for me, at least so far, I believe my current "binges" (which are not binges in the way I used to do them) all start with a nutritional deficit of some sort and are physiological as opposed to psychological. Because this last one I had forgotten I had not eaten lunch until I was trying to figure out why I couldn't seem to stop eating all of a sudden. Now, once started, I have trouble stopping. What I don't have anymore is the nausea or lightheadedness that used to come with skipping a meal.
I feel confident that after using tracking to lose the weight you will have pretty much learned what has protein and what doesn't. I also think that once the weight is lost, that maintenance will require at least a cursory continuation of what ever it takes to get there. If that means tracking and moderate proteins, well for me that is a small price to pay.