(Closed) Frustrated and binge eating! Warning: Rant!

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Are you exercising at all?

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Keep a journal to figure out what triggers the binge eating first. Once you know your triggers it’s easier to keep away from the food. I stopped snacking at night, changed up some parts of my diet, and tried to keep the junk food out of the house. That’s what worked for me. But I did allow myself one truly indulgent meal once a week – usually a Saturday. I learned the hard way that cutting out all of your favorite foods cold turkey just makes it harder to keep away from it once you finally get a taste of it again! 😉

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Start eating all day. I’m serious.

I eat non stop, but I eat things like yogurt, soups, carrots, hummus, cereal, wheat toast, turkey (lean), etc. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Always drink a glass of water before you eat to give your body time to let you know you are full once you start eating. And watch your portions. I cannot tell you how far off my portions were. I use the guide that my meat should be the size of a deck of cards, my carb should be about a small peach, and my veggies as much as I want.

And get the junk food out of your house. And the soda. And the fatty cuts of meat (bacon, ground chuck, marbled roasts, etc). And buy skim milk, heart-healthier eggs and butter substitutes, etc.

Getting your cardio is good and I would definitely keep that up, but maybe buy some resistance bands for your desk at work. I keep a pair there just to play with to tone my arms and let of stress while I’m thinking.

Next, consider seeing a counselor. I see one once every two weeks just to talk about how the planning is going and unload about work. It will help you identify triggers as well as just sleep better and lower your stress level, which helps weight come off easier.

If you follow the nutritional food guidelines recommended and get an idea of how many calories you need in a day (just google reccommended calorie daily intake or so) that really helps. For me, I need to be eating about 1300 calories a day for reasonable weight loss, and only 1500 calories to maintain my weight (I’m really petite, and have to be careful or else I put on weight fast!!). But still, imagine if I was following the reccomended “2000 calories” on the box? That would be an extra 500-800 calories a day! That’s sabotage!!

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