I had an eating disorder for many years ( bingeing and then completely over exercising to shift excess calories and masses of guilt) and have managed over the years to calm things down to average bingeing/feeling guilty after eating fattening foods. Before I started this diet in January I read the books and was intrigued to know why this diet isn't a good idea if one suffers from an eating disorder. I am totally pre occupied with thoughts of food every day anyway so how could this make matters worse? I have found that going on the 5:2 actually gives me the freedom that I needed and has helped me to start dealing with the guilt associated with eating certain foods.
Previously I would just yoyo constantly, ie being "good" for a while then everything going to pot! At least with this there is a quick fix when fasting so things don't ever get totally out of control.
I am very interested to hear if anyone else ( and there must be loads of us!) suffers from any kind of obsession with food/eating disorder and how they are getting on with the 5:2. Also does anyone know why we shouldn't do the fast diet? Thanks.