12 Jun 3 Reasons You’re Binge Eating on the Weekends
We’ve all been there before. We’ve been stressed all week long and overwhelmed by the demands of work so much that we barely have time for a spare moment or time to sit in peace and eat our lunches. Then, the weekend rolls around. It is time to relax and unwind. Unfortunately, many of us probably eat more than we should. It is a common issue that many people face, and it is one that is easy to explain.
There is a feeling that we “deserve” a few cheat meals on the weekends for all of the hard work that we do. While it is true that the occasional cheat meal or cheat snack is perfectly fine, many people find themselves binge eating all weekend long—and it is a dangerous habit. Binge eating every weekend isn’t just bad for your waistline, it can also be bad for your health. The first and most important step to take when it comes to ending your binge eating habits is to understand why people binge eat in the first place.
- Stress- This is the number one cause of binge eating. The stress that causes binge eating can come from a number of sources. You may be stressed about your appearance, stressed about work or your personal life, or you may be stressed about your diet during the week. People obsess so much about their weight that they put themselves in a severe emotional state that leads them to binge eat on the weekends.
- You Aren’t Eating Enough- It sounds strange, but one of the top reasons that people tend to binge eat on the weekends is because they simply aren’t eating enough—especially during the week where they may be stretched too thin. Your body needs energy to function. You get that energy from food. If you aren’t regularly eating enough food your body will eventually hit a breaking point, and you will start experiencing extreme cravings and uncontrollable urges which all lead to binging.
- You Think It All Balances Out- Let’s be honest, the weekend is a great time to unwind. Most people who binge will binge on the weekend because they are de-stressing from the demands of the week and they think that since they are only eating poorly on the weekends, it all balances out if you are eating healthy during the week. Unfortunately, this mindset causes people to do more than have the occasional cheat meal or to order dessert every once-in-a-while on a Saturday—it encourages them to binge eat. Having a donut on Sunday morning after eating healthy all week is balance—binge eating a box of donuts while watching the football game on Sunday is not balance.
Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we proudly offer a comprehensive weight loss program that can not only help you shed those unwanted pounds, but that can help you gain control of your eating habits for good. We know that curbing your binge eating can be difficult and we can help you gain access to the tools, support and expert counseling that you need to kick this habit for good.
If you want to finally make a change with your eating habits and with your weight give us a call today at (817) 369-3605 to schedule an appointment—we are here to help!