You’re in control

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Stand completely still.
Realize that your thoughts cannot make you move.
Realize that your body is totally unaffected.
The urge to binge is powerless unless you act on it.
You may feel waves of compulsion, but they cannot make you move.
You have the power.

Dear Readers,

 

Please find below a brilliant on binge eating by Ali and Richard Kerr, ‘You’re in Control’. Please do take time to read this as Ali and Richard share some brilliant tips, also don’t forget to visit their website and take advantage of their fabulous one to one coaching sessions. You can beat your BED from the comfort of your home with their home based program.

 

You’re in control

 

I am more than familiar with the urges to binge.
I battled with them every day for ten years of my life.

If somebody had asked me back then what those urges meant for me,
the answer would have been simple: they meant a complete loss of control.
It was like my body and mind were not mine anymore.
The desire to binge was so strong that I felt compelled to act out its commands.
I wasn’t responsible for my own actions.
The cravings were stronger than me.

Pulling yourself out of that mindset is extremely difficult.
You can see no distinction between the urge and the action.
And yet the truth is that the distinction is definitely there.

The binge urges do not control you. You are in control.

Yes, I know that it might seem impossible to resist the binge urge
when you are caught in the middle of it.
Nevertheless, even the most powerful desires are just information coated with feelings.
They are simply messages, suggestions that can be followed or ignored.
We can choose our reaction.
Our mind might prompt us to do something, but our body is able to resist it.

For example, should you find yourself going towards the fridge to get some binge food,
the very moment you notice your body reacting with movement – stop moving.

Stand completely still.
Realize that your thoughts cannot make you move.
Realize that your body is totally unaffected.
The urge to binge is powerless unless you act on it.
You may feel waves of compulsion, but they cannot make you move.
You have the power.
You are not your thoughts.
You are not your desires.
You are the strong silent core underneath it all.
You are the zen one.

Once you discover that fine line between your feelings and your actions,
there is no going back.

Of course, it takes practice to learn how to separate them.
You might not succeed the first few times – but don’t give up.
Keep on going.
Like everything else, the ability to choose how you react to those signals is a muscle.
The more you use it, the stronger it gets.
The more aware you become of your power to influence your own actions,
the easier it is to make the right choice.

The urges cannot choose for you.
You might not be able to get rid of them completely just yet,
but I can assure you that you ARE able to refuse to give in to the cravings.

Take control of your body and the mind will soon follow.

Your friend and coach,

In strength,

Ali & Richard
www.BingeCode.com

 

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