I'm a little confused at the moment. I had a rough morning (someone hit my car as I was backing out of my garage). After work I was starting to get hungry so I stopped at the drive thru because damn it I wanted a burger and fries. I wanted comfort food. I was tired a little hungry and seeing my bumper and the hassle it's going to be to fix made me cranky. I ate quickly but it didn't turn into a binge and I'm comfortably full, not stuffed.
But I feel guilty. I know I'm supposed to not give in to "emotional eating" yet I also know its normal for people without eating disorders/food issues to go to food for comfort from time to time. I'm not sure if I feel guilty because diet mentality tells me what I ate was bad and making me fat or if I feel guilty because I engaged in behavior I'm supposed to be stopping. Or if I feel guilty just because I think I should feel guilty even though there's no real reason to feel guilty and what I really need to do is get my head out of my ass. It's been months since I've had an emotional urge to binge. My binges have been down to once or twice a month for awhile and are mostly do to being overly tired. And as I mentioned before this wasn't a binge just a meal (albeit greasy).
Anyone else have this figured out?
Anyone who feels recovered still engage in comfort food from time to time?