I know you are tired: workout anyway! Studies show that even if your workout is “forced” your anxiety and stress levels will decrease. Aerobic activity is proven to reduce anxiety and depression and you’ll get these benefits whether you feel like workout out or not
What’s mindful eating? Being fully aware of what you are eating and enjoying your meal. It helps in digestion, lessens overeating, and puts you in sync with your body’s hunger sensors. Eating should be enjoyable and a calming experience. Don’t rush:
1. Sit down at a table
2. Clear away the clutter
3. Set a table place
4. Use nice silverware and plates
5. Set good lighting that is comfortable
6. Maybe set soothing and slow music (you will chew to the rhythm of the music)
7. No multi-tasking
Anonymous asked: Hi! I was once on the edge of anorexia but luckily i got out of it Sincse then i just cant stop eating and i always feel bad after it but i cant stop myself Do you have any ideas that could help? I have a normal weight now but i dont really want to put on a lot of weight
Honestly? I’m a big fan of therapy. I had a therapist for a while, and it was a really good experience for me. I think pretty well everyone has at least a few issues that could stand being worked out.
What you really need is to work out your relationship with food. You said you were borderline anorexic, so it’s not surprising you’ve still got food issues to be handled.
If you can’t get into therapy for whatever reason (and I really, really recommend that you try it, especially with these kind of things), then the best advice I can give you is to try to dig into that issue. Spend some time in meditation, try journaling about your food relationship. It’s hard to overcome a problem like this without figuring out where it comes from and bringing that to light. What issues do you / did you have that sparked this? How did that make you feel? Where do you think those things came from? The more aware you are of the cause and effects, the easier it is to start separating yourself from it. This is essentially what you’d be doing in therapy, but it’s way easier when you have someone else there to sort it out with you.
In the meantime, there are other things you can do while you start sorting through all of it. When you feel the urge to binge, see if you can replace that behavior with another one: try writing about the craving, or going for a walk. Put on some music and start dancing. Draw or paint, even if its just elaborate notebook scribbling. Call a friend or relative. Do some yoga. Whatever the case may be, that’s the first best way to break that cycle.
As a secondary backup - if you can, try to arrange the food around in such a way as to limit the damage if you have a binge. Really, how much damage can you do if you wind up binging on carrots, apples, and celery?
Finally, and most importantly of all: don’t stress the struggle. Even if you do put on some weight in the process of trying to sort out your emotional health? Putting on a bit of weight is far from the worst thing that can happen.
Work on the emotional health first. Then, if you need to, you can work on losing the weight.
Hope that helps. Good luck!
You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.