One thing that I’ve always struggled to get a clear concept of while in my binge eating mode was portions. When I got stuck in the binge-mode, I often lost control over what I was all eating. I simply inhaled the food, more than I did actually chew it thoroughly and let the food actually settle in my stomach. I would grab a bag of ‘this’ or a box of ‘that’ and continue to eat copious amounts of food, with no regard to how much or how many servings I really ate.
The fact that I zoned out was a curse and a blessing. It was a curse when I was in the moment because I lost total control over what I was really eating; it was a blessing so that I couldn’t distinctly remember after the fact, especially the next morning, how much I really took in. The nutrition facts label or serving suggestion meant absolutely nothing to me. It was as if those numbers didn’t exist.
Day four of my 50 day challenge: A picture of one snack you had today that you felt was a good portion size.
This was a portion/serving size of hot brown rice cereal, with blueberries and sprinkled with crushed up almonds and peanuts. I felt this was a proper serving/portion size for me. It was satisfying and I felt like I didn’t overdo it.
Admittedly, last night I ate a bit more than I needed to. I will be extremely honest on here. If I struggle, I will admit it. If I binge, I will admit it. If I do great, I will share that too. This is all about being open and honest. Last night, I wouldn’t say that I binged, but I definitely ate more than my hunger called for. I did lose sit a bit of the portions and amounts that I was eating, but I feel like in the grand scheme of things, I stopped myself before I lost too much control. So, I will definitely want to watch this more closely and keep it in check so as not to let it escalate.