I have been on and off this journey for the past year. I have watched friends of mine who were far less healthy read the book, and also Kimbery Snyder's beauty detox book, and have all taken off, made serious commitments, and have seen serious results. I am healthy about 80% of the time, eat well (Excpet when I binge on maybe 3 p-nut butter and jelly sandwiches at once, 15 pieces of chocolate, or give into macaroni and cheese). I'm not overweight, but my skin breaks out at least every other week. I have 3 kids, and I blame my hormones. I blame stress for the binge eating and emotional eating. I blame everything and everyone, including myself, for failing at living the life I REALLY want to live. I don't want anyone to tell me to quit beating myself up. There is NO reason for this. I love healthy food, I love ezekial english muffins with avocado and sprouts (YUM!), I love oatmeal with almond milk and nuts! I just don't know what I can't say no to my family when they want to order pizza or go to buffalo wild wings. I don't have the strong urge to obstain from eating animals from an ethical point of view, and I know you are all going to bash me for that. I think it USED to be okay to eat animals before we starting killing and processing them cruely and eating them like gluttons. I don't agree with it now, but I wish I felt it strong enough to keep me from cheating. I need help with obstaining from emoitional/ stress binges at 2:30pm everyday, and from weekends of giving it to what everyone else is eating!! Please help :) I want the peaceful, calm, loving spirit of the people who have gotten over the hump and feel freedom because of it.
You cant beat yourself up over it and stress out, because that will not help you. Whenever I am feeling like animal cruelty is fading away to the back of my mind and eating that eggs benny or having that veggie pizza really wont matter that much, I grab a documentary or start reading a book. Watch Meet your Meat or Earthlings. Or I have just recently read VeganFreak and Eating Animals. Both awesome books. Eating Animals takes you through the factory farms and tells you what happens to each animal as they get processed (chickens, pigs, and cows). It was the book that made me go 100% vegan. Or slaughterhouse is another good one to keep your mind where it should be.
As for the midday binging, either bring foods that you wont feel guilty about pigging out on (hummus and veggies/crackers, or go fill up on frozen Amy's pre made pizzas or burritos). Always have your house stocked with easy vegan options to prepare you for those times when you are hungry, because when you are not prepared is when you will eat crap.
Or take a look at what you are eating throughout the day to make sure that you are getting all your nutrition needs met, maybe thats why you are binging?
But dont stress out. It will just make the situation worse. Good Luck!
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