Sunday, August 21, 2011
I will start this off by saying- I am a binge eater. I am also an over-eater. So, lets start at that point.
Ok. Other people find it easy as a social gathering to leave fries on their plate, to eat just a couple chips or leave them if they're not hungry. To pass-up that piece of cake. I, however, find it incredibly hard to stop eating, especially if I'm eating a binge/overeating 'trigger food' as I like to call them. How can other people? Am I weak? Am I lacking will-power? Not everyone understands this behaviour either. They think- oh, just have one, it won't hurt.
Seriously? Are they kidding me? It may not hurt them and their ability to control themselves, but for me it may very well be the trigger for a binge. And as those who binge know, it never makes me feel good.
That is also a big part of the inspiration for my 'Just this once' post. Just This Once can lead to a binge for me, and I have to get away from/work to control that behaviour. Sure, if I slip -up and eat a piece of cake off my healthy eating plan when I didn't have room in my eating plan day for it- I may get a little down on myself, but I have to get back on the horse and keep going. I can't let it lead to a binge because I slipped once. Does this make more sense with my last post?
Moderation is great, but I can't start a slippery slope of 'Just This Once' that leads to a binge. I can plan a piece of cake or pizza into my day but it is planned, and not a spur-of-the-moment-lead-to-a-b
Does anyone else have issues with binging? How do you stop a binge or work to prevent a binge?