Thursday, December 07, 2017
Saturday I got into a some sort of emotional crisis. Sad to say it led to binge eating in the past days.
I had been avoding sugars for 6 weeks, and been on a food plan that allows me to lose weight for 10 days.
In the past days I kept trying to get back on track and then at night I'd fail and overeat / binge.
I had a thought that I would try to slowly taper off the sugary foods again, but that definitely did NOT work!
Today I got rid of all trigger foods (gave them to my husband to take them to work). I have been using my 'old' rules that I learned in the BED treatment: eat 3 meals and 3 snacks and have reasonable portions. I probably will have eaten 2300 calories by the end of this day but if I get through it without bingeing I am content.
My thought is that it seems to be very helpful for me and maybe a 'must' to avoid refined sugars. Life, and following a food plan, was easier once I was sugar free for more than 3 weeks. I enjoyed my food more and had less cravings. I think it also helped me to be more stable in my moods... So, plenty of reasons to go back to that.
I will just keep on tracking my 'other goals' and pat myself on the back for every positive behavior.
For example, yesterday when I was feeling very low, I delayed overeating by getting busy, cleaned the kitchen and tidied the living room. Went to a yoga class.
Today, I got in my two longer walks with the dog and phoned a friend to distract myself from the negativity in my mind. I also did a short meditation. I made the effort to cook a 'real' meal.
Every step counts.