tmanzari's Journal, 24 February 2018

Any tips on how to avoid binging? I haven’t had access to food to binge on at college, but whenever I’m home I can’t keep my hands off of some foods. I’m discouraged, but I know I’ll at least try to get back on track tomorrow.

Diet Calendar Entry for 24 February 2018:
1144 kcal Fat: 59.02g | Prot: 44.77g | Carb: 113.61g.   Breakfast: Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal Topping - Nut Medley, Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal Topping - Dried Fruit, Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal. Dinner: Archer Farms Asian Stir-Fry Vegetables, Ground Beef (Cooked). Snacks/Other: Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter, Apples , Dry Roasted Hazelnuts or Filberts Nuts (Without Salt Added) . more...
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Water, water and more water! LOL seriously a glass of ice water constantly at hand helps. Crunching ice with your teeth, while irritating, can satisfy some of that, or sucking on the ice. 🤷🏻‍♀️Also drinking tea or bone broth or coffee. But non-caffeinated and sweetened choices are really better if you can manage them.💁🏻‍♀️ Another good strategy is the ever faithful celery, or celery and a ‘bit’ of peanut butter. Don’t go overboard on the peanut butter even if it’s fresh ground with no sugar, it does star to add up. But a tablespoon or two over some celery stalks can be filling. Or herbed full fat cream cheese on a few carrots. The roughage will keep your stomach working and the fat keeps you more satisfied. Or an ounce of raw almonds or walnuts, whichever you like least. Eaten one at a time and slowly rolled in your mouth. Again the fat in the nuts helps to satisfy the hunger pangs. The protein sticks eith you awhile as well. 🙋🏻I use pre-frozen protein smoothies that I blend up and split into 16 oz portions at about 120-150 cal each. When they are frozen they take wuite a while to actually eat! LOL So it slows the whole process down. 💁🏻‍♀️Good luck! 
24 Feb 18 by member: smprowett
Don't place yourself into a tempting situation. You can drive BY a McDonald's, but don't drive INTO one. If there are things at home that your family has, have them put them out of sight so they won't be a constant temptation. And, definitely, don't BUY things that you'll want to eat. 
24 Feb 18 by member: Debbie Cousins
Sm, the smoothies sound like a great idea! 
24 Feb 18 by member: 8Patty
Home, Do you mean your parents, well if so because it's free food! 
24 Feb 18 by member: murphthesurf
lol Murph! Tmanzari You still have to live and be around all types of food, can't shut yourself off from living. Can't expect others to change what they buy and what they do, and you'll get stronger by passing by temptation. Keep journaling "if you bite you must write" keeps you accountable. Preplanning helps. preplan your meals then put your meals on your shopping list. If you drink the suggested 8 glasses of water a day you'll feel fuller and no room for binge. Hope that helps! Good luck! 
24 Feb 18 by member: 8Patty
My go to is just a little taste of Himalayan Pink Salt on your tongue. Or a little hot sauce occasionally 
24 Feb 18 by member: SheaDlady
I agree with patty, planning is the biggest help for me. It may sound silly but, brushing your teeth can help curb cravings, carrying your own munchie snacks, teas with a minty flavor. Those all help me.  
24 Feb 18 by member: Jitterbug23
Thanks everyone ! ☺️ 
24 Feb 18 by member: tmanzari
Maybe try to just keep to a "no snacking" rule: Allow 3 meals a day with 4 hours between meals and no holds barred during the meals. Chances are the damage will be less. Sounds like there are some issues with family when you are home, not just the availability of (likely) junk foods. Or maybe you associate certain foods with the comforts of home?  
24 Feb 18 by member: trackin64
throw away everything and give someone else all of your money so that when the urge arises you don't have anything to binge on and you have no money to buy that unhealthy garbage that you crave so much. OR, every day remind yourself how bad it is and research why it is so bad and then learn to HATE it.  
24 Feb 18 by member: Jstix22
Avoid simple carbs which cause the binge sessions. Keep only low carb healthy things in the house so that if you do binge, your choices are limited to healthy stuff like cheese, nuts, etc. I realize this is difficult if you are living with others who are not eating this way. Good luck. 
24 Feb 18 by member: Draglist

     
 

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