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I Cannot Eat junk Food or I Binge/Feel Awful


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As long as I do not eat any junk food/processed food I feel satisfied.  If I eat one peice of chocolate or cake I fall off the wagon.  I cannot "treat" myself.  Does anyone else have this problem?  I have always been this way.  I feel so much healthier without eating any garbage too.  If I eat any junk I don't feel well the rest of the day.  Maybe I have a medical condition???

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Wow, i'm the same way. I just cannot eat junk food in moderation!

no, i totally know what you mean. the worst for me is cereal and peanut butter (ontop of any other sweet). i just can't stop.

I have the same problem. I would say stay away from your problem foods that might trigger binges. do this until you feel you can control your appetite. For me, I don't buy food that I know I can't resist. e.g, PB.  If you feel satisfied when you don't eat junk food, then why eating junk in the first place?

think about it. what does " treat" mean to you? only chocolate or dessert? 

Good luck!

Ditto here. Moderation does not work for me, junk food turns into a binge. I feel "hung over" and very tired the next day, if I eat processed foods or sugar.

I am on day 6 of a detox diet. All natural, no fructose, no processed foods. I had so much energy yesterday, I felt like jumping out of my body. I think this is really the way I need to eat for life. My body just can not handle the crap foods.

Original Post by sherea:

Ditto here. Moderation does not work for me, junk food turns into a binge. I feel "hung over" and very tired the next day, if I eat processed foods or sugar.

I am on day 6 of a detox diet. All natural, no fructose, no processed foods. I had so much energy yesterday, I felt like jumping out of my body. I think this is really the way I need to eat for life. My body just can not handle the crap foods.

wow congrats on your detox diet -- i have attmepted these and never worked. and by detox i mean what you said- no processed foods or anything unnatural. How did you do it? DId you write out a meal plan for each day so you didnt slip?

Original Post by sherea:

 

I am on day 6 of a detox diet. All natural, no fructose, no processed foods. I had so much energy yesterday, I felt like jumping out of my body. I think this is really the way I need to eat for life. My body just can not handle the crap foods.

how are you planning out your detox? what sorts of foods/drinks are you using? ..i've been throwing such trash into my body lately :\   ..i feel some sort of all natural detox would make my insides very happy.

You can find the plan that I am following in the Natural Health magazine, March 2009. This is only a bit of the information. The article is four pages long.

Sugar Detox: If you're feeling run-down, overweight or moody, you could be suffering from sugar overload. Our expert plan will help you rid refined sugar from your diet, lose weight, feel great, and still live the sweet life.

1) Cut down on fructose, 2) Say no to sugary drinks, 3) Eat some starch, 4) Take care of yourself, 5) Take the no-fructose challenge.

Take the no-fructose challenge: Eating fructose triggers the body to produce more of the enzymes that metabolize it, which leads to more cravings.

Recent studies have found that fructose very quickly turns into body fat, in some cases never even yielding energy for the body to use.

Now I don't eat a lot of sugar on a daily basis cause I know it'll lead to a binge. More of my issue (I think) is eating processed/diet foods. I'm busy so all too often I am grabbing the meal replacement bars. Atkins or Slim Fast. I also love granola bars. Even tho I eat Kashi or "natural" bars, I still don't think they are too good for you.

Generally this is what I have been eating every day:

Breakfast: Wheat English with natural peanut butter

Late Breakfast (after farm work): Eggbeaters with veggies (green & red peppers, onion and mushrooms)

Lunch: Turkey burger on a Weight Watchers Bagel

Dinner: A big romaine salad, parm cheese, natural salad dressing and a chicken breast (or whatever healthy meal I make, if I am home)

Snack: Almonds

Snack: String cheese

 

Thanks sherea. I found the article online and printed it out.  Looks like a great magazine too. I've seen it on newsstands and flipped through it occasionally..

Your welcome. I just starting getting the magazine a few months ago, I like it a lot. This article really hit home for me.

I plan on doing this detox for 30 days. Most important for me is the lack of cravings. That is my major issue. I started this ugly stage of binge eating for the last year and had gained ten pounds. I really want to get my life/eating back under control and have the energy that I used to have. I've been just so tired!! So far I am seeing results: more energy-no cravings, awesome Laughing. I'm only on day 6!!

sherea,

are you getting any fruits on this diet?

If you do the yeast detox (beat fatigue-6 weeks long) you cut out fruit for two weeks (week 4-6).

I am cutting out fruit for all thirty days of my fructose detox, then will add them back slowly. Anything sweet, including fruit, is a binge trigger for me.

