You are definitely not the only one with this problem. I have been known to go through more than a bag of candy in one sitting and often those sittings would last an entire day. I am constantly amazed (and somewhat horrified) at the elastic capabilities of my stomach.
I have spent most of my life since my early teens, I'm now 38, yo-yo dieting and abusing my body with all sorts of drugs including sugar. In between the periods of bingeing and starving I would make an effort to get healthy which I now realize was just another method of abuse because while I really wanted to get healthy, my primary motivation was to lose weight. The humor in all of this is that I was never that overweight but it was an issue nonetheless.
I did a lot of Water Fasting
but could never go beyond 10 days as I would get very weak with heart palpitations and was scared that I was doing further damage. All the years of dieting had created many health problems which the fasting helped with, but on another level, because I was so malnourished, created a different set of problems.
After each fast I would vow to myself that I was going to eat mostly raw food, exercise and keep the weight off. Often I would manage to do this for a while but never long enough for my metabolism to return to normal so the weight would return plus some added pounds
and then this would create another cycle of bingeing and starving. And Perdy is right, when that appetite comes back it has a life of it's own - forget the phrase 'hell hath no fury like a woman scorned', it's more like 'hell hath no fury like a water fasters returning appetite'.
The great thing about Water Fasting
is that it resets your tastebuds and you really do desire healthy foods when you come off the fast but think of it this way, if you don't have the willpower to stick with a diet before the Water Fast
it will be a lot harder after the fast. I don't want to discourage you too much but from my own experiences, the health consequences of bingeing after a Water Fast
can be serious so don't take it lightly. Hopinso's advice to follow a short fast of 1-3 days is great because it resets your appetite and desire for healthy foods but isn't really long enough to inspire that appetite to wake up nor to do any serious damage.
If weight loss is that important then the Fuhrman diet, or any similar low fat, high vege diet would get the pounds
off rapidly, probably more rapidly than Water Fasting
as your metabolism does not slow down. I personally use a combo of the cabbage soup diet, the scarsdale diet, Fuhrman's plan + a one day a week fast to lose weight and I've had a lot more success than with water fasting.
Good luck, keep us posted and know that you are not alone with your feelings.