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Binges. What constitutes as one?

Is it three donuts? Or does a binge mean the entire box of 9?

Fri. Jun 30, 9:44am

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i think it depends on how many you would normally eat...3 sounds like a lot to me, but i work with a guy (who is slim) and he eats 5 donuts in the morning like they're nothing...i think, too, it has to do with how you eat them-over an hour or in 10 minutes? are you worried about your eating habits or just this one time?

Friday, June 30, 2006, 9:57 AM

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I agree with the above poster--it depends on what you normally eat. But there is no healthy reason (unless you are starving and haven't eaten in days and the only thing to eat is a box of donuts) to eat more than 1 donut at a time. The important thing is to let it go and move on. We've all done it. It doesn't mean you won't stop after 1 donut next time. Commit yourself to getting back on track. You'll be ok.

Friday, June 30, 2006, 10:04 AM

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source: http://www.athealth.com/consumer/disorders/bingeeating.html


How Does Someone Know if He or She Has Binge Eating Disorder?

Most of us overeat from time to time, and many people feel they frequently eat more than they should. Eating large amounts of food, however, does not mean that a person has binge eating disorder. Doctors are still debating the best ways to determine if someone has binge eating disorder. But most people with serious binge eating problems have:

Frequent episodes of eating what others would consider an abnormally large amount of food.

Frequent feelings of being unable to control what or how much is being eaten.

Several of these behaviors or feelings:

Eating much more rapidly than usual.
Eating until uncomfortably full.
Eating large amounts of food, even when not physically hungry.
Eating alone out of embarrassment at the quantity of food being eaten.
Feelings of disgust, depression, or guilt after overeating.

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Friday, June 30, 2006, 10:36 AM

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I don't think it is how much you eat, but if you have control you have over your eating, and if you're hungry. If you have one donut and a nice glass of milk or water, you probably won't be hungry anymore. But if you're ignoring that and continuing to eat anyway because it tastes good and feels goods, that is probably a binge. Or if you can't stop.

Friday, June 30, 2006, 10:55 AM

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