We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Have trouble identifying the point at which you have had enough food to live on? Tend to eat as if in a race, too fast or more greedily than most other people? Tempted to eat impulsively between meals? Feel that you have to clean your plate without thinking, or without sensing satiety? Want a dessert even when you are full or over-full (not counting Thanksgiving)? Occasionally conceal your eating habits out of shame? Feel bad about yourself when you know you have eaten more than you need?
These are the main signs of the fairly-common "binge eating disorder." You do not have to pathologize it - it could also be called a "bad habit," or, from a moral standpoint, "gluttony," one of the Christian 7 deadlies. A First World problem, but not as much as you would think: there is more overweight among the "poor" around the world these days than among the more prosperous. BED people eat as if on an anti-starvation feeding mission rather than at a social occasion with food as an enhancement.
Like many so-called "disorders," it is mainly medically-defined as such for insurance purposes but it is a real pattern of impulsivity or compulsivity, often manifest in many areas of functioning. If it's a problem, it is easily addressed. There are pills for it.
Yeah, that's me. B.E.D. Who knew it had a name. I can eat a 16 ounce bag of chips in one sitting. Sometimes I almost get a little sick at the end of the bag but with luck I can finish it. I eat about 8 ounces of chocolate a night. Not candy but real bulk chocolate. After all when you have a habit like that you gotta go big and buy it 10 lbs at a time. I prefer See's chocolate but I'm kind cheap and bulk milk chocolate is about $4 a lb and See's is about $20. I can eat a whole package of oreos while watching TV. The funny thing is I eat like this within a coupleof hours of eating dinner, you wouldn't think I'd be hungry. I don't hide my gluttony but I do hide my chocolate. Nuts too, especially cashews and pecans. I have even ordered desserts for meals when we go out to eat, really irritates my wife but I don't know why. Hi ho crakcers are a favorite, plain or with peanut butter. Love peanut butter, eat it out of the jar with a spoon. Pecan pie with ice cream or ice cream with chocolate syrup. All things I eat between 6pm and 8pm every night and have for decades. You would think I would be obese but I'm the same 210 lbs I have been for the past 50 + years. Well maybe I was 220 in my 20's for awhile when I was weight lifting. When I was in my teens I would eat a pound of raw bacon. Hey, don't knock it if you've never tried it. Bacon (it isn't really "raw" of course) is delicious, the fat melts in your mouth. French bread with butter but plain if I don't have butter. I can eat the whole thing for lunch, Doughnuts, the cake kind with frosting, I can eat a dozen with milk of course. I am kinda aware that it is not "normal" but I have actually always assumed everyone wanted to eat like this but were too worried about what others might think. So I'm not sure B.E.D. is real I think the real eating disorder is worrying about what others might think and eating "normal" instead of what you want to eat. Well, this was longer then I intended but I gotta go because now I'm hungry...