Saturday, March 9, 2013
Favorite podcast- Quit Binge Eating- Alen Standish
Another favorite podcast is the Quit Binge Eating podcast by Alen Standish. Alen's blog is here
I particularly enjoyed his interview with Beverley Glazer - podcast link is here
The how to tell people you are a binge eater episode was also a favorite - podcast link is here
A link to all the episodes on iTunes is here
I don't really know where I fit or if I fit at all into binge eating as diagnosis. I think I do fit some of the descriptions, but not all. I used to lie and tell myself that I was not a binge eater- I only went on mini-binges. LOL. Kind of funny- kind of not. :0
I do know that there are some foods that I cannot eat without stopping easily- even if I am feeling unwell from it. Jelly beans, frosting, cheap milk chocolate, cookies, brownies. Mostly sugar. Sometimes foods like popcorn (salty). And anything with wheat- especially pizza crust, cinnamon toast, and breakfast cereals. I could over eat "healthy cereals" granola cereals sweetened with honey just as much as Captn' crunch, Coco-puffs, or heaven forbid Lucky Charms.
Frozen yogurts and oatmeal were vehicles to put on trigger- sugar laden toppings.
I just got the heebie- jeebies typing the words "healthy cereal". There. Is. No. Such. Thing. For. Me.
I'm so glad I decided to take myself off my trigger foods. And I know that I'm one bite away from eating off the rails. Even after 70 plus pounds gone for over a year. It's still there. Lurking. On the other hand, there is peace and freedom from the sugar/wheat driven eating and cravings. My heaven on earth- as I'm free to play with Jr. Family member, the cats, go walking, take my camera. Yes!
I lean into it, like pushing a door open with my shoulder. It's not too much, I respect the pressure and I know that I'll use that resistance on my shoulder to get to where I'm going. I respect the limitations and I fully know what trigger foods will do to my health- physical and emotional.
I've gotten off topic. But I recommend the Quit Binge Eating podcast. I can relate to many of the topics. We are not alone. We are stronger together. Stick with your clean eating. Life is there. Waiting. Worth it. We are all worth it.
One of my upcoming posts will talk about the day I realized that wheat was driving many of my cravings. .....