Especially wanted to give props to Andrew – you’re doing great work here, man, helping a lot of people who have nowhere else to turn. I bought and read your book earlier this week. Excellent stuff. You clearly know this thing inside and out, and I believe that your approach to resolving this problem is the only solution, the only way out. I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks very much for writing out your book.
I’ve been amazed to hear that Andrew’s story and the stories of a number of other people on these forums so closely resembles what I’ve gone through. Grew up as a fat kid, tried to get in shape in college, got halfway there, and bam – developed a binge eating habit. This all-or-nothing perfectionism is at the root of it. For me, it shows its ugly downside not just in the dieting vs. binge eating, but in other areas where I’m trying to improve. But that’s a separate matter, I’ll post more on it later. Maybe others can relate.
I tried to apply Andrew’s principles this week, and realized that I actually forgot how to eat normally – all I’ve known for some time now was either “diet” mode or “off” mode, with nothing in between. I wandered the grocery store, wondering what normal people eat Heh, hopefully it’s like riding a bike and will come back to me.
Anyway, enough of an intro for now. Keep up the good work, Andrew.