The plan suggests that you cut out sweet fruits, such as bananas, kiwi and apples and replace them with berries, instead.

That detox diet sounds great!  I have actually been researching a little on raw food diets.  I have been trying to eat more "raw" lately.  I eat about 2-3 servings of fruit per day and I'm okay with the natural sugars.  It's the processed crap and refined sugar that throws me into a tailspin.  I really appreciate the great advice!  I only eat the garbage because everyone around me does.  Not a great reason!!  I have also started talking to myself in the kitchen the past few days.  Well actually scolding myself when I reach for garbage food:  "Don't eat that chocolate cookie.  It will make you feel like **** you moron.  You aren't even hungry!" (I can be a little strange) ;o>

Original Post by musicalfishmich:

Original Post by sherea:

 

 

what sorts of foods/drinks are you using?

 I forgot to answer this: coffee in the morning, then sipping on chai or green tea through out the day and water. Of coarse no sugar added to the coffee or tea, which I never have any way.

i DEF have this same prob.  i've always been all or nothin... either im on track & countin & controllin like a freak & on a total health kick workin out every day, or im NOT.

i will binge, and just keep on for the whole day. 

often for more then one day.

and what's ironic is that when i'm eatin right, i wna wk out- a lot & i do.

but when i'm eatin crap, i get in this fateful mindframe that's like well im alrdy screwed so i might as well just say f--- the gym & eat some more.

you'd think i would want to get in the gym asap & wk harder when i eat junk food....

straighten myself out..

but no.

its like good food=strict me

bad food=lazy, totally unmotivated me.

im still tryin to come off of a week of the latter.

ugh

Original Post by sherea:

If you do the yeast detox (beat fatigue-6 weeks long) you cut out fruit for two weeks (week 4-6).

I am cutting out fruit for all thirty days of my fructose detox, then will add them back slowly. Anything sweet, including fruit, is a binge trigger for me.

The plan suggests that you cut out sweet fruits, such as bananas, kiwi and apples and replace them with berries, instead.

 yeah, I know it. It is great. Keep it up. if you are interested, you can also have a look at " the Gut flush plan".  basically, it is the same concept but I did cut out fruits for two weeks only. it was great and helped me a lot.

It sounds like excessive fruit may cause some problems to a few people.

I have done that before because of the yeast problem. are you doing it just as a detox diet?

I'm not doing the yeast detox, I don't think that is my problem. Although, they do say it causes fatigue, certainly one of my biggest problems. Anyway, I am doing the fructose detox.

Anyone who wants to try this, I highly recommend. I'm on day seven and have even MORE energy then I had yesterday!! I HAVE control of my eating again....what a relief :)  My hunger/full signals have returned vs ALWAYS being hungry no matter what or how much I ate (I can say that it in a bad binge, I could have eaten 15,000-20,000 calories in a day & still not be full).

How very interesting that it appears that "diet" foods have really screwed up my body.

sherea you are totally inspring me to try this fructose detox! and i think you're so right re: how "diet" foods have screwed up our bodies and our hungry/full signals..... how ironic indeed!

Leblonc - I cannot "treat" myself either. I think its because I have a compulsive nature.

I understand many need those treats or they feel deprieved, more likely to break their diet.  Im the opposite - it opens up temptation, craving, lack of control, etc.

When dieting strictly, Im in my comfort zone.  I can be around the processed food and not feel tempted at all although I do keep the house free of junk food anyway though because might as well.  Yet around it, Im cool and not tempted.  "One bite one hurt you"?  It does if afterward it opens up a floodgate which is the likely result. 

The rare exceptions have to be planned, conscious decision and even then have still sometimes caused me to binge so I as a rule stay on a strict diet format I feel safe in.

Original Post by sun123:

Leblonc - I cannot "treat" myself either. I think its because I have a compulsive nature.

I understand many need those treats or they feel deprieved, more likely to break their diet.  Im the opposite - it opens up temptation, craving, lack of control, etc.

When dieting strictly, Im in my comfort zone.  I can be around the processed food and not feel tempted at all although I do keep the house free of junk food anyway though because might as well.  Yet around it, Im cool and not tempted.  "One bite one hurt you"?  It does if afterward it opens up a floodgate which is the likely result. 

The rare exceptions have to be planned, conscious decision and even then have still sometimes caused me to binge so I as a rule stay on a strict diet format I feel safe in.

 Sun, LOL. it does open a floodgate. My floodgate lasted for about a year before I went on a yeast diet and feel better now. Touch wood :))

Sherea, yeast diet is basically against sugar because sugar feeds yeast.

wooow this is EXACTLY what happens to me EXACTLY

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