If this were an episode of Friends it would be “The One About How I Quit Binge-Eating For Good”.
At least, that’s me being hopeful.
I can’t believe it, but I think I’ve finally found my happy medium between apathy (some might say over-indulgence) and obsession (some might say diet culture).
Here it is, are you ready?
For me, diet – like anything else in life – is just another habit.
I got so caught up in outside philosophies that I overcomplicated it.
One day, I realized binge-eating is not an addiction.
It’s not something you are pre-disposed to be “bad at”. It’s not a lifelong dependency you will forever be stuck and struggling with.
It’s a simple matter of something I had gotten into the habit of doing.
And I get to decide if those habits make me feel good – physically, emotionally, mentally… Or not.
The moment I realized this, I felt like I got my agency back.
And I still regularly enjoy my treats at that! They just don’t make my choices for me.
It wasn’t an overnight change, but I haven’t eaten past full in almost 3 months now.
And counting 🤞🏾.
And it doesn’t have to be diet!
Is this something you’re working on?
Are there any new habits you’re working on? Feel free to listen in and share your own thoughts about how you get “unstuck” 👇🏾.
❤ Jenny & Joe