I know this sounds like an oxymoron however it is the only way I can describe what I am experiencing. I am recovering from anorexia and binge purge cycles and seem to be struggling with fruit binges. It feels like a binge but I have enough control to limit it to just fruit never the less I find it unsettling. Do you think it is worth me putting more structure into my eating schedule. I am worried that knowing I am eating so much food is triggering me to eat even more even when I am not hungry. This is really getting down and making me feel a bit hopeless. Did anyone experience anything similar when coming from a disordered eating backgorund?
You need to refeed your body. What you're experiencing is normal and you need the calorie surplus to heal your body.
I'd say it's a good step forward that you can control yourself to just eat fruit (heck, I was a binge eater too, so I know what it feels like to eat everything in sight). Stick to low fat, whole, plant foods and eat as much as you need of those. Your appetite will eventually balance out (although it may take some time)!
Thanks a lot! Makes sense that my appetite is so massive after starving for so long I suppose!
The extreme hunger period can last over a year. I came to this lifestyle from a disodered eating background and I ate tons for almost a year. I had periods when I was physically stuffed but still wanted to eat more. Stick to eating and it will level out. Do not try to restrict or anything. If food seems appealing then just eat.
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I had the same experience. When I first came to the high carb lifestyle I was constantly eating, and I was constantly hungry even though I ate more than I ever had before. For me it all changed after about 5-6 months; suddenly the massive hunger was gone and I was satisfied with much smaller portions (still eating more than 3000 calories most days though).
So I agree with the advice here, just keep eating as much as your body tells you to eat, and eventually it will level out when your body has healed and trusts you again.
I've been on this lifestyle for almost a year already and I can't believe that food became just food for me. I used to obsess about calories and constantly checking ,y body. Gaining weight was a real struggle. An emotional roller coaster where one day everything was brilliant, I believed in recovery and another day I wanted to bury myself in my bed and never let anyone see me. Eventually you get to the point where you stop eating when you are not hungry anymore. you simply don't view food as appealing, you just don't want to eat when you are full, don't want to keep stuffing yourself. You are comfortable. I couldn't wait to get to this point but I did. I am a big eater. I've always been but when I got sick with dieting I l