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Posted: 05 Sep 2008, 17:55
I have this lodged in my brain... That if I mess up one time during the day , I just blow the rest of the day eating any and everything I want and crave! Does anyone else out there do this same thing? How can I re-train my mind to stop this habit!!!!!???????

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Posted: 05 Sep 2008, 18:52
when you find out how to re-train your brain, please let me knowSmileI have been doing this for years. I either diet or binge. I know it's not good for my health, either. I feel like an alcoholic at times, only food is my alcohol-once I start binging, I can't stop. It's good to know that there are others like me out there; hopefully we can help each other through this! Good luck! Smile

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Posted: 06 Sep 2008, 16:25
ok, yes, this has happened to me often. but I found a solution that works for me and maybe it will work for you. first off- if I eat something I shouldn't, for instance, we got a free bag of m&m's from the fair, I resisted for a while then opened up the bag and had a handful. of course I felt guilty afterwards but then instead of just digging in the bag again, I decided to do sit ups! I must have done a few hundred crunches and some squats. I was sweating! well, that totally curbed my hunger and I definately didn't want to mess up and have to do more crunches! Sometimes when I'm have a weak moment, I just grab my water bottle and go for a walk. then after a good sweat and knowing I burned off some calories, the thought of ruining my diet is far from my mind. It is a matter of mind over matter, and remembering to STOP yourself after you've had a handful a chips. not after you ate the whole bag!Laughing

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Posted: 06 Sep 2008, 17:02
That's so hard isn't it and I know is something that I used to do too. I found though that if I could stay away from "temptation", then the results on the scales became worth it.

I've found too that the less "treats" and sugary things that you eat, the less you will crave. It takes time and willpower to do that... but is honestly worth it!

Remember though that one little slip up once in a while won't do any major damage... but just thinking "what the heck" for the rest of the day will and it could take days to undo that damage!!

No-one's perfect, but one thing that I've found really helpful is to fill in the diet calendar here. I've found it helps me stay accountable for every little mouthful I eat, both good and bad. Bad Grin At least then you have a reasonable idea of how many calories you've eaten along with things like fat, carbs and protein content. So if you do "slip-up", you can then try and amend accordingly so that you don't do anymore damage.

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Posted: 08 Sep 2008, 19:25
Currently doing the same thing...Trying to adjust my mind not to binge.....I think it's the guilt of messing up my diet that makes me overeat...Kinda discouraged but I'm still determined to not only lose this weight but to be healthy again....Don't give up...There's always tomorrowSmile

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Posted: 08 Sep 2008, 21:36
Absolutely! When that happens to me, I usually say to myself, "well, I guess I'll just start again tomorrow." I think that is a big step in eating, and living, healthily. I know I really need to stop telling myself that the diet starts tomorrow just because I have a bad day!

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Posted: 10 Sep 2008, 05:23
That is my biggest downfall too and it can last for weeks at a time. I am trying to count calories this time around and keep it between 1200 - 1500 depending on exercise level. Then I really don't mess up too much. I just count the calories because nothing is forbidden. I am more aware to the portion and then I didn't mess up. I have only been doing this for a little more than a week so I really don't know if it is going to work but for now it is. You always have the extra 35 points on ww so just count the points on move on Ha, ha easier said than done.

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Posted: 10 Sep 2008, 22:25
Yes, I do the same thing. It's the all or nothing mentality. I however love Leann's advice and will use it for myself as well. Good luck!

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