Confessions of a Borderline Binge Eater
Nip Your Next Binge in the Bud
Curtailing an out-of-control appetite is the first step toward getting a handle on your weight. It starts with these easy steps.At Home
Eat your meals and snacks while seated at a table; serve food from the stove and keep extras in the kitchen. That way, helping yourself to seconds requires getting up and walking to the other room.At a Restaurant
Practice leaving some food on your plate when you become comfortably full. Don't use money as an excuse -- you're paying for an enjoyable dining experience, not to wind up feeling ill. (Doggie-bag it if you must, but beware the midnight refrigerator raid.)At a Party
"Try creating a physical barrier between yourself and whatever item you're tempted by," suggests Binks. "If chips are your weakness, fill up on soup or vegetables before sampling the guacamole platter."
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2009.
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