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Need Help With Bulimia? This Could be the best advice you'll ever get...

You're on this page because you need help with bulimia. You feel alone, afraid and absolutely fed up with being bulimic.

Good news! I was once where you are now... and I recovered. It's been over 4 years since my 10 year battle with bulimia ended.

Here's how I did it...

 

End the Mindless Munching!

Try to remember your last binge. Did you focus on each and every bite of food you ate? Did you chew out all the flavor and think about how it would nourish your body?

...No? I didn't think so...

You see, when I was bulimic, my binges were like this:

I told myself I'd just have one piece of bread, then walk away... But deep down I knew this was a lie. In a matter of seconds, the first piece was gone... By which stage the toaster was filled with another 4. From then on everything went hazy and I just ate my way through whatever I could find... Until I felt like popping. Then I went to the bathroom to throw it all up, promising that tomorrow would be different.

That sounds familiar doesn't it?

To help with bulimia, it's essential that you end the mindless-munching. This doesn't mean you can't eat yummy foods... It just means you need to be aware. Your body will tell you when to eat and when to stop.

This is called intuitive eating and it's the best bulimia self help method I've ever learnt.

 

Intuitive Eating... The key to bulimia recovery

Everybody knows how to eat intuitively when they're born...

Take a little baby for example. They'll scream and throw tantrums when they're hungry... and refuse their bottle when they're full. This is intuitive eating. They know what their bodies want... and they know when they've had enough.

Intuitive eating should be simple... BUT, it doesn't happen naturally for most adults (and even children) in modern day society...

Here's why...

When you were young you were probably bombarded with messages and threats:

'Finish all your dinner, or else you're not leaving the table' Or, 'Nonsense, you're not hungry, you only ate lunch an hour ago'

From the moment you were born your intuitive eating was trained out of you... By scheduled meal times, force feeding, depravation and so on.

Then when you were a bit older, along came dieting... This goes against everything intuitive eating is about... Yet another kick in the face to natures method of keeping us slim, satisfied and healthy. I'm sure you can see how this wouldn't help with bulimia!

We have become so disconnected from nature that we've forgotten how to eat.

 

7 Steps On How to Eat Intuitively And Develop A Great Attitude Towards Food

This is going to take some perseverance. But it's worth investing the time... It'll help with bulimia cravings, binges and purges... and teach you how to enjoy eating in a controlled and healthy way.

1. Enjoy your hunger.

Notice what true hunger feels like in your tummy... Embrace it and then satisfy it by eating just enough to make it go away.

2. Stop counting.

Counting calories does not help with bulimia at all. When I started counting calories, my binging went from bad to worse. Stop watching the numbers today and instead practice eating intuitively to find out what your body needs.

4. Practice conscious/intuitive eating.

Make an occasion out of all of your meals. Use nice cutlery and nice plates... Sit down without the TV on and eat you meal slowly... Tasting, chewing and thinking about every bite.

5. Don't postpone happiness!

Have you been waiting to drop a few pounds before you allow yourself to be happy? Realize that you are SO much more than the number on the scale. Don't wait another second to allow yourself to be happy. You're beautiful no matter what the numbers say. Allow yourself to BE HAPPY TODAY!

6. Feel yourself living...

Go somewhere quiet and peaceful for 10 minutes to relax and breathe deeply. Feel what it's like to be a living creature on this beautiful planet. Try to do this as often as you can each day.

7. Wait.

If you find yourself about to binge, Wait... Observe your cravings and what might be causing them... Try to understand them and what emotions accompany them. Try to dig deep and figure out what's really making you want to eat.

 

Intuitive eating is one of the BEST ways to help with bulimia. But there's so much more to it than I can discuss on this page. If you'd like to read more, the book 'Intuitive Eating' is a fantastic guide on how to master this skill and beat bulimia for good.

 

 

Tell Us About Your Bulimia Experience...

Whatever you want to share - please feel free. Share your thoughts on bulimia, your personal story, what you find the most frustrating about the illness...

Just please no mention of numbers (specific calories, weight, etc) as others might find it triggering. Thank you :)

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Article by Shaye Boddington
Author of your-bulimia-recovery.com
and creator of The Bulimia Recovery Program and Community


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