I'm so sorry to hear that Heather.
I come from a long history of EDs: 13 years of BED with some periods of borderline anorexica. And I'll tell you - going low carb made my BED the worst it's ever been.
Anyway, now my ED is pretty much gone. It was a long process but I:
- stopped restricting macros (the BED began when I became vegetarian, and went to another league when I was low carb)
- allowed myself to have pure, refined sugar in tea or coffee (I know this is contrary to Primal, but I don't believe white sugar is harmful, and I don't mean that it's okay to eat junk food)
And... my cravings abated, which meant no more binging.
BUT, I was still eating huge amounts of food because I was always hungry. Then I gave up starch, and my appetite got under control.
I believe that in my case the BED was caused by unstable blood sugar, and macronutrient deficiencies.
I need to make sure that I get adequate protein and carbs, a little bit of fat, and that I don't stress my body with the wrong kinds of exercise, and I no longer feel "bingey". I still have body hate issues (the anorexia mindset) but I've pretty much made a full recovery from the BED, so it can be done!
If you want any more info please feel free to PM me.
Last edited by YogaBare; 09-07-2013 at 03:48 AM.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat