There are all kinds of ideas about how to stop eating compulsively, how to recover from an eating disorder, how to be free of the food and weight obsession.
I have found that I just need to know my own truth about me and food, whatever that may be.
So,if I know that when I eat sugar, I can’t stop and most usually binge, then I need to honor that and not eat sugar. If eating frequently keeps food on my mind too much, then I need to eat fewer times per day.
Conversely, if I can take or leave sugar, then I don’t need to cut it out. If eating frequently works best for me, then I should do that. What works for me may or may not work for you, but I find that when pressed, most of already know the truth. If I start eating white bread, my mind and body will scream for MORE. Therefore, you won’t find me eating white bread. Ever. Why would I? I know the truth.
The important part is knowing my body and my mind and how they react. To be 100% completely honest with myself.
And then to move on with the rest of my life.