We're on a weightloss forum, so obviously we're using words related to our eating patterns. I'm trying to completely disassociate myself from all buzz words because to me they all mean DIETING, and that inlcudes diet, WOE, lifestyle change, etc. I prefer to just call it it eating.
I don't find anyone pretentious or self righteous, we could really use an eye roll icon. If people take pride in what they do and what they accomplish then they owe it to themselves to feel good about that.
"Binging is a descent into a world where every restriction... is cut loose. At its core is a feeling of deprivation.. a feeling you can never get enough. Binges do not signify a lack of willpower or inability to care for yourself. On the contrary, binges are a urgent attempt to care for yourself when you feel uncared for. They are the voice of survival. Binges are the mark of the self that says, 'I am tired of feeling deprived, of being told I am wrong, that I am bad." - Geneen Roth