A squabble takes you straight to chocolate; a bad day at work makes you crave burgers for dinner. We instinctively reach for comfort foods to make up for anything that goes wrong. Each time you eat, ask yourself—Are you really hungry? It’s often just your state of mind.
Clear your refrigerator, clean your shelves—get rid of every bit of junk food from your house. You might struggle in the beginning, but not having cookies and chips around each time you feel like a bite makes it easier to resist bingeing.
Boredom is another binge trigger. Find a fruitful distraction to stop your munching mania. Go for a run, work on a quick DIY project, or hang out with friends. The key is to find an activity with no sign of food around. Hunger pangs are less frequent when you stay busy.
We admit it, feeling hungry can make anyone miserable. But you’ll feel a lot better when you think of your goal. Imagine fitting into that dress you haven’t worn in months. Feels better already, doesn’t it?
Time for Treats
Everyone deserves a cheat day. Choose what works best for you—some stuff themselves on weekends and others prefer a small, daily indulgence. Your binge habits are more likely to relapse if you deprive yourself. Keep your appetite and mind satisfied.
HOW TO GET OVER BINGE EATING