I just made this as a reminder to myself that a binge can stop at any point. All you have to do is stop and change your thought pattern. Instead of saying “I want this food, I need it, I can’t stop eating, I’m out of control, I’m in a frenzy”, tell yourself reasons why you can stop. Stand still, breathe, put down whatever you’re holding and step back. Yes, you may have eaten half the tub of ice cream - but that’s better than the whole thing! It won’t be any different if you finish it off, you already know what it tastes like and you don’t need any more of it.
If you were driving along and got a flat tyre, you wouldn’t get out and punch holes in the other three. Why make a bad situation even worse?
Go brush your teeth. Tidy everything away immediately. Regain your control. Remember how strong you can be. Forgive yourself, and move on.