First, thanks for providing a great website with so much useful information.
As someone who’s very well read and educated on weight loss research, what advice would you give to someone in my position - a woman who wants to lose about 10-20 pounds as quickly as possible, who tends to gain the bulk of her weight in the mid-section, and who has problems with Night Eating Disorder and binge eating (no purging)? I’ve read through the information on your website, as well as lots of other resources, and there’s just so much info out there, some of which is conflicting. I fully understand that each individual responds differently and seeking professional help is best (particularly for my Night Eating Disorder), but I do not have any health insurance at this moment, and moreover, I would love to hear your wise thoughts! So far, I’m taking ephedrine + caffeine twice a day (to increase thermogonesis), melatonin at night (since levels are supposedly lower among night eaters), and magnesium at night (I read it’s supposed to relieve cravings). Unfortunately, the melatonin and magnesium haven’t helped thus far. I’ve also tried Topamax and Wellbutrin in the past, but neither relieved my binge eating.
I apologize for such a long post, and I realize that the response may be complex, but any suggestions would be so helpful, especially in regard to my Night Eating Syndrome. I feel like I’ll eat healthy most of the day, and then I binge so much in the middle of the night.