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Ashley Solomon, Psy.D is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image, trauma, and serious mental illness.

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What To Do the Morning After a Binge {On the Move…}

January 19, 2012 5 Comments by Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul

 

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I am honored to have written a post for the fabulous site, HealthyGirl.org. Sunny Sea Gold, author of Food: The Good Girl’s Drug and tireless advocate for those struggling with food issues, was kind enough to have me share my thoughts on a tough one – what to do once you’ve engaged in a binge. Here’s a bit of that post:

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Your eyelids reluctantly lift from their resting place as the harsh light washes over you, signaling it’s time to rise from this intoxicating slumber. You’d like to pull the warm comforter back over your head and disappear into the abyss of ignorance – the place where you can forget the shame of last night.

But your body won’t let you forget. You feel the distinctively sharp pains deep in your belly; you still feel the food sitting high and heavy. Your mind spins in circles, looping in and out of the names that last night held such beauty and power, but now elicit a feeling of disappointment. Oreo and Oscar Meyer and Special K and Hostess. Those bastards – letting you down once again.

You promised yourself this wouldn’t happen again, you wouldn’t let food leave you feeling bent and broken in the morning. But here you are – alone, frightened of the voraciousness of your hunger, and desperate to get out of this cycle.

Handling the day after a binge episode is most certainly not for the faint of heart; it is one of the most difficult challenges that we face in overcoming emotional overeating and binge eating. When all we want to do is hide under the covers is the precise moment at which what we need to do is call on all of our reserves and prepare for battle. We are no longer just fighting against the temptations of trigger foods, but also against the insidious voices that try to undermine our recovery….

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5 Comments

  1. Charitzie
    2 years ago

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  2. Jezziel
    2 years ago

    Thanks for letting us know about this inspiring post…
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  3. Yumi
    2 years ago

    You gave us so much lesson because of this post…Thanks!!
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  4. Guillermo
    2 years ago

    Thanks, Im from Guatemal and my english is very bad but all your post are very good. Really I learn a lot everyday I read you. Sorry for the missspell words.

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  5. ListsMania
    2 weeks ago

    Well as i m a over weight person so i would love to concentrate more on my diet rather than eating to my desires.. well written and appreciate it :)
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