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Binging is a consequence 

 February 18, 2021

By  Nutritionist Nicole

Diet minded people end up destroying their dieting goals because they restrict or otherwise feel guilty about what they’ve eaten. For instance, you want pecan pie, ignore a craving, and eat a Jell-O, ending up binging on a full pecan pie. On the other hand, you want pecan pie; you acknowledge hunger, you eat one slice, you move on with your day guilt-free.

Eating is challenging for many people who follow food rules. Many people don’t eat in the morning, as they’re waiting for the bigger meal, or they exercise for hours to earn dinner. Unfortunately, this type of thinking is exhausting and can take away the joy that is supposed to be felt when you eat and are full of energy. 

Binge eating is an eating disorder marked by experiences of unmanageable eating. One of the main reasons for suffering this disease is that people who begin a diet are obsessed with food and feelings of extreme hunger. 

Feeling extreme hunger is one of the reasons why people are more likely to binge. Restrictive diets usually prevent the body from getting the necessary nutrients, leading to frustration, anger, and confusion. When you’re hungry, it can sometimes result in bingeing. 

After people “cheat on the diet,” they feel overwhelmed by shame. They honestly believe they have no willpower to follow a diet successfully. This leads to starting a restrictive diet once again, resulting in a binge, beginning the cycle again. 

The good news is that there are more effective ways to lose weight, feel energized, happy, and motivated. You can eat the pecan pie without trying to figure out how many calories it has and without feeling guilty. Through intuitive eating and an “all foods fit approach,” you can have the freedom to enjoy food again! 

Intuitive eating is the perfect way to improve health and wellness as it allows you to interpret your body signals to stop the cycle of dieting and restore your relationship with food. 

It’s essential to understand that this approach is not a diet. You don’t need to count calories or remove certain foods. It’s not required to follow a meal plan or measure your food intake. 

Intuitive eating is removing the diet mentality and focusing on your intuition.If you want to learn more about enjoying food again and forgetting about food rules and restrictions, join the Nicole Conteduca coach program.

Nutritionist Nicole


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate about helping people make peace with food, ditch their diet mentality and live a joyful life.

Nicole C.