There is a difference between binge eating and selective eating. The difference is so vast that you can see the results manifest in your health. Your daily habits start to look different depending on what kind of category your food habits fall into. We will look at it individually.
What do we achieve by binge eating? A temporary level of craving satisfaction.
Apart from that is there anything you’d like to add? A broad smile on your face and serotonin, a happy hormone that your brain releases to uplift your mood. Do you know how binge eating affects your body? You’d know it by now. During our lifetime, we are all exposed to the evils of eating unhealthy. We know the aftermath of it. We surely do not need someone else to tell us that we are going to suffer. The wagon of binge eating is purely headed for doom. A lot of us succumb to our taste buds and eat what appeals to us. Majority of the time, what appeals to us is what is not good for us. Throughout your life, you have been drilled with the lessons of eating well. For some of us, eating well equates to eating what makes us happy. What makes you happy? All the sugary foods that appeal to our taste buds because why not? They give you sugar rush. They are a route for instant gratification and long term doom.
One must learn to control the urges of the taste buds. There is a quote that says, “What appeals to your taste buds is exactly what is bad for you.” This quote makes one think hard enough to change their eating habits. What appeals to you is not necessarily what the body requires. This is where the role of the body kicks in.
Ask yourself, do you really know what your body needs? If that was a no, then it’s time for you to change your food habits. What would you have done without this body?
The fact is simple: If the body knows what it’s supposed to do for you, then you should know what you should do for the body. The bodily functions are so natural you do not even have to stress about it. Then how difficult is it to give the body back some respect?
Our bodies have tolerated the amount of junk we throw in. When you start aging, the body begins to slacken and slowly, it forgets to function normally. To add some depth to this sentence, here is a quote by Karl Lagerfeld.
“I never touch sugar, cheese, bread...
I only like what I'm allowed to like. I'm beyond temptation. There is no weakness. When I see tons of food in the studio, for us and for everybody, for me it's as if this stuff was made out of plastic. The idea doesn't even enter my mind that a human being could put that into their mouth. I'm like the animals in the forest. They don't touch what they cannot eat.” - Karl Lagerfeld