We are wired to binge-eat. Originally, humans didn't know when the next meal would come, so it made sense to consume as much as possible every time food was plentiful. That's why skipping meals today backfires.
Skipping a meal activates a fear response in your body that says you're about to starve, urging you to binge as soon as you start eating again.
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