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My first thought is a food intolerance. Is it possible that she's sensitive to something she eats regularly? I've heard of cases (and I've seen in myself) where bingeing is associated with trying to fill a nutritional need that's not being met because an intolerance is preventing proper absorption of nutrients. (Celiac is an excellent example, and contrary to popular thought, doesn't always cause visible signs of malnourisment.)

I don't like making food conditional upon doing other tasks first. To me that sets up a pattern that can lead to disordered eating. Of course I've not dealt directly with such issues before so I may be way off base here.

One other thought after re-reading some of the posts is that it does sound a bit like an attention/comfort issue. Does she still obsess over food when she's being held and cuddled? Does she maybe associate food with comfort?
 
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