I've read so many posts on here about people overcoming binging after being paleo. I read them with a feverish hope that I too, could overcome this horrible monster.
The problem is that many people here who binge say that they craved something, or that they weren't getting enough fat, protein, carbs, etc. Or that eating better made their depression go away and then their binging went away. Many people here say that nourishing their bodies also helped heal their minds. My mind must be missing. And the problem is that they're not selling new ones on ebay...
I binge, NO MATTER WHAT. I had a great, healthy day. I was about to shower when my boyfriend went to bed. I went to put a cup away, and I just opened the fridge and made eggs...and then the binge started. I seriously think I need to hire some teenage babysitter to watch me. It's like I'm auto-driven to eat, no matter what. I always want to eat, even when I don't feel hungry. I don't get cravings. It's just that when I see food, I want to eat it. It doesn't matter if I even like it. If they're stale crackers, I'll want to eat them. If it's fruit, I'll want it. If it is questionable, processed lunch meat, I'll want a bite. I think I consume about 6-8 (??) pounds of food in a binge. That's just an estimate, because that's not including water I take in during that period.
How should I go about handling this? Are there any good tips or advice that anyone has to offer that might help me stop this nonsense? Is there any sort of reason I might be doing this? I suspect that it is just habitual.
For ex-bingers, do you pre-plan your meals? Write it down somewhere? Post notes and silly quotes on your fridge? Smash your head against the wall?!!