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Break the Binge-Restrict Cycle!

August 26, 20212 min read

Break the Binge-Restrict Cycle!

The all too familiar cycle... So, why does it happen? & how can we make the cycle better?

Well, when you overeat or binge it is likely out of alignment with the version of yourself you’d like to be or see yourself as.

So, if you take an action that’s not aligned with your identity, say bikini competitor, then you’re going to feel guilty.

Guilt is a phenomenon that describes the feeling we get when we do something we don’t consider normal behavior for ourselves.

So, what do most people do?

Punish / Purge

Restriction or purging can be done in many ways in an effort to “reverse the damage”.

Some people do extra cardio or limit their caloric intake, fast, or even try to throw it up.

Then what happens?

Hunger sets in and you get a little taste & can’t stop or you make a huge meal because you “haven’t eaten all day”

& the cycle repeats itself...

So, now to overcome it.

Well, I discussed in a recent video getting through phase 1 Overeating & binging (DM me for a direct link to that).

Phase 2: feeling guilty
Guilt is an emotional manifestation of an identity disconnect.

Reconnect to who you are & forgive yourself by acknowledging what happened, what triggered it, & how you can use that knowledge for prevention.

Phase 3: Punishing is a result of feeling guilty

It’s also a result of thinking that it is going to destroy you, your body, & who you are so you try to cover that up/ make up for it.

This is SO important to stop. This phase is what really creates the perpetuation of the cycle.

Putting an end to this part though really involves introspection.

It often times comes down to new expectations & standards to meet the needs of your NEW goals.

This is something I guide my clients through for objective guidance to discovery.

Phase 4: you get hungry because you’ve either done more cardio or you’ve somehow gotten rid of the food you ate or would have eaten.

If you have a binge or overeat, it’s important to drink water, relax, & fuel yourself slowly so as to not trigger the cycle again-NO RESTRICTING.

Ready to heal your relationship with food & your body? Send me a DM now @celestial_fit or check here for resources.

Celeste Rains-Turk

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