Time to End the Binge Cycle
Lately I have found myself in a binge cycle. I will eat super healthy paleo with no cheating for a few weeks followed by a few days of binge eating. During my healthy eating period I lose weight and hit all time new low weights in my quest to hit 7% body fat but then I undo all of that work by binge eating for 2 or 3 days straight.
I have bouncing around between 169 and 178 pounds since June. Although I get a little closer each month to my body fat goal, it has been anything but a linear trend. Honestly I don’t even care as much about the weight loss but about my health. Why the hell do I bother spending extra money on organic fruits and vegetables and grass fed beef if during a cheat weekend I am going to scarf down ice cream and doritos?
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I got to see some of my friends from High School. Some of them told me that they read my blog. Over Thanksgiving I cheated a lot on paleo, especially while I was hanging out with my friends. They saw some of the worst of it. One friend even teased me that he would never believe anything he read on my blog after watching me eat so much ice cream, chips and candy. It got pretty bad.
I have figured out a way to motivate myself to stop binge eating. I posted a cheating diary on this site so all of the unhealthy food I eat is there for everyone to see. I know that I will not go the rest of my life without cheating on paleo but I hope that by forcing myself to post all of the foods and beverages I cheat with on my site I will decrease how often and how much I cheat. When I cheat by eating an ice cream, it will stop with just an ice cream instead of spinning out of control into a burrito, some candy corn, pizza, soda and some chips, then some more ice cream and so on.
Please feel free to mock me whenever I eat something I shouldn’t.