Becoming Vegan with a Binge Eating Problem

by starrsh1ne

I have been eating a plant based vegan diet now for almost a month. I was eating  Body for Life style for over a year (about 120 grams of protein a day mostly eggs and cottage cheese) and I have never had less energy or problems with binge eating. I guess a big part of my problem is having a 21 month old who still wont sleep at night and going through a divorce. I just knew something needed to change and I figured my diet was the obvious place to start. Back when I was in my early twenties I struggled with Anorexia and Bulimia. I have been trying to establish a good relationship with food but it is hard. I gained 100 pounds while I was pregnant and have been dieting ever since about 6 months postpartum. I am down 60 pounds but I feel like sometimes I have no control over food. I am crazily enough still breastfeeding since my toddler refuses to give it up and I just feel starving all the time. I will eat well all day and at night just go crazy and eat anything I can get my hands on. Only 3 times I have binged on dairy the rest of the time I do binge on stuff that is technically vegan but not really what I would call healthy. I am ready to get this under control and be a good role model for my daughter. I want her to grow up with a healthy attitude towards food and what I eat, she eats. I am starting a journey of learning how to find a balance with food. Not starving myself but not losing control. Here I go…