Why do I keep bingeing, if I know it’s harmful?

March 20, 2021

Why knowing bingeing it’s potentially harmful is not enough to stop?

Why even if you know that after a binge you will feel bad and uncomfortable, you keep doing it?

My answer to these questions is that there’s more to your behaviour than just the logical knowledge.

Knowing that something doesn’t do you any good is not enough. 

We are certainly rational beings, but we are also emotions, experiences, memories. 

If there was a direct link between knowingBeinging is harmful” and “Ok, then I’d better not keep with it” it would be much simpler. But we are more complex and multifaceted than this.

There is a usefulness in your binges, and in general in all things that are not good for us but for some reason we keep doing.

There is a part of you that think so. The one that recognizes its benefits.

It’s the part of you that uses the binge to feel free from something.

Until you understand that there is a part of you that binges are useful in a way, you will hardly be able to do something about it.

Don’t reject a behavior, rather try to understand it.

Watch the full explanation in the video below and subscribe to the channel to listen to more.

If you are looking for some strong support to cope with difficult emotions without always using food, book a free discovery call with me to see how I can help you.

I also look forward to connecting with you on Instagram.

With gratitude 🙏🌸


Written by Donatella Porceddu

I am a registered psychologist and life coach specialised in 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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