No, this is not a “how to” article on starving and binging.
[I can hear you now, with either a nervous or nonchalant laugh. “Oh haha… yeah, I figured.”]
Except if you’re anything like me, you would have read the title of this article and said “OHMYGOODNESS REALLY?! I CAN DO BOTH?!”
Yeah, no. You can’t.
Believe me. I’ve tried.
Until very (very very very) recently, I have always TRIED to do both.
Me Out Loud: “I want to be healthy, and I want to eat healthy.”
Me In My Head and Guts Whisper Voice: “…while starving and binge eating whenever I want.”
OH I TRIED SO HARD TO DO BOTH. And it never worked, and I always ended up sad, frustrated, angry, and softer around the middle than when I started.
I have tried every diet. Every program. Every tracking system, every food journal portion method pie chart food scale perception shift food focus known to all the humans EVER, and I just couldn’t do it. No matter what I did, I could not stick to anything.
I couldn’t remove the emotional pull of Ana and The Binge Monster from my every day food intake. Read More