Sunday, December 21, 2008

Are You On the Road to A Holiday Binge?

This is the season of excess with food and alcohol, so why set yourself up for failure? Starting any kind of diet now would be crazy making. So we will take baby steps.

The first step is to get honest.

Do you binge? Here are some questions to help you assess your eating.

Quiz: Are You On the Road to A Binge?

Are you on the perfect diet . . . for a gerbil?

Do you rate your day by how well you waged your war with food?

Do you sneak food?

Do you tell others that you are on a diet but don't lose weight?

Do you eat alone often?

Do you secretly hoard or hide "bad" food?

Do you fall into a funk after seeing how much you have eaten?

Do you belittle yourself about your weight?

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions you are at risk for a bout of binge eating.

What do you do to avoid a binge? Let me know!

Ask Eli a question at or go to to share your best tips on how you have lowered your overeating and increased your self care.

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