So I'm not sure if I'm classified as an emotional eater on a clinical level of any sort but its just that I eat even when im not exactly hungry, usually when ever I feel depressed I have rare days where I kinda just binge eat but thats only like when im having the worse of days, and that usually makes me feel better...for the moment until I realize what I have done and how fattening everything i ate was and how ill gain weight then be upset that ill probably end up with the extra weight. Its just that food is good man. Had a bad day? eat some food, you'll feel better. Had an awesome day? have some fucking good food, slip into a food coma and sleep happy and full. Anyways the point being is sometimes i eat when im bored, dont want to deal with something, want to make something even better. Just a shit ton of reasons besides actually needing to eat something so i dont starve. Binge eating only happens on extremely shitty days, and the other half of eating besides when im hungry happens id say at least 2 sometimes 3 times in a month.
like i guess an average kinda example would be something like this:
eat like 2 cups of jello
we got some strawberry banana yogurt, let mix some cheerios in there while we're at it and it eat
have a raisin oatmeal cookie
oh we have some turkey lunch meat still? make a sandwich!
look at that single open pack of oreos...they arent going to dunk themselves in milk i gotta do it for them!
trail mix? why dont mind if i do!
that bag of veggie fries looks good, let me pour a bowl and try some
this happens all within a span of 20-30 minutes when it doesnt happen. anyways like I said before; the point being is that I'm eating and taking in calories that i dont need to be taking in and I dont work out a lot as I dont have a gym membership and I hate running, Id much rather prefer to swim but we dont have a pool anymore. I mean its not like I dont know the difference between being satisfied and full. Just that its kinda always been this way since my early teens as I was very troubled and family fell apart. So now im just wondering if anyone has had this problem or a similar type of deal that has overcame it. I'm getting better at controlling it however sometimes i do give in still but I want it to stop because its just a cycle that I keep beating myself up over in the end no matter how happy I feel in the moments after eating so much stuff. Oh and if it matters much im 5'10 at like 195-205 I dont have a scale right now nor do I know my body fat % but id say roughly around 20% if I had to take a guess? not really sure all i know is that im over 15% for sure but no higher than 20%