While it may be true that Primal did not give you an ED, any kind of eating style that requires a lot of time and attention will most assuredly exacerbate it. As someone who has struggled with emotional/binge/overeating most of my life, I have total empathy. I feel like some of the previous replies are insensitive and perhaps uninformed about how real a food addiction is. Food (sugar, salt,fat) are the only type of addictive substances/addiction that CANNOT be 100% eliminated from a person's life. You have to dance with the devil everyday...
I recommend working with a therapist ( who specializes in binge/obsessive eating) on learning some strategies to notice the signs when you are nearing a cliff -
I have actually worked with one of the authors of the book recommended - I am not saying I don't recommend the book - but I do feel that if you are in a bad place emotionally around food - it can almost be permission to binge, at least that's what it did to me.
I used this new found "body acceptance" as an excuse to eat more crap than ever. In the end, I didn't gain any real body acceptance, because I gained 10 lbs. putting me over 200 for the first time in my life ( a place I then stayed for over 15 years) - and it actually worsened my unhealthy relationship with food because it made me feel even more entitled to feed myself addictive foods because now I was angry and bitter at all the people in my life who ate whatever they wanted and maintained a healthy weight ( read good-looking) body.
I had a pretty challenging childhood - food was my constant - my comfort - my escape - my friend... Until I started dealing with that, the emotional cravings had all the power. They can still be VERY strong ( probably because my emotions know that eating any combo of the big three ( salt,sugar,fat) will release all those feel-good hormones!) Just yesterday, I was having a really bad day i wanted to eat fries, and ice cream, and cookies, etc., etc., etc. - I didn't but I was white knuckling it at times.
I am finding that when I pre-plan an indulgence day/meal, When I give myself permission, I enjoy the food without over doing it and i am satisfied with much less. When I give in to an emotional craving, looking for food to give me comfort, right a wrong, help me escape, or relieve my stress, a normal amount is never enough and " a treat" because I deserve it, becomes a multi-day binge where I feel i need to eat every kind of food i have been "denying" myself.
I am a true believer in deep self awareness and analysis - once you know why - the real, deep down, reaction to pain - centered reasons why, you can begin to finds ways to heal rather than continue to use food to cover it up.
Try out the practical solutions listed here AND start delving into the underlying stuff too.
Hope this helps. - check in and let us know how you are doing .