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Thoughts on a Binge

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I binged on chocolate last night. It was a conscious choice and I felt guilty afterwards, as well as physically ill. Yuk. On the other hand, I had an idea going in of how much I was going to eat and I stopped after I ate it. So what caused the binge? Well, I wanted all night to have an ice cream bar but I didn't because I felt I shouldn't. Then, as soon as my husband went to bed, I hit the chocolate. The irony is that the ice cream bar would have been totally innocuous. A 100 calorie Healthy Choice fudge bar. If you haven't tried them, they are yummy.

I would have been better off having what I really wanted, but I kept telling myself that I should not fall into the habit of having a snack every night. But, who cares as long as it's part of a reasonable day of eating? I need to re-think what I consider "too much" to eat on a daily basis. Maybe part of what I feel is "too much" is my body needing more calories because I have cut back on bingeing. I remember a period of several years when I was not bingeing at all and how I was surprised at how much I could eat as a normal person with no effect on weight. Maybe that's happening now.

I still felt a little sick when I got up this morning, but went for a run and feel better now. As usual, all the chocolate gave me lots of energy and I had a great run.
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    The average adult needs about 2000 calories per day. If you get in healthy foods most of the time you can have a sweet snack now and again... In the treatment for binge eating that I followed we were told to have 2 to 3 special treats per week (a treat would be an ice cream or a piece of cake, a candy bar, something like that). We were instructed to NOT skip them!
    (If you like to know more feel free to read my blogs or to visit my teams "Strategies' and 'Guidelines to Overcome Binge eating' - the latter is private but I'll be happy to send you an invitation).
    1804 days ago
    You stubbed your toe, but you continued to take a step in the right direction!
    1805 days ago
    Good to be back on track. We all wander off from time to time.
    1805 days ago
    I've done that from time to time. Now I usually pre-plan so it doesn't become an overwhelming experience. Then I just get right back on track. No big deal. Very little or any guilt associated with it these days.
    1805 days ago
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