Originally Posted by Doggygirl2
I can handle the meals, but the urge for "recreational eating" is what gets me. I need to follow your lead, and just accept that recreational eating is not worth the cost to my health and my body.
I had an Eating Disorder as a teen. Did well on low carb, but last year stress put me into serious carb creep. Definitely on a downhill health slide.
I needed radical action and I took radical action! Over the past 12 months, I committed to Atkins Induction level carbs, Intermittent Fasting, and since my issue was autoimmune, a serious elimination diet.
CARNIVORE for almost a month. It was amazing
Turns out, a lot of what was triggering cravings wasn't psychological; which I did handle in my twenties. But the physical parts were always a struggle, and it took low carb for me to understand how much of it was blood sugar issues, and it turns out, food sensitivities.
Being carnivore (I'm still like 90% so, after eliminating trouble foods) was a revelation in lack of cravings, real nutrition, and revamping my head (yet again) that what has been pounded into us in the form of "healthy" is so radically wrong. I advise you to try to throw out everything, and open yourself to experimenting as a low carber, and find out what your body wants.
Which is to be healthy, mentally and physically: and yes, it's all connected.
I recommend the book, The Mood Cure
by Julia Ross. Her approach to nutrition and supplementation is wonderful for any food addictions, disordered eating, and why we crave stuff that is bad for us. She makes so much sense to me.