Avoid negative self-statements such as:
- “My binge this afternoon has ruined everything, now I have to start over.”
- “I am totally out of control and will never be able to do this.”
- “I am such a failure!”
- “Since I lost control, the rest of the day is ruined, so I might as well go for it and eat anything I want! I’ll start again tomorrow.”
- “Because I couldn’t help myself from binging today, I will never be able to stop.”
If you use these kind of statements frequently, you may want to get help to change the way you talk to yourself.