ambivalent (idealusion) wrote in ed_ucate,
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comical binging?

i was having dinner last night with some friends and their friends. we started talking about nutrition-related items because one of the guys was a triathelete (we'll cal him jay). the topics went from protein supplements to different kinds of diets (of the non-restrictive kind -- diets meaning what kinds of food you eat)... jay said that he felt you just need to experiment with food and find what works for you. he flat-out said he's had an eating disorder, too.

but then, the conversation turned to binging. jay was talking about eating pot brownies for the first time and he ate way too many because he likes sweets too much. he said that once he tastes something sweet, there's like a switch in his brain that flips and he just can't stop eating. he said he could eat gallons of ice cream and pounds of chocolate without blinking an eye. so he just stays away from all sweets and sugary things because he know once he starts, he can't stop. he'll eat until he throws up.

everyone thought this was really funny.

but the humour was lost upon me.

have you ever encounted a situation like this? where people don't understand the severity of this kind of behavior? granted, jay didn't seem to be offended by his friend's laughing, but i'm sure he thought that they didn't realize just what a problem this can be.
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