Hey SunnyK - sorry I am so late getting back to you. The book is here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brain-over-Bing ... +disorders
It's called Brain Over Binge. It basically comes down to the simple idea that binging is not so much the problem as the urge to binge and once you say no to that then you can stop binging. There is no deep down problem making you binge - it's not a psychological issue, it is just about fighting the urge. But she didn;t see it as a fight - she says she recovered overnight...
I'm still fighting it so don't know how much it really works. The book is a bit long winded - she repeats herself a lot but the idea does make sense.
Sometimes I think - "I really need chocolate, I really NEED it." And I feel like I have no control and I have this idea in my head and I have to eat - like I have no control. But at the end of the day, I do. I can say no. And that's what this book is all about - ignoring the urge to binge.
She went to therapy and they told her to write down triggers for her binging and she came to the conclusion that nearly everything triggered her binging. When she is sad she wants to binge, when she is at a party she wants to binge, when she's alone she wants to binge, when she studies etc etc And how was she to avoid all of these triggers (as suggested by therapists) - it would be impossible. So instead she looked at what was really causing her to binge - physically - and she realised it was the urge to binge. It had become a habit - something happens and she wants to binge, she gets the urge to binge, she gives in and binges. Over time by ignoring the urge she quit the habit and the urge finally went away, as you would with ciggies or gambling or whatever...
Sorry for blabbing on but the book isn't cheap if I remember correctly and basically that's the point of the book (ignoring the urge to binge) - the rest is her life story and she is not a very good writer so it's boring as hell. So no need to buy the book now I have given this really really long explanation!