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Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 08:46
I am new on here and turning 30 in April and i am a constant dieting fail! I am just greedy! I crave tasty foods and can sometimes not cure my cravings as I dont know what it is that i want? Some days i binge and then I feel awful and then fast for a few days. I know this isnt the way forward but I have tried to eat healthy and although i do like take aways it is actually very rare that i eat them. i just eat too much at the wrong times! I have a healthy balanced diet and binges depend on the time of the month as well as my stress levels. I am a busy mum as well as help run my boyfriends business.
I need help!!! I have tried every diet under the sun but can never just have 1 treat, its all or nothing otherwise stretching for that sneaky burger makes me fall of the wagon. I need motivational ideas and hints to help me stick to my diets and get under 12 stone and stay under. Also suggestions on tasty healthy snacks that makes me feel like im not missing out would be amazing. i have a massive addiction to home popped popcorn so thats a no go as a snack as those naughty little morsels cram in a few 100+ cals!!
Help would be brilliant as i NEED to be a YUMMY MUMMY BY 30 AND STOP MESSING ABOUT!!
thanx guys
NOTHING Tastes as GOOD as Skinny Feels xx

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 16:10
I am right there with you. You put it perfectly! But the good news is that you are on the right track but acknowledging it. I NEED HELP too! So I can't promise I'm the best motivator, but I want to be. I'm getting married in May, and I have been promising myself I'd lose 40 pounds. At this point, that is impossible. SO I'm shooting for 25-30.

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 15:46
Hey ladies, I totally understand. I've tried Atkins, HCG, Somersize, 1-meal a day, Body by Vi, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig..and the list goes on and on. This year, I decided enough was enough. My friend and I began the year committed to be healthy and have a great start so far. We started off by juicing for 60 days and in the meantime come up with a good meal plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I will say, 60 days was a little too ambitious for going on a juice fast, but I can say it has changed my life! I researched the death out of the benefits of juicing and different diets to follow juicing and have come up with this. I juiced for 10 days. Within that time, my body detoxed (I felt like I had the flu) and got rid of the junk I've been pumping in me for over 30 years. After I began eating mostly raw/vegetarian food and can honestly say I LOVE it. I would NEVER IN A MILLION years believe I would be vegetarian/raw, but here I am. Juicing helped me reset my taste buds, cravings and my desires and gave me the control that I needed to make healthy choices. It also gave me a deep appreciation for fruit and vegetables and I now value the way they make me feel which is awesome. In addition, I have lost over 12lbs in a little over 1-month. This diet may not be for everyone, but it works for me and I feel it is something I can definitely live with. Good luck ladies and don't see yourself short of how much strength,willpower and self control you actually have!!

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Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 00:30
I am in the same boat as you guys! I used to weigh 105kg (232 lbs) at one point. Came down to 59 kg (130 lbs) but have since put on 20 kg (45 lb.). I lose around 10 kg every year in the winter and put it back over spring and summer. This time I am determined to break the pattern.

I also suffer from binge eating and lots of emotional issues in my life that make me do that. In 2012 I was on a low carb/Paleo diet but I have decided to stop that because even a small amount of carbs makes my face look bloated and I never have any energy to fuel my workouts. Everything in moderation is my motto from now onward.

I really hope to be rid of 30 pounds in the next few months. No specific time frame but 15 pounds by April should be doable in my opinion.

I am an ACE certified fitness instructor although I do not practice it as a profession. I can help with any queries regarding exercise/diet etc.


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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 15:36
In my experience, and from what I've seen on this site, if you are going on and off diets and not really sticking with anything it's probably a combination of things: a) you aren't mentally ready to commit to a diet and/or lose the weight or b) you aren't eating things that are satisfying you so you go back to old habits.

I think people underestimate the degree to which your brain really controls the weight loss. It sounds silly, but a lot of people who are "wishing" to be skinny have reasons to hold onto extra weight. It's like a shield or the built-in excuse we use for everything else. Or maybe we aren't quite ready to change things because, at the time, we need the emotional support coming from food.

Since my daughter's been born I've been half-a$$edly starting to "eat healthy" but I fall off the wagon in a day or two. Last week I KNEW I was ready to really commit for the next few months and put all of my effort into shopping, meal-planning and tracking my food. After I had my son, I discovered a new way of eating that made me feel good and I'm ready to get back to that.

If you want to lose weight, but you haven't stocked up on healthy things that taste good and make you feel satisfied then you are dooming yourself! Also, everyone messes up. You have to forgive yourself and move forward instead of letting it be an excuse to backslide. You can do this.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.