I binge. Am I the problem?

July 9, 2021

If you binge, do you believe that you are the problem? 

If you do then the answer is: No.

You might be struggling with your relationship with food, or to accept your body right now.

BUT, ultimately if you binge, you are not the problem.

You are not wrong or a bad person for bingeing and definitely your binge doesn’t represent who you are.

So, when you find yourself thinking about you in these terms: notice it and let go.

Transform the energy you’re currently using to punish or giving out at yourself for bingeing.

Instead, use it to reconnect with food from a place of pure curiosity and feel your feelings without judgment.

Again, notice and let go.

Focus on one day at a time.

There’ll be days where it’ll feel easy to connect with food and live in your body.

Definitely, there will be days where you’ll feel like you’re stepping back into old ways and you’ll think you are a problem to fix.

It’s perfectly normal to have those days.

To help, remind yourself:

“This is a lifelong journey.

My healing is a process not a destination.

And I’m here for the journey.

I choose to focus on one day at a time.”

You might be afraid that if you tell someone the depths of your relationship with food,  you will be too much exposed. That you’ll feel the pain of showing your vulnerability and rawness to others.

Maybe, you believe there’s something terribly wrong with you.

That your binges show who you really are.

Many times eating in secret, and hiding any proof of that, made me feel so stupid and helpless that I would try and pretend everything was just fine in front of everyone’s eyes even if I was screaming inside.

It seemed impossible to me to do something about it. And I just couldn’t face the reality of having an issue and overcome the embarrassement I felt for acting that way.

I was also convinced that no one else could be like me.

I kept telling myself that maybe a small bunch of people was acting the same way as me, but I had absolutely no clue that bingeing and emotional eating were such a common issue.

Let’s break the stigma. You expressing what is raw and vulnerable can help your healing.

In case you don’t know yet, this website has a free resources page to help you start your healing journey.

Have a look and get in touch to ask any questions you have. I might be able to recommend an article or another resource to support you.  

With kindness,
Dona 🌷

Found Food freedom and Body acceptance

Written by Donatella Porceddu

I am a registered psychologist and life coach specialised in binge and emotional eating, body kindness, and mindful eating. I empower women to become the best version of themselves through my comprehensive approach, which combines personal coaching and psychology, leveraging my client’s strengths and building around their opportunities.

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If you have any questions, reach out to me today. I’ll be more than happy to connect with you and see how I can help.

Donatella Porceddu Psychologist & Eating Coach specialised in Binge Eating, Overeating, Emotional Eating, Food freedom, anti-diet approach. 1:1 support through my Make Peace with Food program.

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