I agree with Maaj and I'm going to say something shocking (m)by Tiger Rats (Login TigerRats)
You also have to look at the circumstances; for example, do you have potato chips around the house? Are you frequently in situations where potato chips are available?
One thing you can do is remove the chips from the house -- and NOT into your mouth -- strategies for removing the chips include throwing them away, putting them down the disposal, or my fave 'cause I can't stand to waste food -- taking them to work and leaving them in the break room!
If you truly love chips, is there a way you can plan chips into your diet? For example, can you buy a single serving bag when you get a sandwich at Subway and just keep yourself to one bag? Is there a way to get a similar experience (salty, crunchy) without eating the chips -- for example, 100 cal single serving microwave bags of popcorn?
A binge tends to perpetuate itself when you say mean, critical things to yourself -- talk to yourself about how bad you were, how you have no self control, how you know better, how fat you are now, etc.
A binge tends to stop when you stay calm, allow yourself appropriate amounts of healthy, nourishing food that you truly enjoy, say kind things to yourself.
I painfully recall times when I had week-long binges that would not stop. I would wake up every day and pray for the binge to stop, things would be fine until 3 or 4 PM and then I would just start eating and eating and wouldn't be able to stop.
Nowadays most of my binges are measured in hours, although I've had a few two day binges in recent times and those really scare me.
I don't consider mild overeating a binge, anymore. I'm trying extra hard to be kind to myself; it seems to help.
Best binge ending idea -- remove yourself physically from the place where the binge is happening. Works great if you do it!
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