So I sit here lonely on a Saturday night watching trashy tv and roaming the internet. No usual date night tonight as the bf is out, so I’m just chilling. I did enjoy leftovers for dinner followed by a creation. I’m sorta feeling like this:
boy man will be home later tonight for snuggles (I hope) and we have two days to spend together Hopefully, we can get a fair few things done that we want to. I’m thinking a scenic walk, picnic, massages, markets.
Anyways, as I’m on my lonesone I will admit some boredom snacking and eating did take place. Before you begin to worry, believe me when I say I DID NOT binge (yup still binge free for 9 days!). For me I definitely see a difference between overeating/eating too much, and bingeing (still hate that word). Bingeing involves large quantities of food, eaten quickly/in a rush, in hiding/secret, and usually with terrible emotions and feelings attached. I’d feel guilty, depressed, shame, anxious and like a huge ‘f word‘ failure.
Overeating on the other hand is what usual, normal, everyday eaters do. People overeat at special occasions, when they’re bored or perhaps when they just come across something way too good to stop eating.
It’s okay to overeat, actually it’s okay to binge. We aren’t perfect and trying to become perfect will cause all sorts of problems (trust me).
But anyways back onto the difference between just eating too much and the nasty b word- the most important thing to realise is that there IS a difference. Don’t beat yourself up over eating too much ginger nuts (guilty) or being slightly heavy handed on the muesli (guilty again!), because it’s not a backwards step…and actually it’s even a step forwards. One step closer to becoming a regular imperfect eater who does overeat, undereat and just bloody eats!
Do you think there is a difference between overeating and bingeing?