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3 Tips to Avoid Binge Eating this Holiday Season

I opened up on Body Love TV recently about how I've struggled with binge eating my whole life. By changing my beliefs about myself and my body, I've been able to overcome BED and become the woman I want to be, living at full amplitude every single day.

Now, I have a new approach to my beliefs about my body. This approach helps me to maintain my commitment to eating from a place of love and respect for my body, rather than falling back into my old cycle of bingeing and deprivation. 

Especially during the holidays, when there are triggers all around us, I rely on this new approach to keep my sanity around food. This week, I've boiled down my approach into three tips that anyone can use to avoid holiday binge eating, or body craziness in general.

The surprising thing about these tips? They have absolutely nothing to do with food. Check out the episode of Body Love TV below to learn what they are:

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How I Overcame BED by Changing One Core Belief

Last week, I bared it all on Body Love TV by opening up about the fact that I have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) my whole life. I still remember one of my earliest episodes of binge eating, and the shame I felt over it.

The official definition of Binge Eating Disorder , courtesy of NEDA, is:

“Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards; and not regularly using unhealthy compensatory measures (e.g., purging) to counter the binge eating.” - National Eating Disorders Association

Although I've spent way more time and energy dealing with BED in the course of my life than I would like to admit, I haven't allowed it to prevent me from becoming the woman that I want to be, or keep me from living at full amplitude.

For me, overcoming BED was about changing one core belief. Learn more in this episode of Body Love TV:

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