I really am hesitant to ask this question--but I need some help so I'm going to reach out here since this is a pretty helpful group of people.
I am really struggling with binge eating. I keep bingeing on nonpaleo foods even though I KNOW that I feel awful when I eat them and that they tend to keep cravings going and exacerbate problems with bingeing. I am torn between trying to "solve" this problem (and the weight gain associated with it) by using a "food plan" where I weigh/measure my food OR by actually learning to eat when I'm hungry, stop when full, etc. I know it sounds really stupid, but I cannot figure out what to do. I am desperate to lose some weight--I am gaining at an alarming rate because of my binge eating--but attempts to follow "plans" (even at 2000-2200 calories) generally seem to result in failure and binges.
I'm just wondering if anyone would be willing to share their experience(s) with this and how you "solved" the binge eating problem. It is my Number One Problem in life--and I am a middle-aged woman with a husband and kids...in other words, I have a LOT of other issues in life--but I can't seem to "fix" this one. I am on medication to help--but it doesn't seem to help. I just feel like I don't know where to turn. In all other areas of my life, I'm quite functional--but I'm kind of a mess with food. I have issues with satiety and some mild issues with hypoglycemia--these things don't make it any easier.
Thanks in advance--I know it may be difficult for people to share personal information, so I understand if people are unwilling to do so.