I was just thinking earlier this morning of how easy it is to switch to healthy food and then continue to overeat. We feel great about buying sugar free this and fat free that so what's the harm in having extra of those things? It's kind of like going to clearance sales and having the mentality that the more we buy the more we save.
But who binges on apples?
I did read an author who wrote that when about to binge - go ahead but have carrots, apples, etc. It's the urge to eat that is being addressed with the binge not a food deficiency of any kind. I did some thinking about that. We are pretty indiscriminate about the food we binge on; I have eaten foods I didn't particularly like during a binge. So - open a can of beets for your next binge (or two). That would stop a binge for me.
I do think we associate an emotion with the foods we choose to binge on. Does ice cream bring back family memories? Does pizza make us think about friendship? Or are we just trying to get numb as quickly as possible? Are we just avoiding an emotion rather than experiencing it?
Food for thought (oops - poor choice of words). A thinking binge, a reading binge, a writing binge, a friendship binge, a gardening binge - let's binge on being alive and creating health.