(Closed) Disappointed in myself for ruining my diet

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
192 posts
Blushing bee

You have to let yourself have the unhealthy stuff in moderation every day. Some days for me it’s only a fun size candy bar but others it’s a bowl of ice cream. I loosley count calories and my splurge always has to be in those calories. Healthy girl don’t shun fries, but do you notice those friends are okay with eating 5 of them? That’s because they haven’t deprived themselves for 2 weeks and because they’re not goint to beat themselves up over it.

Post # 3
4242 posts
Honey bee

My trick is also moderation- if I’m really craving something, I’ll just have a little bit. Enough to satisfy me but not enough to gorge myself. For example, I was hugely craving BBQ chips today, so I bought one of the tiny bags, NOT the family size. It was enough to get the taste, then they’re gone, otherwise I would eat the whole big bag. And honestly, onceiget into my healthy eating kick, junk food just doesn’t taste as good anymore.

Post # 4
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

You didn’t ruin it, you simply hit a speed bump. Most diets allow a “day off”. In the long run its easier to stay on a diet this way rather then get sick of hardcore dieting and giving up completely. You’re fine. Just be healthy the other six days a week. 

Btw- it’s normal to gain 10 lbs when in a happy relationship. It means you are happy and comfortable.

Post # 5
11461 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

The best advice I can offer is for you to determine the number of calories you will be able to eat to maintain  your goal weight and to eat that number of calories now, instead of a much lower “diet” number. Eventually, you should get to your goal weight, but it will just take longer.  The benefit is that you likely will feel much less deprived along the way.

Post # 6
3389 posts
Sugar bee

devi514:  I’m going to echo PPs, and say that “unhealthy” treats in moderation won’t destroy your weight loss plan.  But I do think complete deprivation is more likely to lead to overeating if you do indulge in cravings.  So decide if you need a little treat a few times a week or once a week, or whatever — I feel like it will make it easier to stick to your meal plan.

Post # 7
47203 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The secret is DON’T DIET! You probably denied yourself too much during the week and then went carazy when you saw sweets.

You didn’t ruin your diet. At most you ruined one day. Get back on track with healthy eating. Plan your eating so you get small portions of those satisfying foods every day so you don’t fall off the wagon on weekends.

Post # 8
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

devi514:  My family is full of yo yo dieters, I’m the only one whose kept my weight low for years. Here’s my tips:

– Detox for one month. No cheating– just eating natural foods like meat, fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Nothing packaged, nothing with added sugars. This will help you break the addiction.

– start an exercise plan (like couch to 5k) and sign up for a race.

-after you race/detox, keep clean eating 6 days a week. One day you get one binge item– some weeks it may be an amazing brunch. Other weeks it’s a bag of gummies. My goal is to eat just enough to be satisfied– so I’ll have 2 slices of pizza instead of the pie

– when you have a horrible eating day, down water like crazy (otherwise you’ll feel like hell tomorrow) and go for a long walk. Then commit to eating right for the next week.


Good luck!

Post # 9
6598 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Do you exercise too? I have a tendency to indulge less when I’m regularly exercising, and if I do indulge, it’s no where near as bad as when I wasn’t exercising regularly.

Post # 10
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

devi514:  I feel you girl! I have always been an extreme yo-yo dieter. From a size 00 to a 10. I’m trying to lean out for my wedding and from what I have noticed cheating now and then might keep you on a better track than depriving.

Post # 11
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You didn’t ruin anything! Guilt is really one of the biggest stumbling blocks when eating healthy/trying to lose weight.

Being hard on yourself and feeling like you’ve done something “bad” turns something that should be empowering into something that has power over you. No single food item, mean, or cheat day will “ruin” you. 

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<div style=”font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;”>Whenever I beat myself up for eating something “bad,” you can pretty much guarantee I will binge again on something else. But when I see everything I eat as a choice that I have control over, I make better decisions. If I eat something that wasn’t that great for me, I assess how I feel. I usually feel sluggish, bloated, not so great. I focus on that feeling. And the next time I want something that isn’t good for me, I remember how I felt after eating it the last time. I’ve learned to feed myself foods that I feel good about and make me feel good as well. </div>
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<div style=”font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;”>One thing I have learned to do is to never allow myself to feel hungry. I munch on bell peppers, carrots, and sometimes almonds to keep hunger at bay. Crap food doesn’t seem nearly as appealing when you aren’t hungry. I have also found that the more I know about food, the better my choices. If you know that what you are about to eat is highly processed, highly caloric, and or full of bad fats, it’s easier to reject that food because you know what that food does to you. </div>
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<div style=”font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;”>One thing that also helps me is planning out my meals. If I know I’m going out, I find out what restaurant we’re going to, look up the menu, and pick what I’m eating before ever getting there. I commit to my choice and make sure not to arrive hungry so the restaurant smells don’t sway me. </div>
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<div style=”font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;”>I thing the gist of what I’m saying is that, for me, I stick to my goals better when I am playing offense, rather than defense. If you’re running from pizza, it’s going to catch you. But if you look at pizza(and any other food) dead on, and rationally factor it into your food choices, you’ll stay on top of your goals. </div>

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Post # 12
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

^The formatting of my comment abobe looks really strange on this end. Sorry if it’s all jumbled; trying to fix it 🙂

Post # 13
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I lost a lot of weight before my wedding by being accountable.  I started using an online trainer who monitored my weight and food logs.  It really helped a lot and she gave a lot of feedback.  I’m doing WW right now and joined a FB running group.  The WW weekly weigh-ins are good, but I’m better when someone else is looking at it and reviewing what I am doing right/wrong.  If you need a diet buddy, PM me.  

As soon as you start going off track, fix yourself.  Do not give yourself a day or another bite.  I used to have binge days….now if I really want to binge, it’s limited to a snack and that’s it.  Take a picture of either yourself at a better weight and tape it to the fridge.  Every time you go, look at it and ask yourself if what you’re choosing is helping you get there or not.

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