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Old 09-06-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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Why do I continue to binge when I know that I'm not hungry?
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:20 AM
 
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Billions of dollars are being spent and lots of PhDs are working on trying to answer your question.

If someone can solve that problem, they can make a lot of money.

But here are some answers which you might expect to read:

You're sad.
You're happy.
You eat too fast.
Brain chemistry.
Unwise eating decisions.
You don't exercise enough.
You exercise a lot.
You need to chew your food 15 times.
You don't eat enough carbs.
You eat too many carbs.
You don't drink enough water.
It's your genes.
It's your will power.
It's an addiction.

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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In my case because food tastes good and it gives me pleasure. It's an addiction.

I don't try to analyze my behavior with food because psychoanalysis has not worked for me. It just makes me feel more powerless. Also I rather have a good relationship with food than see it as the enemy.

The only thing that works for me is not having food available and exercising. I never order big portions or buy food I tend to overeat in big quantities like bakery items and chocolate. It is much easier for me to control the buying part than the eating part. Also the guilt of messing up a good exercise workout stops me from eating.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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It's an addiction.
I forgot about that one. I'll add it to my list above.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Originally Posted by plmokn View Post
Billions of dollars are being spent and lots of PhDs are working on trying to answer your question.

If someone can solve that problem, they can make a lot of money.

But here are some answers which you might expect to read:

You're sad.
You're happy.
You eat too fast.
Brain chemistry.
Unwise eating decisions.
You don't exercise enough.

You exercise a lot.
You need to chew your food 15 times.
You don't eat enough carbs.
You eat too many carbs.
You don't drink enough water.
It's your genes.
It's your will power.
It's an addiction.
I bolded the ones that I think apply to me.

I can eat 5 or 6 bites of something and feel satisfied, but then I feel obligated to finish the whole plate. Then, eat something sweet afterwords. UGH!
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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It's an addiction.
That it is. Do the same genes cause alcohol dependence and eating disorders? - latimes.com
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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Billions of dollars are being spent and lots of PhDs are working on trying to answer your question.

If someone can solve that problem, they can make a lot of money.
The flip side to this is that food manufacturers are spending billions of dollars and hiring lots of PhDs to formulate food and additives to get you addicted. If they can get your body to respond to food like a drug, they have succeeded in their job.

Ever wonder why there is corn syrup and msg in meat, chip dip or tomato soup?

They have solved their problem of how to get people addicted and they are making a lot of money!
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Why do I continue to binge when I know that I'm not hungry?

Because it tastes good? That's why I do it.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Northern CA
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Why do I continue to binge when I know that I'm not hungry?
Are you anorexic or bulemic?
Perhaps you are addicted to that full feeling, like you're going to burst. Or you are worried about not having enough to eat later, so you are stuffing it in now, in preparation for a dry spell.
Only you know the answer.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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I overeat when I'm bored, so right when I feel like I'm about to snack, I get up and clean the house, go outside, exercise, read, etc.
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