Wondering whether or not to fast after a binge? Keep reading to learn why it’s not a good idea, and what you should do instead.
Experiencing a binge eating episode can be very overwhelming. Just after realizing what has happened and what took place, you may feel overwhelmed, confused, or even ashamed. As a result, a common human reaction is to try and fix it or erase it. This often leads to fasting.
Unfortunately, fasting only perpetuates the situation. It leads to recurrent episodes of binge eating and fasting, with no end in sight. If you’ve experienced this cycle before, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
Thankfully, there are five steps you can take to stop this cycle and move forward after a binge.
What is Binge Eating?
Before we discuss what should happen after a binge, it’s important to establish what binge eating really is.
Binge eating is