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Strange Food Pairings May Signal Binge Eating

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Binge eaters commonly prepare foods using a strange mixture of ingredients, such as mashed potatoes and Oreo cookies or chips with lemon, pork rinds, Italian dressing and salt, a new study says.

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Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:20 pm
Thanks for article.

Carol H (229)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:48 pm
noted, thanks Carrie

Chris C (152)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:22 pm
Oprah Winfrey once talked about her binge eating. She described an incident where the only things in her kitchen were hotdog buns and maple syrup so...she had had maple syrup buns! But I don't think it was a concoction - just a binge of whatever was there. Thank goodness I've never done this. I have over-eaten but who hasn't?

John B (185)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:58 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article. The study's results are very interesting. Kudos to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's research team. Read and noted.

Jason S (50)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:07 pm
Good posting, thanks

Billie C (2)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:18 pm
thanks for the info. i've never done that kind of stuff. to much food makes me sick i can't eat it if there is to much on my plate.

De D (96)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:38 pm
II have to agree with Chris C about binging on whatever you have on hand, so that could explain the strange food concoctions.

Barb Knight (1688)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:05 pm
Pregnancy comes to my mind when you talk about strange food concoctions!

Julia R (297)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:07 am
Interesting article! Like BarbCat, I always associated cravings for strange concoctions with pregnancy and never heard of this eating disorder being quite prevalent in the population until I read this article!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:09 am
Interesting, but I think that it's really eating whatever is around and not caring what type of foods just as long as it fills the emptiness inside...

Robert O (12)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:17 am
Interesting to know. Thanks Carrie.

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:06 am
It happens too often Thanks Carrie

Lydia Mcintyre (47)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:32 am
Thanks for the article. I'm sure these mixture are enough to make one sick. Binge eating is a serious mental disorder. Hopefully someone who does this oftenwill seek physical and mental help.

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:45 pm
Interesting. I've never experienced cravings for weird combos. TY for posting Carrie.

Nancy M (169)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:05 pm
Really strange combinations. I too thought of pregnancy (not that I have ever been pregnant).

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:23 pm
Food cravings are not all bad, sometimes it is your body telling you it needs something it may be missing. Bingeing is a whole other challenge, over eaters anonymous is great for people who suffer from food bingeing and there may be underlying emotional issues that need to be addressed. I have been there so I do know. One should never ever be ashamed, get help it is out there.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:32 pm
Thanks for this one.

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:54 pm
Interesting -- maybe binge eating does something odd to the chemicals in the brain, or the emotions leading to binge eating do something odd to the chemicals in the brain -- leading to craving unusual combos of food.

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:24 pm
that explains buffets and overeating. "Taste Buds Gone Amok! " (sounds like the heading of the latest Mational Enquirer).

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:07 pm
Interesting article. Thanks Carrie.

Nola g (5)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:01 am
Thank you for the article.

Patricia H. (440)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 8:36 am
interesting, noted

Karen R (87)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:38 pm
thanks, I've only had weird cravings when I was pregnant

Chrissie H (23)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:49 am
Some of these concoctions sound like what happens when you are hungry,open the fridge and just eat what is there.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:07 am
Strange combination, which can even cause stomach ache.

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:03 am
Interesting, thanks

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:46 am
People who do this definitely have a problem.

M B (62)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:09 pm
Is that the same as bulimie ?

Josie S (12)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:42 pm

Animae C (514)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:20 pm
i'm with BarbCat on this one... pregnancy : )
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