What would you say if I told you that there can be many physiological reasons for binge eating? Don't get me wrong, there is true binge eating disorder in which an individual must go through behavioral changes to get better, but for me I found out some things about my body that changed my whole thought process about the way I eat. Consider these questions:
When you have strong cravings or urges, do you tend to lean more towards carbohydrates and sugar?
Is there a particular time of day when you crave food more than any other time of day?
Right after a binge, do you experience an extremely blissful state or "bingeing high", before kicking yourself in the head for eating a whole pan of brownies?
Do you experience withdrawal symptoms, even emotional stress when you haven't binged on your favorite foods for a few days?
Do you ever find yourself perplexed as to why it's so, SO hard to kick eating behaviors that seem like insanity to you, when you truly feel like you are not an insane person?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, stay tuned for my next post. I've got lots of super informative reading material for you. You may ask "Why?" am I giving reading material and not explaining this stuff myself. Well, that's b/c during my research, I came across a website that explains everything I want to say so perfectly and b/c I'm not into plagerism...I think I should send you directly to the source. So, when you see a bunch of links, don't say "Ehhhh...uggggh...that's a bunch of links!". Just trust me, you'll want to read this stuff if you've ever questioned whether or not you've got eating problems or if you've wondered if there's some bigger reason for your weight gain besides lack of will power/lack of exercise.