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lynnpamela

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 06:34
I have bee seeing a nutritionist for two years and have lost close to 90 pounds however have been struggling with binging and overheating again and am up 20 pounds. I'm afraid of gaining the weight back and want to get back the motivation I had. HELP!!!
lauraG1960

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 07:13
Its hard to get back on track, when you experience success and then lost momentum. Been there, done that.
The fear and anxiety about gaining the weight back, might actually be causing you to binge, and so you DO gain the weight back...and round and round we go.
Take this one day at a time. Record your food. Nurture your soul...
eKatherine

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 12:41
You aren't showing any data to look at.

Nutritionists often prescribe a high carb moderate-to-low protein very low fat diet. My own experience is that binging is a result of macronutrient imbalance. Just because a very low fat diet looks good on paper doesn't mean it's a diet you can live with indefinitely.
Pilsburry

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 12:51
I am in the exact same boat.... 188 lbs just before x-mas, now around 206. I have just got most of my rythem back.... and it started with logging my food, and realizing just how bad I was eating. I miss that skinny/fit feeling already... and its only been a month ! How do you want to look and feel...... Focus.... you can do it, you got there before, "theoretically" maintaining should be easy....... right ?
Start diet Aug 15/12 264 lbs.
Started FS Nov 3/12 at 213 lbs.
Dec 16/12 190 lbs.
lynnpamela

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 12:55
I've been on a high protein low carb diet with unlimited veggies and 3 fruits a day. However I was a compulsive eater for decades. And I've been sliding into old bad habits. I'm 57 and had been borderline diabetic but with following this plan my blood sugar and cholesterol became perfect so I want to continue eating this way.
my skinny...

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 13:00
great for you, be proud of yourself!
liv001

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 13:05
Motivation is hard.
I love communities like this one. Finding people that eat similar to you and connecting with them and sharing with them can help you choosing better foods.

When I find myself sliding I often go back to a super strict version of my diet (I am on Atkins so that for me would be induction) I follow the rules to to the letter for a time. I do well with discipline so that helps me get back to making the right choices.

I need to write things down when I slide. that also helps me understand the impact of certain choices that I am making.

Hope you find back your groove.
Anna894

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 14:17
Ah people with the same problems as me. I'm a chronic binge eater (but not the eat and throw up type though). When ever I eat that much I force myself to go to the gym and feel really sick because I ate to much. I decided to start a journal and stop this madness because of how I feel.

The way I control this is I buy snacks for 2 or less days and food as well. This way I have nothing to eat except for disgusting foods like celery and other healthy foods I don't like. If I buy fruit I eat it all. SO because I have so little food I have to go to the store more so I walk there = exercise.

Also it takes resistance and motivation. DON'T LOOSE CONTROL OF YOURSELF!!! You can defiantly do it. Fight the mental battle within and resist! I struggle with this every day but I do other things like study what I work, do my hobbies, go to the gym etc. Stay away from things that will allow you to eat.

I have other problems with eating after the gym. Try not to do this! Wait an hour or so and force yourself to eat a little meal. Usually after the gym I'm famished and binge. Bad bad bad. Try not to let yourself slide.

Another thing that I have to start doing is set a eating boundary so no eating after 20:00 (8:00pm) or no eating anything big so have a fruit or something.

Hope some of this helps! But I'm not a professional and I'm pretty much in the same boat and fail often. But you can always try and try again. The more I progress the more I cannot let myself cheat. So good luck!!!
lynnpamela

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 15:22
The advice is all great! Thank u all!
Verge2001

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 20:10
Changing your lifestyle and breaking addictive behavior is not easy...as an after thought it wasn't easy to get unhealthy either...I worked at it for years. I find myself nibbling outside the confines of my diet, it does make me feel awful, but not as awful as if I obsessed about that tasty little nugget I didn't eat. I find just a bite that I get to chew, but not actually swallow is very satisfying. I work in a restaurant environment, the temptation is ANNOYING and CONSTANT. It is going to take practice to not binge eat...but I am convinced we each have the tools in our toolboxes to do it Smile
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Verge2001

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 20:11
Changing your lifestyle and breaking addictive behavior is not easy...as an after thought it wasn't easy to get unhealthy either...I worked at it for years. I find myself nibbling outside the confines of my diet, it does make me feel awful, but not as awful as if I obsessed about that tasty little nugget I didn't eat. I find just a bite that I get to chew, but not actually swallow is very satisfying. I work in a restaurant environment, the temptation is ANNOYING and CONSTANT. It is going to take practice to not binge eat...but I am convinced we each have the tools in our toolboxes to do it Smile
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Smallerjules

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Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 15:39
I find that if I have a bowl of oatmeal it helps me feel that I'm eating healthy again and makes it easier to get back on track. Not saying that oatmeal will work for you, just that if there's a food you eat when you're doing well maybe eating it will help you feel like you have some control again.
kingkeld

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Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 01:44
I'm in the very same situation. However, lately I seem to have found my groove. Try to think back to when you STARTED your successful journey. What did you change? What was different from the end of your journey? You might need to get back to the beginning.
For me, I have started incorporating more meals, eating to the MAX of my RDI, and finding food that is more satisfactory. It seems to be doing the trick.
I hope you find your groove.

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lynnpamela

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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 12:40
Thank u. That is great advice. I'm doing better now but it's more of a struggle where it was effortless for a while



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