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All or nothing mentality is killing me. Help!?
Last month, I went on a 6 day binge-eating spree and gained 5 pounds as a result of it. I felt extremely guilty and decided to completely change my diet (eliminate all sugar except for fresh fruit) and exercise every day. I also eliminated dairy, eggs, soy, and most forms of meat. It took a good two weeks to lose just one pound, but the scale magically dropped another 3 after five weeks of following my rigorous exercise and diet plan. I truly believe that eliminating sugar helped with my cravings and I rarely got the urge to binge without the addictive white substance. I was determined that I would be able to go 2+ months without binging again, but as soon as I got an exercise-induced injury that became dangerously infected, everything changed. I wasn't able to turn to exercise to release endorphin's anymore and I had to take a form of antibiotics that contained sugar in the ingredients list. Knowing that I was already ingesting poison, this gave my brain permission to introduce more junk into my diet. The sugar brought back my old cravings and all hell broke loose in the kitchen. I just finished my second consecutive binge of the week and have already gained back 4 or the 5 pounds that took me one month to lose! I know that if I never had to take medication loaded with sugar and if I never got this injury, I would've never binged. What do I do for the 5 more days I have left until I get to finish this medication? I want to go back to my clean eating exercise plan asap and it kills me knowing that I can't. Thanks for reading this lengthy post. Advice would be greatly appreciated.
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