Its been a while since I've had a good amount of fruit. I avoid it like the plague because Im aiming for fat loss. I might have berries ONCE a week with some almond meal crumble on top (eggs, almond meal, cinnamon, vanilla, very minimal raw honey) as my once-a-week dessert but thats a MAYBE...probably happens more like every ten days, but I digress. Last night, I went on a small binge of dried fruit (pineapple, pear, apricot, and bananas) and when I came home I had two pieces of dark chocolate with a little butter and pecans on top (stole this one from a post I saw yesterday). It wasn't a ravenous OH MY GOD LET ME EAT EVERY THING SWEET I SEE IN SIGHT type binge where I eat EVERY FREAKING THING in my sight. It may have lasted like 10/15 minutes of snacking on a handful of dried fruit, putting it away, going back...so on and so forth....then I got home and had the chocolate concoction. I know my will power is low because I'm on my cycle (sorry guys) HOWEVER this "binge" seemed much more in control and my binge-foods werent ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, and other CW crap like they were, say, a month ago. Honestly, dried fruit, dark chocolate, and grassfed butter really isnt THAT unhealthy...just a lot of carbs/natural sugars that I could do without. I was also able to stop myself, whereas a month ago I would binge for an hour or so.
Is this change in binge eating preferences, and ability to stop it, showing progress in my body's "road to recovery"?
I'm about 8 months into Paleo, I came off my birth control last March (so I'm probably a bit hormonally imbalanced...or at least was), and am trying to relax/sleep more and not be so high anxiety about everything. Im recently on a Raw food multi. and I take a teaspoon of Omega-3's every morning. Usually Crossfit 5/6ish days a week (probably cutting back to 3 strength days and 1 METCON to see if that speeds up fat loss).
I know that I should avoid binges anyway, and I usually able to ignore the beck and call of sugar, but hey I'm a 19 year old female and for the sake of the men, let me eat my chocolate ;)