The ‘Why Me?’ of Binge Eating
Have you ever surveyed the damage of a binge in its aftermath…surrounded by bags of chips and cookies and thought to yourself, “why me?”
It may seem that everyone else has a ‘normal’ relationship with food, while you can’t make it through the day without plotting your binge for the evening.
This is a painful place to be. There’s no doubt about it.
Being in the throws of a binge can be isolating and lonely. And then add in comparisons and envy, it’s easy to experience feelings of anger, resentment and jealousy. The comparison game can have us stuck in a shame spiral and pushing against our own truth.
While it’s understandable that we wouldn’t like the fact that this is one of our particular struggles, the closer we move towards accepting it as our problem the closer we can find our solution.
Comparing ourselves to other people does little to propel us towards change and, the unfortunate truth is, wishing we were someone else will not make our situation any less of a reality.
Leave the envy for those who don’t binge at the door, and remember that everyone has their own struggle that they are fighting. If binge eating is yours, you’re not alone and a solution is waiting for you.