Friday, June 22, 2012

PMS and Binging

Every month, right before my period, all my good intentions go to hell. It’s not uncommon for women to experience cravings at this time of the month, due to raging hormones, and in people with bulimia, this can have disastrous effects. My weekly total of behaviors spiked to about 6 instead of 1 or 2.
The thing about binging right before your period is that it’s harder to resist than binging on normal days. You have all the psychological triggers and you have extra hunger and bodily urges to eat because of the hormones. Also, the stuff you crave right before your period tends to be unhealthy stuff (at least for me), so if you give in to an urge to eat some of it, there’s more incentive to continue down the path of binge, rather than stopping yourself.
I think the best thing to do is to keep track of when your period is and notice your cravings. It might help reduce them. 

1 comment:

  1. hey emily, i found this journal and feel soooo much, i dont know what to feel, but now i feel a bit secure. knowing that there's someone out there i've never met, doing and feeling the same thing as i do here. it late here and knowingly that it was June 2012, i wish you were better by now. i wish this binging-purging obsession doesnt exist anymore.

    now i have some pms time. a time that i hated so much. the time when i wish i can skipped and goin next to the tummy aching part cause i think it was whole much beter than all of these thoughts that push me to binge and purge like too much.

    however i hope that you feel okay just by now. i enjoy your journal. always remember that everyone deservve the second chance to be better. including us :)


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