Re: How "normal" people think
I only "diet" because I have to, and not because of a weight issue. Because I have so many food and environmental allergies, my diet is pretty strict in that I can't have junk like pizza, candy, chips, soda, ice cream, etc. I have to avoid a lot of healthy stuff too, but the junk is what I sometimes crave.
90% of the time I eat what I'm supposed to, yet unfortunately I still fall into the occasional binge trap where I just get fed up with missing out on so much good junk, and I totally go crazy for like 2-3 weeks! Yeah and that's when I get angry with myself because while a binge may feel good while I'm in the act of eating, the ***** will hit the fan soon after, and then I don't feel so good anymore. What irks me the most is that I know what happens to my body when I eat the things I'm not supposed to, yet I still insist on torturing myself? It makes me crazy, (and sick) and I certainly would rather have 1 slip-up day than 14 or 21!
In my opinion, go easy on yourself when you have one or two slip-ups. When it gets to be a week or more, then I'd start being concerned!
Best of luck in your recovery!