Today I want to share a binge eating self help exercise with you.
This process also works for interrupting other types of destructive behavior patterns, including getting rid of compulsive thoughts. One of my clients, a president of a women's professional association, WAS terrified of public speaking but after using this technique she was cleared of that fear. She calls it her CPR for PSA (public speaking anxiety) but today we will call it the Yoga Nazi Exercise -- you will see why shortly.
As many of you know, thanks to mind power techniques revealed in my Thin, Fit Fabulous You Audio Program, it has been a long time since I struggled with weight and eating issues (Thank Goodness!).
But I have to admit, something happened a few days ago that triggered me, and next thing I knew I was using this Yoga Nazi, binge eating self help technique. It is weird how sometimes, things that don’t seem important, or relevant, can be a trigger for emotional eating. Have you had that experience?
If so, stopping to IDENTIFY what triggers the unwanted behavior is a critical first step for binge eating self help -- or getting rid of any type of unwanted behavior. That is because an unidentified problem is seldom ever solved.
So here is what happened: I went to a yoga class and my usual teacher was on vacation. The substitute teacher is someone I now call, The Yoga Nazi.
I am sure you already get the picture.
For those of you who know yoga, she was an Ashtanga teacher. Actually I like Ashtanga yoga and it can be quite intense. The teachers are typically strict but this instructor took it to a whole new level of intimidation. Though I have been doing yoga for years, it was a really hard class and the instructor did not appreciate my attempts at comic relief.
After the class, instead of feeling rejuvenated as I usually do, I felt down and depressed. I wanted to eat everything in my fridge --- until I did the binge eating self help exercise that I am about to share with you.
After I completed this binge eating self help technique, the whole situation seemed quite amusing and I named the teacher, Yoga Nazi . Now I smile whenever I think about her.
After I cleared myself of the negative feelings that triggered my food cravings, I realized that it was not the Yoga Nazi who caused my problem at all. Her teaching style triggered my childhood insecurities. It was my own feelings of not "being enough" that triggered the tendency to fill myself with food -- even though I was not hungry.
My confident adult self disappeared,
and in her place, was the five-year-old me, desperate for approval from people who I thought "hated" me.
I am sure you’ve
experienced similar kinds of feelings. You probably know that those feelings are not
rational, but you feel them anyway. Sometimes it is those
obsessive-compulsive thoughts that drive us crazy. Sometimes we feel
extraordinarily anxious, fearful, and lonely. And at times we don’t even
Sometimes it is the chocolate cake in the fridge that
triggers the need for binge eating self help, or a family encounter
that triggers emotional eating. And before we know it, the whole cake
Whatever the cause, things happen to ALL of us, that
trigger destructive behavior patterns. For some people it is food addiction, for others it may be alcohol consumption, or some other
compulsive habit. So don’t feel like you are alone in this.
It is as if a switch flips off your rational mind. Actually, it does. It is all part of our flight/ fight response that happens when people experience stress:
Blood-flow to the executive decision making center of your brain (just behind your forehead) gets constricted. Consequently, the rational part of your brain stops working properly. It is nature's way of stimulating your more instinctual tendencies to fight whatever is attacking you, or get the heck out of dodge.
Sometimes these anxiety-producing, compulsive behaviors are a result of emotional upset or a shock. Sometimes we don’t
even know who, or what, triggers them.
The good news about this binge eating self help exercise is that it doesn’t matter. All you need to focus on, is the feeling you are experiencing, that is driving you to want to binge eat.
This binge eating self-help exercise comes from the field of kinesthesiology, and works like psychological CPR.
Compulsive eating, almost
always, is a response to a feeling we are experiencing. This exercise
will help you to work through the feelings that are driving the behavior – without
In less than ten minutes, my clients have used this binge eating self help technique to stave off panic attacks, eliminate compulsive negative thinking, anger, and emotional upset. And of course, stop binge eating.
Like with all the methods, exercises, and techniques on this site, this is not intended to replace medical care or psychotherapy.
By the end of the binge eating self help exercise, the compulsion should dissolve
completely and the associations you worked through should no longer
trigger you. You may have more triggers to work through to stop binge
eating altogether. If that is the case, when the next one happens, simply repeat this
Please review the whole binge eating self help process before practicing the technique.
Notice how much more peaceful you feel. Congratulate yourself and enjoy the difference.
Isn’t this a great binge eating self help exercise?
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