What is hedonic eating?
Hedonic eating is eating purely for the pleasure of eating something that you really love the taste of. When you’re hedonic eating, you’re not hungry. In fact, when you’re eating hedonically, your body probably doesn’t need any food at all to maintain energy homeostasis. You simply feel the pull to eat your favourite foods and usually you eat a lot of it.
During hedonic eating, you don’t really care about the negative consequences – such as over fullness, lethargy, swelling, bloating and if you’re an emotional or binge eater, all the painful feelings of guilt, shame and failure. During your hedonic eating episodes, all you can think about and focus on is how good it feels to be eating and tasting.
Am I addicted to my favourite food?
When I first started exploring ‘cures’ for my disordered eating – my disordered eating was binge eating disorder, I was an emotional eater and even more so, a hedonic eater – I literally thought I was addicted to sugar. I was obsessed with anything sweet.
I researched sugar addiction and read numerous books on it and my conclusion was:
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