I feel your pain with binging. Temptation surrounds us at every bend in our lives. At the moment my inlaws are staying at our place. My wife and her parents all know that im trying to lose weight, so when i walked in the door and turned on the lights at 3.45am when i got home from work, whats the first thing i saw??...2 open packets of potato chips looking straight at me. Not one of them has the brains to put them in a cupboard out of site, out of mind. This happenes almost every day for me no matter how much i plead with my wife to keep the junk food hidden from me. Now.....to eat or not to eat the chips?, that is the question!!!!
I dont understand nutritional information much, like the benefits of iron, fibre etc...etc... I have a bit of an idea but thats about it. So at the moment, i am working on just cutting out all of the un-neccessary eating in my life.
I am training my mind to swith off and not want food. Its bloody hard to control cravings, but i beleive the power of the mind is the key to success with everything this earth has to offer.
Im training my mind to be stronger. After i found my first wife in my house with another man, i had to learn to train my mind to to be so angry all of the time. I was living in hatred and always angry and aggressive. If i couldnt train my mind, i would never have been able to move on and have the wonderful life and family that i have now.
Losing weight is similiar i have found, i need to train my mind to block out cravings. Every night for the last 18 months i would come home from work and cook 4 pieces of toast, then butter 2 with margarine, then 2 with vegemite. I would eat them, then try to fight off having another 4 pieces. I almost always failed, and would end up eating 8 slices of toast, then going to bed on a full stomach.
Well, in the last 8 weeks i have probably only had my after work toast 5 or 6 times, and in the last 2 weeks maybe only once.
I can feel my mind getting stronger. The more i find the courage to fight off the cravings, the easier it seems to be next time. As a result, i have shed a few KGs, which also helps with the cravings. Not as many fat cells calling out for that toast!!!
Its bloody hard, i know i dont need to assure you of that because we are all in the same boat here.
Best of luck with it, and congratulations on your 15 day detox. Thats amazing!!!