Many of the strategies listed in the post “Tools to Stop Binging” will automatically take care of purging. In the height of my bulimia, if there was no binge, there was no purge as purging was useless unless it was voluminous. But as I started decreasing my binge/purge episodes and my body weight went up a few pounds, I did have to proactively fight the urge to purge, even after a normal meal.
Here are some tools I hope will help you as you fight these urges as well. Many are similar to the tools for reducing the urge to binge.
Those are the tools I used most frequently to wean off my binge/purge episodes. They are specific to the binge eating and vomiting cycle. If your purge of choice is laxatives or excess exercise, the tools can be easily tweaked to help you reduce your episodes as well. Slowly wean off each, decreasing by an agreed upon amount each week. In the case of laxative abuse, you may need a magnesium supplement or an herbal laxative to help get you off any harsh drug store varieties. The ideal is to quit them altogether, just as the ideal is to no longer vomit.
You’ve got this.