Instagram: Portion Control

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As a binger and an overeater, I have big issues with moderation. The idea of #portioncontrol makes total sense to me intellectually, but actually listening to and managing my hunger and fullness cues? Forget about it. 🍩 “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” was the popular mantra on the pro-ED websites I used to frequent in the early 2000s. In those days, I was primarily restricting, and I would repeat it to myself to keep from eating that second bite. 🍩 When restricting gave way to bingeing and purging, I tried to dig myself out by going back to that pro-ana mantra. But for someone like me who’s naturally inclined to overeat… once the dam was broken and I realized I could eat whatever I wanted and then in-eat it, I was swept away. 🍩 Even though I rarely #bingeandpurge anymore, the compulsion to overeat is ever-present. It’s something I fight every day, and something my therapy never got to the bottom of. 🍩 If you are successfully managing #overeating, how do you do it? How do you stay present with yourself in the moment and remind yourself that you’ll be happier and healthier if you don’t take another bite?

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