This Whisperer claimed that their parents were away and that normally when they are home alone they binge eat, and the fact that they said it is a very real temptation for them kind of leads me to believe that it is not something they really want to
do. Maybe they are already overweight, or just don’t want to be, but it sounds like they are fighting themselves not to overeat.
I wonder that if they were honest and told their parents about it, would the parents lock up the fridge, or limit what they keep in it, or at least only stock it with healthy snacks? It really sounds to me like this kid needs some moral support from someone. Binge eating is something that I think many kids do when they are left home alone.