I just talked the other day about how being alone has been a binge trigger for me. Feeling “fat” is a sign I’m headed down that road, too. Hmm…lack of sleep has caused trouble in the past, as has getting too tipsy! HealthyGirl.org reader Heather adds her own triggers:
“My binge points have always been about deadlines. If I have a trade show or deadline looming, my mouth starts to water for binge foods…bags of cookies, macaroni and cheese, chips, pulled pork sandwiches on super squishy bread!”
Another reader, Jenn, says: “I know I eat when I am stressed out with school or am feeling less than confident in myself.”
Amanda emailed: “I know I ate when I was upset, stressed, when I didn’t think I was pretty enough, or a guy didn’t call me back.”
What about you? What emotions or happenings make you more likely to binge or overeat? And what do you try to do to stop it?