adefwebserver's Journal, 30 April 2019

Day 3 of a planned 4 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting

If something can be ‘controlled’ it is not an *addiction*. There are those of us who, once we start eating, go on a ‘binge’ and can’t stop until we are ‘full/stuffed’.

Someone who is able to *stopping-doing-that* is not a person who has that *addiction* they are just people who *made-bad-choices-in-the-past* and were “motivated” to “change their ways”.

The person who *is* motivated to change, but, cannot ‘change their ways’ is the person who is *addicted*. Telling this person to “act right” or “change” or (this is the one that is really unhelpful) “learn” to act differently, is a waste of time, because, by definition, if the person has an *addiction* to ‘binging’ they will be unable to do this. This is another one you will hear: “You don’t really have an addiction, there is no such thing”.

Ok, so people with a true *addiction* to ‘binging’ (or anything) have one choice: **stop-trying-to-control-the-addiction**. This is different than **stop-doing-the-thing-that-they-are-addicted-to**. If you are addicted to alcohol, stop drinking alcohol. You are no longer trying to ‘control it’ you are ‘avoiding the issue’.

Obviously food is harder, but, most people are not addicted to binging on *all food* just certain food. This is usually **sugar**. If given a bowl of Kale, even the most **food binge addicted person** is suddenly able to ‘eat in moderation’.

For myself, I have found that when I limit myself to liquids, I may still ‘binge’ but, I will usually limit the ‘damage’ (high carbs, protein, and calories) wayyy better than when I binge on ‘solid food’.

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
169.0 lb Lost so far: 38.0 lb.    Still to go: 5.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 30 April 2019:
2354 kcal Fat: 141.09g | Prot: 98.46g | Carb: 152.90g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Kroger French Vanilla Cappuccino. Dinner: Lamb Shish Kabob with Vegetables, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Vigo Saffron Yellow Rice, Pita Bread. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Cheetos Crunchy Cheetos. more...
1908 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet adefwebserver's own diet   gaining 7.0 lb a week

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Great words from an uncluttered mind ❤️🐝x 
30 Apr 19 by member: MrGoodnight
The statement in the last paragraph, "I have found that when I..." is you controlling your binge beast. Great job!! 
30 Apr 19 by member: chesgreen
Great job working it out.  
30 Apr 19 by member: liv001
I'll also add that it looks like you've found the true Fat Secret Adef. That a binge or two does not mean we have to throw our hands in the air and "give up", that acceptance of diet imperfections, taking a long term approach and accounting for our "failures" by countering with strategies that work for each of us as individuals makes long term success possible.  
30 Apr 19 by member: Steven Lloyd
I'll also add that what works for me, for sure wouldn't work for a lot of people. Same goes for some other folks that have had success here on FS. Each method (IIFYM, CICO, Keto, Paleo, Vegan, IMF, Fasting, etc.) can work to maintain an energy deficit (to lose fat weight) or energy balance (to maintain a healthy weight/body fat), the trick is to find what works easiest and best for each of us. 
30 Apr 19 by member: Steven Lloyd
I can actually overeat kale and most veg and fruit. If it tastes good and I don't control portions in some way, I will over eat it. Glad we don't kill and eat whole bison anymore... 
30 Apr 19 by member: bobi su
Well put 😁 👍 
30 Apr 19 by member: CrashtestDawnie
@Steven Lloyd - Yeah I wanted to call out "Addiction" because it is a situation where -you have no choice- (this is a very Controversial/Radical thing to say - - MOST people do-not-beleive-this-or-accept-this). I bring this up, because I see a lot of 'advise' on this site and in life where people keep insisting that the person who wants to lose weight *Needs to do this certain thing*. And when the person cannot do that thing, the answer is "Well, you will continue to fail at losing weight". It is important to me that people like myself *reject* this way of thinking.  
30 Apr 19 by member: adefwebserver
Great post. Thank you for sharing. 
30 Apr 19 by member: shiny50


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