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Binge Eating. Part 1

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This is a sensitive subject due to the fact it’s plagued me for years so expect a lengthy post on this.

It started in primary school (or junior school) when I was about 8.  There are a huge number of triggers that were possible…

However, first lets figure out what binge eating is.

I haz a karit

OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

Many doctors will say that binge eating is when someone is eating lots and lots and unable to stop and yes, that is one example. However, binge eating manifests in different ways and for different reasons. For example, it is highly assossiated with anorexics who eat nothing all day, binge eating by thousands of calories and then purge it through vomitting or laxitives. But people without eating disorders may be eating over accidently all the time.

For example. Our portion sizes, as anyone will tell you, are grossly out of proportion. Secretly, everyone knows that the average person eats nearly twice as much per meal as we used to. Aye, you say, that’s true, but we need it more. Really? Have you tried surviving on less? No I’m not asking you to starve yourself, but there’s a little trick called the 30 percent rule that may shock you.

The 30 percent rule states that you can eat 30percent more or 30 percent less of your food without even realising it.

I have a nifty trick that might seem odd to you, but it greatly decreased my ability to eat large portions. I didn’t even realise my portions were big!!!

One day, I sat down with my dinner (tuna salad btw) and attempted to eat. For every forkful I put in my mouth, I forked another into a small plastic baggy beside me. I did this until I had finished my meal. I fet full, I wasn’t hungry any more and I looked into the bag to find a HUGE amount of food left over. Seems like a huge waste doesn’t it? Exactly. By doing this exercise I was able to realise how much I was eating versus how much I actually needed. The food was wasted yes but this stopped me wasting food in the long run because I wasn’t piling it onto my hips. Try this exercise, especially if you have a food budget and watch how quickly you manage to save money on food 🙂 Watch how much longer food lasts!

 

 

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About shanhime

Well hello there! Whether you’re a newbie to this blog or a regular in need of a quick reminder on what this blog is about (in summary of course) then I couldn’t recommend a better page. Then again I did write this so I’m somewhat biased…. Well, my name is Shan. It’s not my real or full name but it’s a start and given that we’re on the interwebs it’s hardly a place to start giving out personal information. If you want to get fresh with me you can find my facebook and irratate my there. If you’re really lucky, I might even add you as a friend! But no flirting boys! I have a boyfriend :3 I live in the East of Scotland where is it permenantly freezing. On average we have roughly 4 minutes of sun a year and the chances of me spending a day indoors without exercise is high so don’t expect miracles people. At this moment in time I’m 20 years old. For me, this is a sore point, so mentioning this will result in a severe ignoring or a delete of your comment followed by a smack across the back of the head with a wet mop. Those of you insulted by this should probably leave now as I’m not willing to deal with trolls, gremlins or vampire bats. This is site for mature people looking for information, a litte fun and self help, not people who are fighting with their inner child and losing. That is what xbox live is for. :P Of course, I can have a joke. Sometimes people are just not funny. Unlike me. I am permenantly hilarious. On this blog you’ll find a few tips, the occasional recipe and a few personal thoughts I had on products, foods, snacks and techniques as well as some of my own personal moments. Hopefully some of these will be useful to you and you’ll enjoy sharing these experiences. There’s also the comments sections at the bottom for you to share information and ideas with others and me. Isn’t that great? Oh, my facebook is: http://www.facebook.com/theonlyshanchan

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