I looked through the bulimia memories and I didn't notice any obvious entries that have to do with the subject I want to inquire about. So...
After reading the recent entry on rumination and the post-dated entry that it links to, I became curious as to whether it would be considered a bulimic activity to purge the way a ruminater does (what I interpreted as a gentle purging using the stomache muscles to bring up small amounts of food at a time in which the food doesn't retain an acidic taste) and to have all the other bulimic tendencies as well (binging, negative feelings, etc.).
I hope that I was clear. And sorry if I didn't understand the rumination purging right, there might be two topics of discussion here: how a ruminater purges, and if the purging I described could be linked to bulimia.
I have been reading posts about Night Eating Disorder and I found that the criteria is very similar to my behavior except for one thing: "Has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Wakes frequently and then often eats."
I was curious whether it's an "all or nothing" thing? I often dont eat until about 4pm and I try to not eat during dinner but as it gets later in the night, I eat a lot of food!
I was also wondering if Bulimia and NES could ever overlap. Like if I do eat a lot during the day or night, I will purge it. But would one have NES only if you overeat at night?