Originally Posted by SugarRomeoTango4852
Hello Everyone! I have a few questions below about binge eating and I am looking for clarification and how other people view binge eating.
I am torn because I have trouble with the idea of "binge eating". I am never quite sure what qualifies as a binge.
Does eating a bag of chips to satisfy a craving qualify as a binge, even if i have eaten nothing else that day? Or is a binge eating until I am uncomfortable and feel sick? I am an emotional eater with boredom as my trigger - would that qualify me as a binge eater?
Isn't everyone, at some point, usually a binge eater? Does over eating on a regular basis make you a binge eater or just an overeater? I will admit the word "binge" makes me uncomfortable because I hate the idea that I am unable to control myself around food. I am much more comfortable with the idea of being an emotional eater as opposed to a binge eater.
I can only speak from my own experience, but for me there is no satisfaction in binging. I have more of a "fvck it" attitude when I binge, and by the end of it I am uncomfortably full, and feel sick for the remainder of the day (or night.) Binging does not make me happy, it is just something that I do.
I personally don't believe that everyone is a binge eater at some point. In my opinion, there's a difference between "satisfying a craving" and "binging." Once you've satisfied a craving, you're content. When you binge, you are not content.
Hopefully some of this makes sense!