Is it possible to overcome binge eating through fasting? I have been bulemic in the past- and now tend to go through phases of restricted calorie diets- and binge eating- but not purging anymore. I would like to stop this crazy cycle once and for all. I usually make it 3 or 4 days water fasting, and then I give in and go on a crazy binge. Is there any hope that at some time during the fast, this habit will be broken and the desire to binge will go away? If so, how many days, approximately, might it take?? I feel like if I knew eventually I would lose the desire to binge- I would have a concrete goal to look forward to. I just feel like fasting might give me the willpower to stop this, and being forced to deal with life without food for a period of time would make me change my relationship with it. But I am worried that even after a fast, I won't ever be able to do this. Help!!