Are you a nighttime binger?

“I am good during the day but at nighttime, I binge. Why?”In my personal opinion, not eating enough as well as restricting from my favourite foods were the main reason but here are some more you can identify with.

1. Fatigue and Lack of Structure: Fatigue and a lack of structure in the evening can contribute to binge eating. After a long day, individuals may feel mentally and physically exhausted, leading to decreased willpower and an increased vulnerability to succumbing to food cravings. The absence of a regular eating routine or distractions in the evening can make binge eating more tempting.

2. Nighttime Rituals and Habits: For some people, nighttime rituals or habits can become associated with binge eating. This could include engaging in activities such as watching TV, scrolling through social media, or snacking mindlessly while trying to relax or unwind. These habits may reinforce the connection between nighttime and binge eating.

3. Restricted Eating During the Day: Some individuals with BED may restrict their food intake or follow strict diets during the day, which can trigger intense hunger and cravings later in the evening. The deprivation experienced during the day can lead to a “rebound effect” where individuals overcompensate by consuming large amounts of food at night.

4. Reduced Accountability: In the evening, there may be fewer distractions or external factors that hold binge eaters accountable for their eating behaviors. With fewer people around or less oversight, individuals may feel less judged or monitored, which can contribute to increased binge eating episodes.