Hey guys. I'm finishing up reading "The End of Overeating" by Dr. David Kessler. I think a lot of you have probably heard of it/read it, and if you haven't, I highly recommend it.
Anyway, I'm trying to go through Food Rehab right now following some of the advice in the book. here are some of the things I have done:
- Make a list of foods and situations I know I can't control. Example: The ice cream/dessert aisle at the grocery store.
- Making a list of rules. Example: No stealing food from others. (I live with my boyfriend and I sometimes steal the naughty food my boyfriend has bought for himself...
- Creating and rehearsing "if-then" statements. Example: If I go out to eat, then I will order an entree that is not layered with salt/fat and ask for a to-go box right away to split it up.
- List of things I can do besides binge. Example: Go window shopping, walk around the block, paint my nails.
I have struggled with overeating my entire life and I feel some relief from doing these things. As we all know, we are human and we will make mistakes from time to time, but I know I'm on the right path here.
Has anyone else done something like this and want to share? I'm still trying to develop some of my lists and I am looking for some ideas!