* Procrastination eating. You have a project that needs to get done but the thought of doing it is very unappealing. A quick fast-food or ice cream run sounds much more fun.
* Last chance eating. You have a busy day full of errands and non-stop hoopla. You feel that you better eat right now because you may not get another chance any time soon.
* Can't be rude eating. You're invited to the home of a friend for dinner. You feel it would be rude not to clean your plate...and you can't possibly refuse seconds.
Your mother has made a special dinner for you that consists of enough food to feed a small army. How can you refuse eating a heaping plate of everything. You don't want to hurt your mother's feelings.
*Pregnancy eating. Another guilty for me!! For some reason I've overeaten during each of my 3 pregnancies. I overate while in bed rest because there wasn't much else to do...just watch tv, read, and eat for months at a time. Although with my last pregnancy I actually felt sick to my stomach if I got even a little bit hungry so I'd try to be full all the time to lessen the nausea. I've definitely regretted that afterward...
Eating for two is the common phrase. Pregnancy sometimes seems like a license to eat as much as we want anytime we want.
* It's my body, I can eat how I want. Your parents or guardians may have controlled everything you did as a child. Now that you're older you feel it's your right to eat however you want to. It's a way for you to break free from the restraints you felt as a child and to prove that you are your own person. Unfortunately it has also caused you to overeat.
*Closet eating. This is when you eat large portions of food when you're alone or when no one is watching. You probably eat very little when you are around other people but once you're alone you turn into an eating machine, stuffing food down without even tasting it.
*Commute eating. You may drive long distances for work or to and from work. Eating during the drive is like having a friend right there with you to pass the time.
*I'll start on Monday eating. I'm sure this one is familiar right? You're starting a new diet on Monday. You have to eat up all the "forbidden" foods now while you still have the chance because Monday you'll be gnawing on celery sticks. You're going on a diet so you need to have just one last good meal...
*After the diet eating. You've done very well with your diet, ignored the cravings, choked down the bland food, managed to squeeze yourself into your "goal jeans". You're never going back to the way you were so a tiny binge won't hurt anything...