Trigger food vs. Binge food - 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community

Chicks in Control Overeating? Binging? Share uplifting support and gain control!

Thread Tools
Old 07-07-2007, 01:18 PM   #1  
Boston Qualifier and MOM
Thread Starter
ennay's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 6,346

Height: 5'3.75"

Default Trigger food vs. Binge food

Anyone else find that the trigger food and the binge food are not actually the same foods?

For me, fruit can be a trigger food if not carefully controlled. The sugar rollercoaster can start and then I binge on whatever sweets I can find.

Like I can normally have icecream in the house without concern...but since summer berries have hit and peaches and cherries, I find myself in serious sugar mode. Ice cream can be a binge food for me, but it usually isnt a trigger food. Same with nuts. I eat them in a controlled fashion all the time, except when I hit binge mode then.....
ennay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 01:39 PM   #2  
Senior Member
Get n healthy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South east
Posts: 974

S/C/G: Slow but steady

Height: 5' 11"


Wow, i have never separated the two. But i think you are on to something.

For me:

Chips and nuts are a trigger food. If i keep chips or nuts in the house i will "nibble" on them here and there until they are gone. Not in one sitting like a binge, but through the course of a day or two.

Fast food is a binge food. Once i have a cheese burger, i have to have fries, then i have to have soda, then i have to have a BAD desert, etc. It just goes on and on.

I have never thought about it that way. Very interesting.
Get n healthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 10:37 PM   #3  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9


I hadn't thought about it either, but you're totally right. My binge foods are things like popcorn that I can normally eat (in small bags), whereas triggers are rich desserts.
Kitten824 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 10:42 PM   #4  
Senior Member
KylieH's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 370

S/C/G: 174/137/135

Height: 5"5


That's so funny you should make that observation. I had a crash and burn night last night. Trigger food: steak. Binge food: garlic bread and brownies.
KylieH is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:35 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.