Stay on Schedule
We have all been there. Perhaps you know dinner is going to be amazing, so you decide to eat light all day to save room for it. That is actually the worst thing you can do. Believe it or not, you should consider eating all day. While it might seem counter-intuitive to prevent overeating by eating more, that is actually how it works. When you restrict your food intake over several hours in order to make room for later, you are much more likely to binge when you do eat - about twelve times as likely according to the National Eating Disorder Association. Rather than send your body into starvation mode and risk bingeing later, continue to eat normally throughout the day. If dinner is not until five, have breakfast and lunch as scheduled and perhaps a small snack. Even if your portions are smaller, maintain a schedule of eating a balance of nutrients every three to four hours to stabilize your metabolism.