Tips For Binge Eaters to Kick the Habit
While professional help can help to make the transition from unhappy binge eater to confident healthy eater a safe process, the individual can also make a few lifestyle changes to help themselves.
Don't be afraid to ask for help from friends and family. Many eating disorder sufferers are happily relieved when they see how willing close friends and family are to help in any way they can. A supportive and encouraging team that is always close by can mean the difference between having a difficult transition time and a more comfortable one.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Don't skip it. There are studies that show people who take the time to eat breakfast are usually thinner than those who do not eat breakfast.
Get rid of junk food, empty carb foods, and any food that is not healthy in the house. Clean the cupboards and the refrigerator and replace with healthy, fresh foods that will tempt the palette and help reduce weight gain.
Don't diet. Eat foods that are enjoyable and moderate the portions. Eat with family members and friends who are aware that new eating habits are being developed to attain a healthier weight to avoid heart disease.
Exercise. Find someone who is willing to take a brisk walk daily, the family dog may be a perfect candidate. Skip the escalator or elevator and find the stairs. Start parking at the far end of the parking lot and walk in instead of cruising to find a close parking space near a store entrance. Moving more and eating healthy is always the best way to better weight maintenance and improve heart health.