The most powerful and emotion-filled question I ever get around eating is this one:
How do I stop?
People write when they feel out of control. Sometimes they say they’re ready to commit suicide.
Really, this is serious and awful, to be stuck in a terrible cycle of eating, stuffing, frantic grabbing and consuming.
One thing to notice from the beginning in this kind of panicky frantic state is that this is a problem in the mind.
I’m not saying that means it’s diminished or made up or wrong. But it’s a compulsion based on fear and a sense of powerlessness.
Here’s what you can begin if you feel like you’ve been eating everything in sight and you can’t stop.
Start with this one inquiry….then consider where you’re afraid or feeling completely powerless and like you have no say or ability to regain power.
I say more right here, but your three tools to use? 1) contact with other people 2) honest self-reflection and inquiry, to see what your emotions are 3) notice what’s really true!