When it comes to B.E.D it has to be attacked from two different aspects: Emotionally and Physically through a structure that is not too restrictive. Patience and understanding with team work was crucial to break this cycle.
Getting Bryan to identify the difference between his hunger levels and his emotional hunger was a process that we worked on taking intense communication. On days that he would end up feeling the need to ‘binge’ and also the hours following a ‘binge’ we talked or texted.
- Over-eating Under-Eating cycle.
What tends to happen as a form or punishment after a binge, can likely turn into a day or even multiple days of under-eating because of the shame. This typically then turns into another binge followed by another cycle of under eating.
With full transparency Bryan learned to get right back on plan when she had a binge, and through this process we successfully cured his B.E.D!