How to Move on After a Binge

Updated: Mar 14


I just slammed a big, fat muffin down my throat whilst sitting in my car in front of my favorite cafe. Good Lord! Poor lil guy doesn’t even know what hit him yet.… How did this happen?

Ladies, I have been writing to you about how to step away from food and to lean into the uncomfortable feelings. How to embrace the emotions that arise and to choose stillness rather than the binge; and here I am - turning left when I say turn right.

°Head hanging down… I’m feeling guilt, shame, confusion and all of this piled ON TOP of whatever it was I was stuffing down with said big, fat muffin.

Clearly there were messages trying to be known; and I just went into the automatic, familiar mode of hurry-up & shut-it-up. OUF!

BIG Breath Here..!

O.k. So, It’s done, right? I can’t undo the muffin. What can I do?

Experience tells me that it's a matter of moments before I feel the physical unease in my stomach: crowded, too much, kind of gross.

But, it’s done, right? I can’t undo it. So what can I do?

The judgmental chatter in my head is loud and unrelenting. ‘Why did you do that?’ ‘You caved; you gave in.’ ‘You just sabotaged your success.’ ‘You know better than that.’

Insert Coherent Breathing Here...

OK Wait. Another BIG breath here. With this next breath, I can start to recall the lessons I have learned and start to access the tools that are in my MindBodyBeauty tool-box. I take my hand to my heart with 3 deep, slow breaths, allowing it to speak to me. I take my hands to my head with 3 deep breaths asking my brain to be quiet. I take my hands to my gut with 3 deep breaths allowing it the calmness it deserves and hands back to my heart for that all important stillness.

This is Coherent Breathing.