fitness for the immediate future.
Fortunately, I’ve saved many of them and have been able to iterate and tweak the steps that I recommend.
Here’s exactly how to get back on the horse when you’ve fallen.
There are few things that have the power to dictate our mood, confidence, or self-worth more than your weighing scale.
Those that have never struggled with fitness likely have an innocuous relationship with the scale. It’s simply a piece of equipment that simply reports one’s weight.
But for those who have struggled with their body image, the scale represents much more. It’s a deity to which they pay homage by enduring great pains in hopes of a favorable number.