If by binge you mean…
try to eat right or go on some kind of diet, get frustrated with the whole thing, decide you have no will power and forget trying, and then go all out at a pizza bar, casino dessert buffet, and/or eat an entire birthday cake within 2 days…AND/OR
Just see a restaurant as you drive by, smell what they’re cooking, and decide to just on a whim whip right in and grab something…AND/OR
just eat generally like crap…
then Hi, I am a binge eater. However I am just now getting ready to start week 4 of the vdiet. I am not completely done. But here’s the deal.
It took me many months after I read about the V-Diet to finally break and give it a try because like you, I am not made out of money and I feared it not working after all that money spent. All shakes for a month also scared me. A lot. I didnt know if I would be able to handle that psychologically, like you.
Part of the V-Diet is the protein shakes that also have casein in them which lasts in your system a lot longer than your typical protein shake. You also get a very filling treat at the end of the day in the form of some kind of nut butter which will last in your stomach for a long time so you dont get hungry in the middle of the night.
Im not saying you wont get hungry at some point. But you will be eating every 3 hours without fail if you follow it as prescribed. By the time you get hungry, it will be almost time for a shake again. You can also drink a glass of water when you feel hungry because sometimes when you abruptly change eating habits, your body tricks you into thinking you are hungry, when you are really just thirsty, or when you really just think you need to eat because that’s how you always ate before. There’s an article or mention of that somewhere around here, probably in the ask chris thread.
For me, I was so full I could hardly move for the first week. Then my body got the drift that I wasnt eating like crap and it adapted. Now when I get hungry, usually it’s just about time for another shake.
I guess the real question left can only be answered by you. How bad do you want to make this work? If you honestly dont even want to give yourself a chance, then dont spend your money on it. Do something else.
For me, I decided I was going to try JUST ONCE to give myself a challenge that would be very very very difficult for me to follow, and the cost of it I will admit is part of my motivation. I’m a cheapskate let me tell you. I dont like to spend money.
If you dont think you have a snowballs chance in hell of following through, then dont do it. If you REALLY want to make a change, you’ll get it done. And you have lots of support here to see you through. And it DOES work, if you do it just as it tells you. There is no room for error, everything is all figured out for you.
You have to be mentally charged and SET to see this through before you start. If you cant get yourself into the state of mind that says “I am going to do this no matter how hard it gets, and failure is NOT an option,” then you’ll do fine.
Personally, it’s the best decision I have made for my self in many years.
I hope you can decide what’s best for you. There’s a lot of diet/exercise options here on the T-Nation site, so look at them all and then see which one you think you would be most willing to stick with till the end.