Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I binge eat. I can rack up about 8500 calories pretty easily within a few hours. So, I try to learn from my binges. I'm down to probably one binge every ten or so days. It's a lot better than where I began. But I still binge and I try to analyse them to learn what I can.
Last night I was deep in thought about my scholarly project. The ideas were coming in quickly and I was eating as they did. It felt synergistic in the moment. I grazed/ ate lots of healthy food; food that was fine in moderation. But I ate a lot of it. The items and portions are listed below.
Almonds (.5 cup)
Vita Muffins (1)
String Cheese (3)
Strawberries (10 strawberries)
Whip topping (5 servings, sprayed on the strawberries)
Grapes (2 cups)
Pluots (Dino Eggs) (1)
Natural Peanut Butter and whole fruit jelly on the Ole low carb, high fiber tortilla (3)
Baked chicken (6 oz)
It's still fats and sugars, let's be honest, but a better class, a more nutritionally dense set of fats and sugars. Altogether, about 1500 calories for a binge. Still not ideal, but better. What I didn't do was order-in pizza, sandwiches, cookies, and sodas. I'm happy for that. I tossed the whip topping this morning and packed a healthy lunch for work.
I'm not proud that I binged, rather embarrassed actually, but it was a better binge and now that I learned from it, I can forget it and concentrate on today's food choices...someone brought donuts to work.