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Binged

for the first time in a long time last night. Not feeling great today, but I’m going to stay positive, eat better, and work harder than yesterday.

Oddly, I’m glad - it’s a reminder of what a long way I’ve come. Before, I would have continued binging for days, even weeks. But I’ve proven to myself that I can slip up and still get back on track without hesitation. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend. 

Don’t torture yourself over a slip up. Accept that it happened, forgive and do better next time.

Don’t torture yourself over a slip up. Accept that it happened, forgive and do better next time.

Six Healthy Eating Tips to Prevent Binge Eating

Knowing exactly how much (and what kind) of food your body needs to stay healthy and maintain your weight—or lose if need be—is not an exact science. Far from it, as anyone who has ever noshed until they were uncomfortably full knows all too well. These six tips will teach you how to spot hunger and eat to stay satisfied, so you can control calories and shed pounds without “dieting.”

I’ve been naughty

this past week. Cupcakes, hot dogs, alcohol etc… the delicious list goes on and on. I haven’t exercised in a couple of days either. 

I feel like a hypocrite encouraging fitness when I’ve been slacking, but seeing all your posts motivate me and remind me how great “healthy” feels. Nobody’s perfect - we all have off-days/weeks when we eat more and exercise less than we should. What matters is forgiving yourself and deciding to get back on track.

So thank you all for your inspiration and support :)

Balance

I have never been technically anorexic or bulimic, but I’ve had a taste of both.

I know what it’s like to eat practically nothing all day just because you want to feel thin. I know how incredibly satisfying it is to go to bed and wake up hungry and skinny. It gives you hope that you’re one pound lighter, one step closer to being okay.

I also know what it’s like to binge eat. I know how incredibly satisfying it is to just keep chewing and swallowing and chewing and swallowing. It fills a hole that you can’t explain. It’s addictive, until you finish and you feel disgusted.

I have been to both ends and I can say with with no doubt in my heart that neither made me any happier or healthier. All I did was think, “is this cycle ever going to end?”

I want to put this message out to all the people out there who are struggling with their bodies. It doesn’t matter if you weigh 100 pounds or 300 pounds. What matters is that you treat your body with the care and respect it deserves. I made a resolution to treat myself better, to be healthier. So far, I’m doing well and it has changed my entire outlook on life. Of course there will be days when I want to fall back into old habits, but I’m determined to keep it up because this is it. This is the only body you get, and one day when it’s over, you’re going to wish that you cherished yourself more. 

Don’t abuse yourself anymore. Stop starving and purging for the sake of being thin. Strive to be fit, healthy, and happy. Love yourself now before it’s too late.