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Binging
Binging

Learn English meaning of binging

Date: Aug 27 2018

Themes: Food, Health

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive

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Everyone binges. You may not eat non-stop, but there’s something that you do all the time. Maybe you binge watch your favorite show, or binge read your favorite writer. It doesn’t have to be bad to be called binging. You just have to do it a lot and all at once.

We often binge when we’re feeling stressed out. It’s an escape mechanism we choose when we feel like we can’t get a grip on ourselves. But there are healthier ways to cope when life feels unstable. It’s important to stop, breathe in and out, and remember that things will always get better.

Rafael has been binging for eight and a half hours. What’s going on? Learn more in today’s English lesson about health.

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Rafael

Rafael

Marni

Marni

Rafael:  I have been eating since 5:00 a.m. this morning. It is now 1:33 p.m. What should I do?

Marni:  You mean, you’ve been eating non-stop?

Rafael:  Yeah. I’ve been just binging.

Marni:  I guess so, man. You’ve got to get a grip! Get some self-control!

Rafael:  I guess I have forgotten what those words mean.

Marni:  Yeah. Why do you think you’re just binging? Are you stressed out? Is something going on?

Rafael:  Sometimes when I feel unstable about my life, I just don’t know how to cope. I just have to eat and eat and eat. I think it’s like an escape mechanism. You know?

Marni:  I would say so. Yeah.

Rafael:  Do you want some pizza?

Marni:  No, I don’t! In fact…

Rafael:  Please. Don’t make me feel as lonely. Please!

Marni:  Your binging, it sounds like it’s definitely stemming from a place of fear and anxiety. And I think if you just put the food down, take some deep breaths, and just maybe count slowly, and just try to breathe. I think you’re going to find that you just don’t need to keep eating.

Rafael:  OK. You’re right. How about some tiramisu?

Marni:  No, thanks.

 

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Rafael has a problem. He has been binging for hours, and he doesn’t know how to stop. Life is a little difficult for him right now, and his answer to this problem is to eat.

Marni thinks that Rafael is actually stressed out and not hungry. She tells him that he needs to show some self-control. If Rafael can stop eating, breathe slowly, and try to relax, Marni knows that he will start to feel better.

Do you ever binge? What do you binge on?

 

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inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

One way to deal with problems for me is talking and being together with the people I love, like parents

02:59 PM Aug 27 2018 |

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Press1

Press1

Aruba

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu


I’m not very often binging on things. Every now and then I could – e.g


eating ice-cream out of a carton, just like they do in the movies. But I have myself under control and make me stop after I nearly ate half the carton.

01:26 PM Aug 27 2018 |

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matthewssk8

Brazil

We need to practice self-control everyday. It’s so easy to binge on nowadays.

11:53 AM Aug 27 2018 |

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julito1

julito1

Argentina

Certainly, some people to cope with problems  binge non-stop with every kind of nutrients  ,although i don`t recommend this, with the price of food it will go broke in a matter of time.jejejeje.   Others , if they have the addiction , can`t stop smoking . In my case , what distracts my mind is  crossword puzzles.During that time i can say that i am oblivious of the world, it is my momentarily   escape route  to calm down my mind.

08:49 PM Aug 12 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Unlike Rafael, when I’m too depressed that I really can’t cope with the events taking place in my life, I don’t eat excessively, I just binge on sleeping, I don’t have a desire to do anything else I used to do or wanted to do, I even don’t have the appetite to eat, just sleep or be alone.



I used to binge watch anime shows, but not anymore. Now I’m more focused on learning languages. I spend hours learning, but not to the extent of binging doing that.

05:59 PM Aug 12 2015 |

maika22

Algeria

hhhhh that’s really funny! people find strange ways to deal with daily issues.


Well, I guess I binge a lot coz I often eat non-stop, watch tv a lot, I even don’t get a grip. I know binging’s stemming from deep anxiety and stuck issues, but I think we have to maintain a good self-control to get rid of that and to be healthier.

02:34 PM Aug 12 2015 |

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