I know how much it hurts.
I know how much you wanted to “never binge again”.
I know how much you want to be doing ANYTHING but Googling “what to do after a binge?”.
If I could wave a magic wand and make this all disappear for you, I would…but I can’t, for a very good reason.
No, not because magic isn’t real (or isn’t it?) but because your binge eating is 100% there IN SUPPORT OF YOU.
It’s FOR you.
And as long as you see it as a shameful, lack-of-willpower, gotta’-get-it-under-control demon…it’ll stick around.
As long as you fight it…it’ll fight back.
But in the meantime, you’ve got a nauseatingly full belly and a heart full of aching disappointment to face.
I’m here for you.
I’VE BEEN THERE.
I know what it’s like to bring that food right back up.
I know what it’s like to hop on the treadmill for two hours.
I know what it’s like to slice my feelings into my limbs.
…and I know what it’s like to do the hardest thing: forgive.
You feel like if you forgive yourself, you’ll keep doing it again, and again, and again.
But go with me here ’cause…has anything else worked?
Since you’re here, I’m gonna guess nothing else has.
Now flipping a switch and forgiving isn’t so easy is it?
I could tell you to “go for a run” or “drink some water” or “take a bath” – but that advice has been given a million times.
Take it or leave it but let’s dig deeper:
What I love about this approach is that it allows you to use the binge eating for your growth and self-discovery, rather than treating it as a disease or something that makes you “broken”.
You are not broken.
You are deliciously amazing – and being YOU is more delicious than ANYTHING you could put in your mouth.
Sending you love – you’ve got this.