So I've been trying to research this on the internet but I can't seem to find any answers. I was wondering if someone could tell me the difference between Binge Eating Disorder and "bingeing" and just plain old liking/loving food and therefore eating a lot?
I'm asking this because over the weekend my family and I went on vacation and we ate at a lot of fast food restaurants and I have been eating a LOT and I'm worried that I may be on the verge of something serious? Here's what I had::
Saturday: Some burger thing at IHOP, see's chocolates (around 7-ish pieces, I couldnt count really b/c I only took bites out of ones that I didn't like, since you can't tell what is in what), a strawberry jam sandwich.
Sunday: 3 bowls of Raisin Bran, 3 doughnuts, see's chocolates (around 10-ish pieces), 1/2 gourmet turkey sandwich, 2 chewy bars, 3 packets of airline peanuts, some wheat thins, 2 bowls of rice w/asian side dishes.
TODAY: 6 bowls of cereal, 1 bowl of rice, a small bag of chips, some other type of chips (less than a small bag of them), about 8 whole wheat/water crackers with cream cheese, a cup of hot chocolate....and its only 11!
BUT the thing is I don't feel guilty/sad/angry/depressed about this. I enjoyed eating all of it and although I feel that my thighs/stomach/butt are a little bigger/flabbier, it doesn't really matter to me, and also none of the stuff I ate was purged I'm saying this b/c I know that a lot of bingeing takes place in private and is done in a mindless/trance-like state and much of the food is purged through vomiting/over-exercising. Although I am full, I am not absolutely STUFFED and busting at the seams, and I'm not uncomfortable to the point that I feel physically sick.
I have a lunch date with a friend in a bit and we are getting gyros. I intend to not eat the rest of the day afterwards, drink a lot of water, and go for a long walk to help with digestion and take it a little easy for the rest of the week. But, does it seem like I have some sort of problem??
My stats: (I'm not trying to lose weight, i wouldn't mind a little gain)
18, female, 5'9, last time I checked (before the weekend) ~128
whew! thanks for the replies guys. I'm glad that it doesn't seem like some sort of eating disorder...but I think I will cut down on the sugary stuff