I just know from experience that if you have a history of eating disorders, chances are your binges are not induced by nutrient deficiencies. When I started Primal I wanted so badly to just offload my history of ED onto low blood sugar but it wasn't the case. I think for most people, EDs - or any addictive behaviours - has emotional roots, and changing external factors (eg. diet) can give temporary alleviation because it gives the person something to focus on. Any time my eating disorder got really out of control, the only thing that would break the cycle was making some drastic change in my life. Moving country / changing job / going on a "detox". Those changes were big enough distractions for me to funnel my attention into, so I could ignore the anxiety and sadness gnawing at my heart.
Addictions are crutches that distract the addict from what's going on inside themselves. We project it all onto an external substance, and the substance then becomes the problem.
If you already think that this is caused by stress then I think you know the answer to the Mg supplementation question Seriously, I shoved so many supplements down my throat while attempting to smother the cravings... Didn't help!
It makes complete sense to me that just recognising that you were stressed is making you calmer. Our worries and fears are like little demons that demand our attention. Ignore them and they turn nasty. Acknowledge them and they grow quiet. Give them love, and perhaps they transform into something else. It's hard work but if you can own it, you've already come a long way
Last edited by YogaBare; 02-14-2013 at 09:16 AM.
“I'm glad mushrooms are against the law, because I took them one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, "My God! I love everything." Yeah, now if that isn't a hazard to our country..."
― Bill Hicks
"Sometimes eating the wrong food with the right attitude is a better choice than eating the right food with the wrong attitude... That’s how powerful the mind and the heart can be in the healing process."
- Chris Kresser