Just checking in.....Reuben, I also struggle with binging, but since I started alternate day fasting, I have been pretty good. I have been alternate day but sometimes two up days followed by a down day, for about 3-4 weeks now, and I have dropped 7 pounds! I feel just fine, and actually seeing the weight drop has motivated me somewhat and made me less likely to binge on up days I think? Went from 185 before Christmas to 178 currently!
Went to a CE seminar on Food Cravings yesterday, fascinating! Hyper palatable food triggers the same dopamine response as drugs! It is really easy to binge in our society today.......hang in there my man! We all have to fight our own battle. They defined binge eating, dividing into mild, moderate, severe, etc. and I definitely have been a 'mild' binge eater at times, binging 1-3 times a week.....
Anyway, just wanted to report in, some things are working for me! I am staying under 2500 on up days, and keeping it between 500-700 on down days, and staying pretty primal!
The life I have today is far better than I deserve.......
M, 56, 6'0
SW - 192
CW - 178(some alternate-day fasting, or 'down days' of 500-600 cals, is working for me right now)
GW - 172? (Not really sure yet)
Current addiction: ice cream (and sugar in general).....doing battle with it!