Oops You Did It Again - Overcoming a Binge

by Helen M. Ryan
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Everyone slips up.

You’d be surprised that even those who you think are “all that and more” have “bad” days. (So, I’m not really supposed to say “bad days” but when I eat too much crap I feel bad in all ways. So here we are.)

While there are a lot of ways to recover from a binge, sometimes you need to not overthink it… just get back on track and move on down the road.

Oops you did it again. So what? But what do you do now?

  • Eat healthier the next meal/day, but don’t starve. Eating 500 calories “the day after” will only make you hungrier and may cause you to “crack” again. 
  • If you want to “make up’” those extra calories, simply shave off 200 calories a day and increase your activity by 200 calories per day the rest of the week.
  • Forget it happened. “It is what it is.” The world is not coming to an end. Get back on a healthy track, don’t think about it, and don’t smacktalk yourself.

Your goal is to get back on the horse and stay on the horse longer and longer each time. Don’t stay on the ground because the horse bucked you off. 

Mental health first, my friends. Always remember that.

Published October 3, 2012