Originally Posted by veggiedaze
Hi, I've decided to start a new thread for people who would like to stop dieting and being restrictive. I am also hoping those of you that have been successful at this will give tips on how they were able to transition from being a chronic dieter/restrictive eater to someone who no longer restricts and considers themselves recovered from disordered eating.
I am a binge eater and have considered that to be my problem for some time now, but I think my main problem is really being an obsessive dieter/restrictive eater and binging is just the symptom of that behaviour. Please any tips on how to not diet would be much appreciated. Also, just personal stories for inspiration would be so great. I have never had a weight problem and have never weighed more than 120 pounds at 5'5", yet I struggle so much with restriction followed by binging.
The moment I decided to lose weight, all I have in my was "diet... diet...diet" because I'm so focus in losing weight no matter what. But then as I moved forward, I realized that it's not just about dieting and losing weight anymore as the most important is me
. I'm doing it for myself in order to be healthier and be able to do the things I wasn't able to do before with my previous weight.
Now, I'm not restricting myself anymore but I'm more careful of what I eat because I want to be healthy. You are not overweight, so you don't have the need to lose weight anymore. It's just more on how you set your mind on what's best for you. Most of all, love everything about yourself when you look at the mirror
. Currently I eat healthier and exercises regularly even just for an hour a day. It makes me feel great having no restrictions but with a different mindset