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KIARARAMIREZ SparkPoints: (2,248)
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2/19/13 1:56 P

the only reason I didn't eat the whole thing is because my boyfriend and son ate the other half! We all have the same problem, I guess that's why we're here right? Good thing we have each other to listen too becuase my 130 lbs sister can not understand why I have these problems...... emoticon

TRIATHLETEGIRL SparkPoints: (29,342)
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2/19/13 1:47 P

If I had a chocolate cake, I'd eat the whole thing in one or two days. It sure isn't easy being a person sometimes.

KIARARAMIREZ SparkPoints: (2,248)
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2/19/13 12:27 P

I wish I could say that I ate too many apples or oranges, I ate half a chocolate cake in 3 days!

BELEKWAL SparkPoints: (15,530)
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2/19/13 11:57 A

I am so glad I found this forum. Knowing that you are not alone really makes a difference. I eat very well, drink plenty of water, limit the quantity of what I do eat - all of it for about three weeks a month. During that other time I become a food monster, making the cookie monster look casual about his favorite treat. I just cannot eat enough during those times and I really never feel full. I have felt like I had too much only if I eat too much of certain very, very high fat foods. Since I have started my weigh loss journey I have been losing weight during those three healthy weeks and gain it all back during the 10 days I am out of control. This is always the week or so before my menses. I am now participating in a group at my church that is helping me find my healthy center ALL month.
Take care everyone,
Michelle

THOMPSON08 Posts: 127
1/21/13 8:11 A

I started eating rye bread a couple of months ago. I am a vegetarian and rarely eat any kind of meat, pretty much only chicken breast when I do. So my DR said I need to find lower carb version of what I eat and rye bread is lower in carbs and calories and is a decent size piece of bread. I have been very happy with the choice to switch from wheat bread. I also started using Dreamfields pasta, only 5 net grams of carbs and it tastes better than Ronzoni.
My mom keeps telling me to stop eating the sugar free foods, but I still eat them anyway. I am prediabetic, so not sure I can change that.

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,828
1/21/13 7:55 A

Once everyone can balance their blood sugar they will learn they can lose weight easily

As for fruit...always have a small carb with the fruit...it balances the sugar

Omit Wheat from your diet because It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory..and being fat is being inflammed...not only that it rasies blood sugar...rye bread a great choice for people with diabetes and dieters, because their blood sugars won't peak & crash

SINCE I STOPPED EATING WHEAT, RED MEAT, and No Sugar Free Foods not only did I lose weight I have No aches and pains.....

TRIATHLETEGIRL SparkPoints: (29,342)
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1/21/13 1:06 A

(Thompson08 I am glad you wrote that because I have totally binged on apples. They are sweet, crunchy, and appealing, especially if I cut them up into wedges ahead of time. Last week I ate 8 oranges! This is why I try not to buy fruit. So I am glad I am not alone)

THOMPSON08 Posts: 127
1/20/13 3:50 P

I wanted to make a comment about what ARCHIMEDESII said and I do not want anyone to feel like I am down playing her advice or saying she is wrong in any way. The only reason I want to make this comment is because I ran into someone else on another forum on SP a couple of year ago who made the statement "that it is impossible to binge eat or over eat on healthy foods such as fruits and veggies". To be honest that comment had upset me enough to stop coming to SP for awhile. I am a compulsive, emotional over eater and binge eater and I have indeed over eaten or binged on healthy foods. It is very possible to over eat these types of foods and over eating is not always about what you eating, but also how much you are eating at one sitting. If you are cramming healthy foods down to the point you make yourself so full you feel ill, that is still over eating. It still boils down to getting to the root of the problem of why a person is binging and over eating and cannot stop eating. I agree with Johnsontree not beating herself up, that is why we come here to SP is to get support and be able to talk about these things in a safe environment without judgement. I hope I did not offend anyone by my comment, I just know from 31 years of over eating what it is like to not be able to stop eating.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (140,515)
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1/20/13 2:36 P

JOHNSONTREE,

You are not a bad person or an unhealthy one because you've been eating too much these last three days. I know many women experience cravings during their menstrual cycle, but there are ways to sate those cravings. The first thing I would recommend is getting the junk out of the house. Out of sight. Out of mind. It it's not there to eat, you won't eat it. Instead, replace the junk with healthier options. Buy whatever fruit is on sale. When you feel an urge to eat, have an apple. Keep eating those apples until you feel satisfied. I have yet to meet the person who could binge eat apples.

Here's something I learned from my own years of yo yo dieting,"if you eat crap, you'll feel like crap". That's why it's important to do your best to eat as healthfully as possible during your cycle. Because a healthy diet CAN help reduce any cravings you have when you're menstruating.

So, don't beat yourself up because you've been eating too much. Try to do your best to eat healthier foods. Try to eat more fruit and veggies. Try to drink plenty of water. If you have been eating salty foods, you're going to need to drink water to flush your system. And don't get on the scale. In fact, stay away from it until your cycle is over. If you get on the scale now, you'll just make yourself miserable if you see a higher than expected number.

Take things slowly. You are not a bad person. You can get control of your eating habits, just start with some simple changes first. If you feel an urge to eat when you know you've already eaten, sit and have a cup of tea or take a walk.

Be kind to yourself as you would to others.



THOMPSON08 Posts: 127
1/20/13 1:21 P

Are you pregnant? Or going through your monthly cycle. I had a hysterectomy in 2011, but I still have my ovaries and during my cycle I still get bad fluctuations of hormones that make me want to binge eat. If you are pregnant and binge eating maybe your body is telling you that you have a vitamin deficiency. Is there something in particular you are craving and eating? If it is just your regular cycle I would say leave the house if you can. Even if it is just to drive or walk around that way you can get away from the food. I am an emotional over eater and have been experiencing binges lately. I am trying to make myself leave the house or get on SP to talk about things to stop the compulsion to keep eating. Please do not beat yourself up for falling back, it happens to all of us, even the strongest of us have slides and when we recover it just makes us stronger. I am here most of the day so if you want to message me please do and I will be here to help.

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
1/20/13 12:56 P

What do you mean your hormones have taken over? Do you believe something triggered this?

Stop feeling ashamed or guilty. You are doing your best at this moment and reaching out for help. That's a huge step. Negative emotions will just play into a binge and make it worse, so start by not beating yourself up.

I would start by extracting myself from my current environment. Can you go somewhere, visit friends or family? Go to the gym? Are there trigger foods around you? Can you dump them?

If this is a recurring problem, it would be best to seek professional help.

Ultimately, you are in control, no matter what the emotions, stresses or changes in your body. Accept this in a calm way to enact change, not to berate yourself.

Edited by: SIMPLELIFE2 at: 1/20/2013 (20:38)
LILLIPUTIANNA Posts: 1,038
1/20/13 11:50 A

Are you tracking all your foods? Just the act of having to write them all down and witness exactly how many calories you are putting in your body is enough to slow a person a bit.

KANDOLAKER Posts: 1,902
1/20/13 9:34 A

Stop, breathe, make a plan, and stick to it. Take it by the hour, and don't beat yourself up! Stay focused and know that it can be done! Check out the "Secrets to Success" stories to get inspired! You can do it! Make it a goal to stay within your calorie range for just one day. Surround yourself with healthy foods, and get rid of everything else.

Wishing you the best! You can do it!

JOHNSONTREE Posts: 200
1/20/13 9:21 A

My hormones have taken over and for 3 days I haven't stopped eating. I feel sick and ashamed. Any suggestions to get me back on track, I'm finding it very hard?

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