Last night I had dinner at a friends. I knew I would be eating there and I could take a guess a what would be served. I prepared during the day by eating a bit on the lighter side. I planned on having some yummies but oh course not over doing it. M-O-D-E-R-A-T-I-O-N
Food was - Starters - chips with fresh salad and guac. Dinner - Sliced turkey breast, roasted potatoes, salad with ranch, rolls with butter. Desert - warm butter cookies and ice cream. Everything was served buffet style - a binge trigger for me.
So I - I started with a small plate of a small handful of chips with a bit of guac and salsa. For dinner I loaded my plate with salad, ranch, cut up turkey, a tiny helping of potatoes, a roll with butter. I barely touched the potatoes. Then I had another roll with butter and some more salad. Could have skipped the second roll, but wait I wasn't done I went in for a 3rd roll with butter (admittedly my weakness is a nice soft warm roll with melted butter). That's where the binge comes in. I didn't need 3, I should have stopped myself.
And onto desert - I started with 1 dough ball, then 2 cookies. Ok stopping here would have been a good place. Oh another dough ball. Then the desert spread was put out. I had a tiny scoop of ice cream and more cookies. I sat in front of the cookie plate and kept shoveling. I honestly don't know how many cookies I had. I never got the overstuffed feeling but I did binge. I finally stopped but then about 2 hours later, 2 more cookies. Why. When something is super yummy to me I don't seem to be satisfied with just one or two. I eat to excess without thinking. This is a perfect example of what I call a B-I-N-G-E.