How To Recover From a Binge

By on July 2, 2015

Are you one to be passionate about living a healthy active lifestyle? If so then this is something you should consider reading.

Binge eating is a serious problem and learning how to recover from a binge is important. Note, if your binge habits persist for long periods of time, then you MUST see a counsellor or psychologist and get it sorted, it’s a serious mental illness.

If you’re anything like me than not all days go so planned. As in you just come home one night after work and you’re feeling super down, lonely, unfulfilled and you look for food to be your comfort. And as a result you just eat and eat and eat until those feelings inside you disappear.

 

If this isn’t always the case, then maybe it’s simply because you’ve been under eating and overexercising or you’re just simply tired! Sometimes I will just be tired and suddenly I have mindlessly ate through all my“no-bake” chocolate sugar free vegan cookies and suddenly you’ve ate ¾ of the batch for 12, and then out of guilt you scoff down almond butter on toast, and then you make some super yummy raw chewy oat muesli with erythritol and coconut oil! Oh dear Lord, why didn’t I just stop at the cookies?

Anyway you wake the next morning, after having the world’s worst sleep. You feel horrible about what happened. What do you do to recover?

 

Binge eating is something I have been dealing with for a long time, and as a result I have created systems to reduce the side effects from binging.

 

This is my routine the next morning after a binge. I hope this will help you learn how to recover from a binge.

 

My Post Binge Recovery Day Ritual:

 

  • Wake Up: Before anything else reaches your head, tell yourself everything you deserve in life (be positive) and everything you appreciate and love about yourself, this is very very important. If you binged the night before, then you’re probably hating yourself for doing it. Instead show some love to yourself. You’re probably feeling like a loser, and failure. These thoughts must be replaced, otherwise you whole day will be ruined and potentially another binge might happen. Please trust me.

 

  • Make warm water with lemon (this detoxifies your body and cleanses your soul) 300mls cold water, 200mls boiling water and ½ lemon juiced
  • Go for a 1 hour walk (7.2kms). During walk I think about the binge. I Figure out why I binged and if there was any underlying problems I need to face.
  • I have a warm shower and give myself a hug and show some love and affection to me. I tell myself I’m awesome, and that whatever has been stressing me, isn’t anymore!
  • I take a comfortable seat, grab my earphones and do at least 10 minutes of meditation. This is important because it’s by far the best way to reduce my anxiety, stress, and self hate. This is the best guided meditation for me, perhaps you might enjoy it too.
  • Make a big green juice. My Juice consists of 2 carrots, 2 peeled lebanese cucumbers, 1 lemon, knob of ginger, 2 kale leaves, handful of spinach and pinch of stevia. I blend it in my Optimum 9400, and then I strain it with my milk cloth. I use the pulp to make soup with for later in the day.
  • Prepare fresh healthy meals for the day ahead. I plan straight after my binge the meals for the following day. And now i prepare them.
  • I Drink heaps and heaps of water, either plain or with fresh lemon
  • Eat heaps of Veggies to detox body, and I have some lean protein. My meals are usually very low in carb and fat, as typically it’s what I binge on.
  • I move as much as I can, If I have the option to walk or get transport. I walk.
  • I sip on lemon and ginger tea or day to soothe my tummy, and make me feel better.
  • I have an early one that night, as usual I have sleep to make up for
  • The next day, my morning starts exactly the same and I continue with eating as normal. I also ensure that I move a little more, in the next few days to burn as much stored energy as I can, healthfully.

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How I Recover From a Binge Meal Plan:

 

Breakfast:

 

Green Juice:

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 lebanese cucumbers, peeled
  • ½ large lemon
  • Knob of ginger
  • 2 kale leaves
  • large handful of spinach
  • Pinch of stevia

 

I strain, the pulp and use it for later

carrot and green juice

Morning Tea:

 

Protein cakes:

  • 50g vanilla brown rice protein powder
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 10g slippery elm
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • Pinch of stevia
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup of water

 

Directions:

 

  1. Combine all into a bowl and mix well
  2. Pre heat non-stick pan on medium heat
  3. make three “demented”cake looking pancakes

protein pancakes

Snack:

 

Roast Butternut Squash

  • 300g butternut squash
  • cinnamon

 

Directions:

 

  1. I deseed and roast pumpkin for 20 minutes in 180 Degree C Oven
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon and enjoy or pack for later

 

Lunch:

 

Big Green Salad:

  • 1 cup Kale
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 1 cup Silverbeet
  • ¼ cup alfalfa
  • ½ cup lentils
  • ½ tsp. olive oil
  • 50g avocado
  • sea salt

 

Directions:

 

  1. Combine everything into a mixing bowl and season
  2. Enjoy

 

Afternoon Tea:

 

Green Juice and Avocado:

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 lebanese cucumbers, peeled
  • 1 large lemon
  • 2 kale leaves
  • large handful of spinach
  • 1 ½ cup broccoli
  • Pinch of stevia

 

Blend using my Optimum 9400.

Eat avocado on it’s own with some sea salt.

broccoli and spinach juice

Snack:

 

Piece of fruit and 2x quinoa crackers with Pb2

rice cake and pb2

Dinner:

 

Vegetable soup:

  • 190g cauliflower
  • 190g broccoli
  • 100g potato
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 2x quinoa crackers

 

Directions:

 

Blend using my Optimum 9400 and serve

creamy-broccoli-caoliflower-soup

Image by the Uni Cookbook

Snack:

 

Piece of fruit

 

So I hope, that I have helped you recover from a binge, and please remember it’s really important to hydrate throughout the whole day and to keep eating healthy nutritious, wholesome food.

What has been your worst binge to date?

 

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If you've every had a binge, then is the best article to read. You see there are so many people who binge, but many have no idea what to do to bounce back and get back on track. I have a post binge ritual and meal plan for you to try, next time you feel the need to detox and balance out the toxins you've been eating throughout the week, try it.
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About Elizabeth Marks

Having been overweight and unhealthy her whole childhood, Elizabeth turned things around 6 years ago and hasn't looked back. Her passion for health and weight loss is only second to her immense knowledge and creativity for delicious low calorie cooking. A Marathon runner, Entrepreneur, Soccer Lover and fan of all things Diamond.