Destructive eating behaviors don't get a lot of attention compared to the other issues experienced with eating. In fact, not much comes up when you Google Destructive Eating, possibly because it is a disorder that is so difficult to define.
- You take more time planning your last unhealthy meal before a diet, than you do the healthy ones after you start.
- Moderation is not a word in your vocabulary.
- You get mad if someone want to go to a restaurant and you have two for one coupons sitting at home.
- You eat a huge meal and always have room for dessert, even if you don’t.
- You buy a treat at the grocery store for later in the week, but you can’t stop thinking about it until you eat it.
- You eat sweets faster when sharing with others, just so you get the most.
- No candy or cookie is safe when left alone with you.
- You have two settings, either eating unhealthy or just going without unhealthy foods, there isn’t a successful middle-ground.
- You might ask someone to buy you ice cream, but then after finishing it, you get angry with them for making you unhealthy.
- You may or may not have a package of car cookies hidden in your console right now.
- Everyone in your house is frightened to finish off your favorite sweets, even if you don’t plan on finishing them.
- When you get takeout to eat at home, anything eaten on the car ride home “doesn’t count”.
- Dinner is sometimes something you put up with so you can get to dessert.
- You have a special bowl for cereal and ice cream that is slightly larger than all the rest.
- Your calendar features the national cookie, cake, pizza, sweets, etc days of the year.
- Every positive moment in your life needs to be celebrated with something sweet.
- You quality check two-thirds of your kid’s holiday candy.
- You raise your weekly grocery budget when there’s a great sale on sweets and soda.
- Buffets are a competitive zone where you have to beat the restaurant and make money on dinner.
- Sweets are portioned to the bite so you get upset if someone asks for a bite of your cookie near the end.
- You can’t turn over a healthy leaf until you eat your way through all the bad food in the house.
- Throwing away sweets or leaving a dessert unfinished at restaurant are the greatest sins.
- You eat a weeks worth of sweets in one day so you can say you were just unhealthy for a short-time frame.
All the best!