A friend of mine recommended a book to me called Intuitive Eating. I told her there's no way it could help me because I have a serious issue with food. I came home and checked it out on Amazon and so many people said it changed their relationship with food....and these were people that had binge issues like me! I ordered it used and it only cost me $4....I should be getting it today. I wish I could tell you I know the solution but I don't. I've also lost and gained the same 50-70 lbs. so many times. Right now, I'm counting calories and I'm also doing some Intermittent Fasting (IF) (we have a thread under General Diet Plans and Questions. The nice thing about IF is you don't eat for some period of time and then you eat during a window of time....that way, you can eat a larger amount of food while still eating the same amount of calories that you would have if it were more spread out. Not sure if I'm explaining it well. There are different methods of IF so if one doesn't work for you, there are easier ones, etc. Also, check out Volumetrics....although you probably already have.
Either way, I totally get the food addiction thing because I have it and I've been struggling with it for over 20 years. I hope we can find a solution.
First goal: under 180:
Second goal: 175 or below:
Third goal: 168 (no longer overweight):
Fourth goal: 160 or below:
Final goal: 145-155 (not sure if this will ever happen):