Binging for me is not about the amount of food: it's about the mentality and loss of control. It's a heightened state of emotion, bordering on mania. THe experience is incredibly exhilarating for me: I feel like I'm saying fuck it and I can eat what I want, my senses get overloaded with pleasure, then the aftermath is guilt, shame, loathing. So a binge is basically when I'm treating food like a drug. We had a big discussion on MDA about this a while back: knifegill started a thread which he never realised could be triggering for people. I got so angry about it, but it was good for me ultimately cos' it was just when I was starting to admit I had a problem and it was great to talk about it. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread77284.html
During this whole period of journalling I had so many days where I ate a ton, but probably only two days that came remotely close to binges. And thinking back on them now, they were only the shadow of my former past, compared to what I use to be. I'm still hoping that my appetite will regulate more: I eat so much! But I'm not trying to control it: something is happening just by letting my body do what it wants. I need to be patient. Hope some of this is helpful!
I was actually going to mention the dry brushing actually - still doing it religiously once or twice a day! It's gotten rid of the sun wrinkles I had on my legs and feet, and overall my skin is a lot softer. I think it's also helping with reducing water retention in some places. Hasn't helped my circulation though. How are you getting on with it?
And thanks for the encouragement