Welcome! I can so relate to the bingeing cycles though I was never diagnosed with any imbalances (I am sure I had some nonetheless!) I have found that eating strictly primal has helped me so much, while I do have times where I want to snack, and do, it is on things that don't leave me feeling bloated or spacey etc. I recommend getting rid of all non primal foods in your home or you will be tempted to partake when the urge strikes! It helps so much to plan ahead for healthy, satisfying snacks so that if and when the urge strikes you have already got something to go to. HOpefully over time you can get past the need for snacks. But, I find that there are times that I want one. Think high protein high fat for your snacks. A boiled egg, a can of sardines, macadamia nuts, some 85% dark chocolate (Green and Black's is a good brand), some paleo cookies (grain free and low sugar). Our whole family went primal a few months ago and even the kids are on board and love the paleo cookies and cakes that I make from time to time. There are tons of recipes and ideas on this forum! I find it very helpful to post what I eat and when as it helps me see what I am doing more clearly. And sometimes someone else will have a helpful idea or see something that we are doing that is not helpful. Anyway, all that to say, hang in there and decide that whatever else you do you will not eat grains or sugar at all for at least 3 weeks. You will notice a huge difference in how you feel and that will be amazing motivation to keep going.
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 224.8 lbs
S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
Goal weight: 135 lbs
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