BINGING. Why the hell do I do this to myself?? Is what goes through my head, after a binge sesh. Oh, and yes I have binged many many times. Countless.
It honestly is a skill to keep yourself from binging out. A skill that you have to learn overtime on your own, after much practice and mindfulness, and OF COURSE being very self aware of whats in what.
The constant temptation will always be there. It always is there! food is life and some people live to eat and some eat to live. I wish I would just eat to live sometimes haha. But I love food. That is why I LOVE macros so much because you can really eat what you want as long as it fits in your macros.
So how do I avoid to keep myself from binging out? Trial and error… trial and error haha lots of errors in there.
First, I hate the way it makes me feel afterwards so I really try and focus on that.
Second, I ALWAYS snack every 2 hours. This is SO good for your metabolism and helps speed it up. It will help you feel fuller and you wont feel as starved. You don’t want to EVER get in a state of complete starvation mode. You know what happens when that strikes? You literally will eat whatever you see first and 20 of them because you feel so hungry.
I know this from experience and listening to my body. Watch your body and you will notice that as well.
Third, I make sure to fit a treat in my macros EVERY DAY. Yes everyday. I do mine every night. I call it my late night craving snack. I will go buy 2 flavors of halo top every week, and have a 1/2 cup every night and switch off the flavors throughout the week to keep it interesting.
I made my 7 DAY MEAL PLAN to help give you an idea, of how much to eat and how often. Also, the recipes are so delicious, like Protein Pancakes, Chicken Kale Salad, etc… SO yummy. I also put a treat in there everyday.
The trick to not going into starvation mode is to eat every 2 hours. Pack your stuff with you if you have to! Make sure you have on the go snacks in your bag.
The last thing you want to do is starve and then binge. It is SO bad for you, because your body will hold onto anything you eat and store it as fat. Plus it makes you feel icky.
Portion control your foods, measure and weigh things. I did a post about that on “FOODS I TRY TO AVOID”
Have a great day!