How to Resist the Urge to Purge

How to Resist the Urge to Purge
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Already overeat? Can’t stop focusing on the food in your stomach?

Healing your relationship with food requires that you learn to feel comfortable with keeping food in your stomach.

So dive in and embrace the discomfort. Your relationship with yourself and your body will grow as you learn to feel comfortable feeling uncomfortable. So get out a notebook and practice this exercise when you feel desire to purge.

1. Put Your Mind Onto Paper

Write down all the thoughts and feelings you have and put them all onto a piece of paper.

2. Notice the Emotions You Feel

Guilt? Embarrassment? Shame? Humiliation? What does it feel like in your body?

3. Treat Yourself Kindly and Remember an Emotion Won’t Kill You

Whether it is physical discomfort or emotional discomfort, it will not last forever. Be curious and let yourself experience the intensity of your emotions without escaping by purging.

You deserve a life free from disordered eating and the lasting physical and emotional consequences. If you want more tools for overcoming bulimia and binge eating, send me an e-mail at krista@kristacouchcoaching.com.