I was talking with a friend about binge eating and it made me think of diabetes (doesn’t everything?). There’s been a lot of press in the past few years about diabulimia, but no one really talks about diabetes and binge eating. I’m not talking about the diabetics are lazy fat people nonesense, but the reality of living on a restricted diet. Especially back in the 80s and before when sugar was considered deadly. I know it’s taken me a long time to come to terms with “forbidden” foods and even things like how much peanut butter I eat when I’m low. I sometimes catch myself falling into old habits where I underestimate what I ate because I ate more tortilla chips than I should, even though that’s just silly. The chips are eaten and I should dose for them and move on.
Anyway, I was just wondering what your experiences with this are. There’s so much guilt and personal responsibility about what we eat and how much and when. Do you think this is one of those really common things that we just don’t talk about?