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When you’re trying to overcoming binge eating or urges to overeat food, there can be situations where you feel pressured to eat something you know you don’t feel comfortable with.
For example, maybe you’ve successfully weaned yourself from nightly binges on tubs of ice cream...and then a friend invites you to go out for a cone with her. You imagine that if you do, you’ll probably start wanting more and more ice cream again...and you worked hard to overcome the urge to eat it all the time.
Or perhaps you’re at a party and someone wants you to have some cocktails, or a rich dessert that you know will have you eating more than you’d like if you do. Saying “no” can seem offensive, or feel awkward.
Here are 12 suggestions for how to handle situations when you’re pressured to eat when you want to avoid binging or overeating: