I’ll admit, posting about my bingeing episodes on this website was embarrassing. Luckily they were far enough in the past that posting about my distant experiences made it a little easier. This might be why I am devoting an entire post to the topic; maybe I want to redeem myself, or maybe it is just the part of my past that I am most upset with and regret. But without going through it and especially without going back to read and analyze my experiences (thumbs up for my awesome journaling skills) I would never have learned more about it to help prevent myself from falling into those binges today.
I am happy to share what I have learned with you all. I also hope that by explaining bingeing to those who do not deal with eating disorders, you can understand why bingeing occurs. I am in no way a professional in understanding how this works; I simply speak from experience and experimentation.