Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I suddenly thought it was interesting to define bingeing more closely – are there more than one kind in my life?
- I have the sudden binge, I am perfectly all right and eat balanced and then SUDDENLY find myself stuffing my face with something. The sudden binge mostly depends on "forbidden" stuff being in the kitchen and is handled by not having that stuff at home. It can also depend on me being ”good” in eating for a long time but probably not taking care of my feelings so I build an inner strain that suddenly – boom – takes off into a binge.
- the grazing binge - I eat something "extra" to a meal, it might be junk or it might be taking another portion of the planned food. After a while I eat something else - some nuts or a tomato or an apple... and it keeps on during all day, nibbling of stuff and it is healthy stuff and unhealthy mixed, I am not getting full but it is small eating all the time, no control at all.
- it is the decided binge. I decide that I crave more food without vegetables than usual and I shop it deliberately and go home and cook. This is the "best" binge since it usually stops with that planned overeating...
- the drive-through binge. I am on a long drive and have not planned my eating. I suddenly go into a drive-through and order the stuff I should not - NOT the healthy alternative. That one is handled by planning ahead and bringing my own food.
I hardly ever overeat at parties or among people. I hardly ever overeat before five in the afternoon, unless I am on a nibble cruise...
Why am I writing this? Because I read many post on bingeing and I realized that people were talking about different behaviours and I thought that I needed more exact definitions to learn what I was doing, when and why – and how to cope.
Thanks for reading