Hi and welcome to the DwD team. We are here with support and encouragement so always feel free to share what is on your mind.
Lynne has very well covered the issues for you if you eat below reccommended calories. Ironically you can lose, if that's appropriate, on the recommended calories. I have always been told that I shouldn't eat below 1200 calories for all the reasons Lynne and the link have explained.
Bingeing? Get the temptations out of the house. Kind of an out of sight, out of mind theory. Secondly, take a look at the Spark People menus to see examples of healthy meals. Typically, a meal should consist of 1/4 protein (meats, legumes), 1/4 carbohydrates and half fruits and veggies. If you use that as a rule of thumb you'll be targeting a healthy eating pattern. If you are hungry between meals, consider a snack. Many people have 5 or 6 mini meals a day. Use fruits and veggies to fill you up.
I am concerned that you have an unrealistic body image. What is your BMI? What goal weight have you chosen? It may be that you are at a perfect weight. The brain requires and functions solely on carbohydrates. Don't lose sight of that as you try to lose. Have you seen a professional regarding your 'eating disorder'? (Bingeing is frequently a sign of some deeper issue. I suggest you see your dr about the fatigue. Although it may be related to your eating pattern, it also could be a medical issue that deserves attention. While you are there mention your feelings about your weight and body image.
It really sounds like you could do with a referral to a qualified psychologist. She/he would be able to work with you to identify the 'real' issues at hand and work out some therapeutic measures to put you in a better frame of mind. Taking care of your body will truly render you a happier and more satisfied individual.
Come back soon and post often. It has been proven that people who interact frequently and honestly with their online support they are more successful at reaching their goals.
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