Welcome to the No S Diet team, where it is really about a lifestyle, though I know they all say that. You have an incredible reason for wanting to learn to beat your habit of bingeing, no? Keep magnifying that reason and any others that are not about beating yourself up until it seems that anything you have to give up is a very worthy sacrifice in comparison with what you get. How painful is your overeating and dealing with its effects? Could it actually be more painful than the effort it would take to reduce your eating in general and limit the foods you know aren't great for your or your family, even when it feels hard? Do you think that if you lived in a different culture, you would be in the position you're in? Just about everyone in America is grappling with a difficult food culture, but with a reasonable plan and the conviction that it is worth the necessary discomfort (and that's all it is), we can create our own culture of moderate eating. Literally millions have done it without ever being on a diet. They just call it eating, and with practice over time, you will, too.
There is NO reason to overeat that can't be dealt with adequately most of the time. We are NOT helpless against our desires when we know that we are not starving ourselves. Our bodies were MADE to work with gaps between meals and some periods of very little food, or our ancestors would never have made it! We don't have to get skinny, but we do have to eat less at least some of the time.
from Spark Springfield. We actually do gather twice a year for a Spark Rally. May 1st is the next one and hope to see you there. Information on the discussion thread...weather should be great... do you live north of Springfield? Joyce 262 days ago