I've enjoyed reading this thread. I'm a compulsive binge-eater, too. When that "I've got to eat" feeling comes over me, all reason goes out the window. Then, once I start, I can't stop. One bag of M&M's just doesn't do it for me. Neither does 2. And, usually 3 doesn't either. When I binge, I usually have to write-off the day. The next day, I try to start with exercise...it definately helps me start the day off with a good mind-set and the feeling of "getting back on the horse". Alot of times, exercise curbs the binge. Not always, but alot of times. And, it always makes me feel better, giving me some sense of control.