Your health is so important. If you don't have your health, you don't have anything.
And it's totally justified to want to be healthy. It's a great desire.
It's also a reason that people stay binge eating for YEARS.
It may go something like this
You have been binge eating, and over the years, or even weeks, it has really impacted your weight.
Let's say you are eating 4000 cals 3X a week with the binge eating. That's 624,000 calories a year - over half a million calories.
And it's often on the worse quality foods. The kind that leads to diabetes and worse.
But then because the binge eating has put this extra weight on us, our health does start to decline.
Now we MUST do something.
And in that desperation we turn to what we know - dieting.
That's how you lose weight right? That's how you get healthy right?
Well, let's look at that: the # 1 cause of eating disorders is dieting
Let's do a thought experiment: Imagine you are starting a diet tomorrow. You will be very restricted in food and calories. And this is what you have to stick to for months to lose weight.
How do you feel about the rest of TODAY? Do you want to eat a salad for dinner? Or "because you will never have it again" do you want to eat all the desserts and bread you can?
How many times have we heard of "falling off the wagon?" and see our eating get WORSE a few days into starting a diet?
So maybe dieting is not the answer for better health - because it leads to even worse eating - and poorer health!
So what IS the answer?
Well, if we have poor health, what is the biggest cause. For you, if it's the binge eating...what if you just focused on ending the binge eating?
"But I have to lose weight first!" - but what if you ended the binge eating and just see what happens when you eat a half a million calories less of sugar each year?
"But I feel like I have to let go of restriction to do that! And I can't or I won't lose weight!" - what if you just focused on whatever you needed to do to end the binge eating? Even if that means not restricting? And just see what happens?
The solution is to change it from "what if I have to lose weight for my health?" to "What do I need to do for my health?"
If health is your biggest concern and binging is the biggest threat to it, then focusing on that first is the answer.
When we keep asking "but will this make me lose weight" it keeps us from the answer.
If you would like help in getting started in changing your health, through changing your relationship with food you can go to www.LydiaWente.com/apply and book a free 45 min session