So I have smoked in the past and always got the classic munchies after smoking.. and to say I didnt over eat when high would be a lie. I don't think i would put it quite into binge territory though.
but then I stopped smoking for a couple years. The same couple years I 'dieted' and then developed a eating disorder.
At this point I am pretty desperate to try anything to get my minds juices flowing differently. I have had so much anxiety and depression lately it seems impossible to stop binging and purging. so I have been smoking at night the past few nights just to see if it helps or not.
I have not even eaten anything each time I smoke. I make sure I eat dinner before I smoke because I do not really want to have weed and food be associated in my brain. And then I smoke (a tiny amount relative to most people) and do whatever. Its not that food doesn't come to my brain and the thought of binging still comes up. But the difference is, I am able to stop and focus on myself. I ask myself and really feel whether I am hungry or not. I imagine how I will feel with a full stomach and say to myself.. nah im good. And then the thought passes as I move back to what I was doing before the thought of food comes up. It might come back a few times. But each time I am able to let the thought pass and not turn into an obsession. Whereas before once the flame of food crosses my mind it spreads until I am consumed by the thought of binging.
Anyway, its just very interesting that something that is notorious for giving people 'munchies' has actually freed me from mine. Which makes me very curious as to the roots of my binge eating, if it is not comparative to just having an appetite.
I don't know where you guys stand on weed but please don't judge me. I just wanted to share what might work for me and see what your experiences are with marijuana and bulimia/binge eating.