One of the reasons for speed eating is subsisting on a restricted calorie diet, coffee only for breakfast, and a vegetable-only salad for lunch. That much control may make you feel virtuous. The truth is you're not getting enough nutrients to make it through the day. By evening you've hit a wall. "You're starving!" Never allow yourself to go hungry. It has a rebound effect. The result is "speed eating" at dinnertime. That little setback can leave you feeling defeated and depressed. Maybe even given- in- more, and continue the frenzy saying I messed up today what's the difference, I'll get back on track tomorrow. But the cycle repeats itself again the next day. I messed up yesterday, I better eat less today. Hello, does that sound familiar? How about this one, "I was good all day, so I deserve to eat as much as I want for dinner."
P.S. I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; Perfection is God's business.