I have been struggling with binges as far as I can remember in my life. Well, at least, as far as my teenage years, after I had experienced my first issues with Eating Disorders.
Binges can overwhelm the rest of an entire day, even weeks if not dealt with head on.
There is obviously no easy fix to them, otherwise it would be known. One of the major difficulty about binges is that they are part of the general process of utter denial in one’s life. Keeping tracks is a key to successful behavior modification, but the nature of a binge itself makes it very hard to actually keep track of what is happening. What would be so useful, as to understand what precipitated a binge, or how damaging the binge is in reality, go in a blur because of the very high level of anxiety that is attached to the act of binging. Anxiety tends to overshadow any other kind of thinking surrounding a binge and it becomes an uncontrollable escalade.
So yes, I like it very much to think of choosing to binge on vegetables when the spell falls all of sudden. It is highly unlikely that it is happening, unless the carrots, celery sticks, brocoli florets or other convenient vegetables are available – and appealing without any dip to make them more tasteful!