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How much do eat during a binge?

I was wondering what others class a binge?
I dont binge anymore but when I did it could vary.

One example of a binge to me is a full packet of chocolate biscuits, 2 packets of crisps and a litre bottle of coca cola.

Tue. May 13, 8:56am

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I classs it as eating until my stomach hurts it is so full - like a triple whopper value meal at Burger King and then a coupla donuts for dessert - yuck.

so not doing that again...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 10:37 AM

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OP--how did you stop binging?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 10:49 AM

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okay, this is bad, but I do not fool around if I binge, I will easily eat an extra 4000- 5000 + calories on one day because I am just that hungry and tired of my long term strict diet and I figure that my body can only grab so many of those calories on the way out, which I am not sure is true.

Not good - I know - but this is very rare for me now.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 11:35 AM

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The only way I have managed to stop bingeing in to allow myself something if i feel a binge coming on. Generally I will share some chocolate of a small burger with someone. Its hard but if I say 'no rubbish at all' I end up bingeing so a little is better then thousands of calories.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 12:42 PM

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I don't eat fst food or junk food (much) anymore but I still find myself in a binging place occasionally...

so it can be 3 fatfree Whole foods bran muffins driving home in the car after shopping (after eating sushi in the dining area).

or after a day of good eating half a package of pumpernickle pretzels dipped in honey mustard and a cup of pistachio nuts (the salt just about does me in!)

or after shopping at the drug store a whole container of Hot Tamales or Good and Plenty. Somehow they got added to my purchases.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 1:13 PM

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i dont binge very often in fact rarely but wheni do i always end up eating double my normal calories. not necessarily on junk food but just overeating anything i can find. but i always end up sick afterwards. whichis whyi dont so it that often

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 1:17 PM

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well, I have to say, you are reminding me of that powerful horrible feeling of nausea and high disappointment after a binge to make me not ever want to do it again...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 1:58 PM

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Exactly. Thank you all for sharing so honestly. It truly has been helpful.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 2:32 PM

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Anywhere from 300 to 2000 calories, but I define a binge by what's going on in my head when I do it, not by how many cookies I stuffed down my throat.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 2:52 PM

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my former favorite binge:

16 oz prime rib plus cream based horseradish sauce
baked potato w/ everything
salad w/ blue cheese dressing
1 pint Ben & Jerry's

This was over about 2 hours, alone at night. Thankfully I stopped this kind of binge several years ago. I still binge occasionally but it'll be 500-600 calories, instead of thousands.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 6:44 PM

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