And so I thought of eating a healthy breakfast of:
- 1 slice of toasted bread with processed cheese on it
- 1 cup of all-bran cereal flakes
- 2 cups of 2% milk
And then guess what?!
I went crazy and kept re-filling my bowl with milk and the cereal :'(
And I ended up eating:
- 2 slices of toasted bread with processed cheese
- around 20 cups of all-bran cereal flakes (I ate the whole box)
- around 20 cups of 2% milk
I need support, right about now :(
Strawberry, have you ever binged before or was this the first time? Have you ever had an eating disorder?
I believe that there is a difference between overeating, pigging out for the fun of it during an event, holiday or just out of boredom versus bingeing out of control with respect to an eating disorder or emotional eating/over eating. It is important for you to think about and to define/understand why you ate/overate. Was it for appropriate reasons like a holiday, was a one-time thing, was it unthinking, and critically was it out of control?
I suggest you just start tomorrow as a whole new day and eat normally and healthfully.
If you think today was not a one-time thing and was out of control or is repetitive, or if you are recovering from an ED, you might be able to find some support in the following articles by our resident expert in disordered eating Matthew Tiemeyer:
Let me know if you want more information or if we can help in any way.
Oh I've binged on cereal and milk before, many of times :(
And no, I do not have an eating disorder.
But I forgot to mention that I was watching tv while eating.
So I guess it would be better for me to eat without tv or reading,
because I always eat when I read :(
I kept re-filling my bowl.
And when it was time for me to go to school,
the whole carton was empty!
Omgsh, I felt like puking too :(
No, I didn't have time to eat dinner yesterday.
I was too busy doing homework.
I was too busy doing homework."
I agree, since you didn't eat last night you were probably so over-starved this morning you couldn't control your binge. That is what happens to me. When I try and eat small amounts during the day for example anticipating a big dinner I end up going off the rails. One of my major successes in healthy weight maintenance is never letting myself get tooo tooo hungry. I eat snacks constantly, healthy snacks.
That being said, I think not eating while reading or watching TV is a very good idea. This is known as mindful eating and studies have shown that people who eat in the front of the TV are heavier than those who don't (I can probably dig up a reference if you want it, I am thinking i was from the Scientific American issue recently on weight).
And here is an article from Matthew Tiemeyer's page on mindful eating:
Awww, I think you're giving yourself too hard a time about it. We all have our off days! Just forget about it, and carry on as you were doing. Think about it - it could have been a whole lot worse, you didn't binge on pizza or chips or anything really bad for you.
I feel so much better now :)
But the memory is still abit scary. LOL
It actually did.
But I still felt crappy.
And I still want to beat myself up.
Original Post by xochitl92113:
Don't sweat, it at least it wasn't beer and ice cream LOL. In relation to your previous post: Maybe all that bran will help you go poo now?
Hahahah. :D Bran (AKA "Constipation-Be-Gone") = the best natural laxative I have come to find. <3