Have you found yourself being a perfect vegetarian that you are so proud of, then finding yourself eating a piece of steak next day? Because you just had that tiny bite, did you maybe decide to eat the whole cow, thinking, “What the heck, I have fallen off the wagon, I failed again!”. At that moment, we you possibly disappointed with you, and even feeling a guilt of eating the meat? Have you thought about, maybe, it is something to do with you being a perfectionist or controlling?
Compulsive eaters usually do not eat the gigantic amount of food because their body truly need it. They would often eat because their emotions are not in balance or fulfilled. They would eat until they are too full or sick. They would keep eating to puss away the guilt, disappointment or shame perhaps. They would eat to fill in a deep hole inside of their heart.
If you find yourself eating the way that is “out of the rule”, take a deep breath and try to recognize the craving. Allow yourself to acknowledge the need, praise yourself for being aware of what your body wanted. You do not need to feel guilty, but focus on WHY you needed to eat the food. Is it true that you should have avoided the food for all those days? What is your body trying to tell you showing the craving sign? What was the lesson you could learn from it?
BE KIND to yourself instead of being mean to you and feeling guilty for what you ate. Really acknowledge the action you took and try to focus on finding the reason for the craving. Maybe you can also find some alternative food if you really do not wish to eat certain foods.
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