In the last post, I talked about the holidays, but here I want to focus specifically on the office Holiday Party. This can be particularly triggering for many people. And for many people who suffer from binge eating and social anxiety, the holiday party is an anxiety provoking nightmare. And when you suffer from binge […]
Question: Submitted via email by Isa in Loma Linda, CA I’m leaving for Vermont to visit my parents for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately I have a four hour layover in O’Hare and I’m really scared. Layovers are usually a time when I go from Cinnabon to Pizza Hut to McDonalds to Chilis to Starbucks and eat several
Question: Submitted via email by Theresa in Marrero, Louisiana At least once or twice a week, late at night I binge eat. I feel as if I cannot stop and it’s everything unhealthy that I can get my hands on. Afterwards I feel horrible about myself, worthless. I am 50 years old and up until
“Just because I want it doesn’t mean I have to have it. ” Is a mantra that can be tremendously helpful in fighting binge eating. So often, people believe that they need to satisfy their urges immediately. And why not? We live in a world where instant gratification is the norm. The media sells directly
It is so common that someone comes into my office who is suffering terribly with bulimia or binge eating disorder but they haven’t told their boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife. There are some people who are in new relationships and don’t feel comfortable or ready to disclose that information yet. However, there are many more people who have been
Question: Submitted via email from Rachel in Wilmington, NC Sometimes I’m not sure if I’m actually bingeing. How do I know if a binge is really a binge? Last night I thought that I had binged. I ate two apples and two slices of toast after dinner. I was furious with myself, but my husband
Question: Submitted via email by Sarah in San Francisco, CA Can you tell me how to get rid of negative emotions? Like, first off, my boyfriend and I broke up over 5 months ago, but I can’t stop thinking about him. He doesn’t want to get back together but I can’t stop calling him. I’ve
There are times when you will be about to binge or trying to convince yourself that you won’t binge if you just let yourself have this one thing that has historically been a trigger food. Stop. Before you do anything, ask yourself, “am I hungry?” If you are, let yourself eat a protein dense food.
In order to carry out the processes that keep your body alive, your body needs to be fed (given fuel). Thus, your body is in a continual state of hunger which can be quickly relieved by eating. Having food present in your GI tract neutralizes the feeling of hunger which helps you to feel calm
I will be starting a Q&A Friday. Send me any questions you might have about eating disorders, recovery, therapy, binge eating or compulsive eating, body image issues, bulimia, or anything else that falls into that category. I will do my best to answer. Email all questions to: leora (at) leorafulvio (dot) com.