Alright so this happens like once every 1 or 2 weeks. I just break my diet and start eating what ever is a around just take a look at what I ate today....Thu, Jun 25 2009 Grade Grams Cals Turkey Breast
60 Breakfast Honey Bunches Of Oats Honey Roasted Cereal B- 30 118 Fat Free Milk A 120 40 Lunch Honey Bunches Of Oats Honey Roasted Cereal B- 80 315 Healthy White Bread
100 Crackers Baked Snack Reduced Fat - Family Size C 29 130 Snacks Whipped Cream
120 Frozen Yogurts, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk - With Low Calorie Sweetener B+ 186 199 Total Calories Consumed 1,082
I still need to eat dinner too. I am about to go down to the track across from the street and run there for a bit but I doubt I can even make it pass a mile. What can I do to help burn this off? And how can I prevent eating like this in the furture? Also what can I have for dinner thats low in calories cause I am trying to stay at 1200 calories per day :/
Ummm....no. That is not a binge. You have not even gone over maintenance calorie levels. You may have eaten some not particularly healthy foods, but not an especially large quantity of them. Don't worry about burning it off, just eat a healthy dinner that has some protein, fiber, and vegetables in it.
If you find you break your diet regularly and crave junk, it is possible that your diet is too restrictive or you are eating too few calories. If you don't mind me asking, what are your stats?
Then what is a binge? And I think I had two cups of frozen yogurt not just one so I might have to double that....Uggh I feel the sugar in my stomach right now. Also alright will do. What do you suggest for dinner thats has those in it?
Yeah you might be right....I only had around 780 calories yesterday. Also if stats you mean age height weight then I am around 5'6 135-140 pounds. I am 16 and a male I have a big flabby stomach D; I have lost weight though the past 3 months.
One of the criteria for defining a binge is that you are eating more than a normal person would in that time. Even though you ate a ton of sugary stuff, you still are consuming less than most people. For example, even though I am a lightly active adult female who is steadily losing weight, I eat around 1,600-1,700 calories a day, and will often have consumed your 1,082 calories well before dinner!
You are eating waaaay too little for a male your age. Since your body is still developing, you have to be especially careful to give it the nutrition it needs. This calculator is specially formulated for those 18 or under, so check it out. When I entered your stats in, it said you would typically burn 2,515 in a day if you are a couch potato, and more if you are active! You should lose about a pound per week if you eat 2,000 calories a day. Doesn't that sound more pleasant than 780? :) Of course, if you have been starving yourself over the last few months you may have lost muscle mass and slowed your metabolism down. The best thing you can do for your body is start eating at least 2,000 calories immediately! You will gain a little weight in the beginning, but that will mostly be water, but it will be worth it in the long run.
Since you are already at a healthy weight, have you considered doing some strength training? It will help you look and feel less flabby.
As to what to eat for dinner, here are some suggestions. Remember, you need to be eating at least 2,000 calories now:
- Protein: Fish, Chicken, Beef, Eggs, Tofu
- Vegetables: Whatever you like, preferably something dark green!
- Fiber: Brown rice, whole wheat bread, sweet potato with skin on
You can combine them too - like make a two-egg omelet with some vegetables and a little cheese, and have some whole wheat toast on the side. Or you can go for a more traditional dinner, like a piece of grilled salmon, a big salad, and a baked sweet potato with cinnamon. Or a stir fry with chicken and veggies served over brown rice. You know, just good balanced square meals!
Teenage boys need a minimum of 1800 calories just to survive.
1200 is not enough for you to remain healthy. Please eat more!!! Especially if you are exercising.
You are at a healthy weight for your height, if you want to change your body, a better bet would be to try to exercise and get in shape. But in order to do that you will have to eat a lot more.
If you're serious, thats terribly unhealthy. I was 2-3 inches taller at that age, but i ate 1200 calorie snacks routinely. You're at an age where you should be adding muscle on an almost daily basis and you need well beyond the maintenance levels listed on here that are for people who aren't growing.
It's a normal reaction to eat when you're staving yourself! Double what you are eating a day make sure you exercise and then you'll be able to stick to it.
Thanks for the reply :D I feel better now. I'll raise up my calorie intakes then. Also I think your right about my weight loss but thats not all that I have changed. I used to eat frozen foods atleast 3 times a week. Meaning a whole frozen pizza for supper. I don't even want to see the calories for that now....I gave up all the food and I am proud for that :D
Hmm strength training sounds alright. Theres a rec next to where I live and I can go into the workout room for free there. :D
Yum those sounds delicous! Thanks for the suggestions! I think I might have fish tonight too! Ethere that or I will combine the idea's like you said! Thanks for all the help theholla :]
Alright will do. I just don't feel like a healthy weight. I a belly that pops out D; But like I said I will start to eat more and keep my self healthy.
Although you may have slipped on your way to healthy eating, I think you are far from having an eating disorder.
With binge eaters, they usually consume massive amounts of calories (think 3000+) rapidly and then may compensate the next day by fasting, abusing laxatives, or vomiting.
Many others have already mentioned that you should be eating more than 1200 calories anyway. :)
See this chart. You're not even close to being overweight so weight-loss is not going to solve your body-shape issues. If you have a flabby stomach it is more likely that you need to eat a 'cleaner' diet (more fresh wholefoods, fewer processed foods) and do some exercise rather than starve yourself as you have been doing up to now. If you lose weight by simply not eating you lose muscle as well as fat... so you end up like a popped balloon with a lot of loose skin.
Someone your age and size needs about 2700 cals a day to be well-nourished, a healthy weight and to develop into a healthy grown man. If you're not sure what a healthy diet looks like, this site is a really good place to get information. http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/agesandstages/teens /
If you're not the person doing the grocery shopping or the cooking then talk to whoever is responsible for that in your home. Talk to them about why you need fresh vegetables, for example.... because your diet doesn't seem to contain any. Rather than breakfast cereals for lunch, get hold of some good wholemeal bread and fillings and rustle yourself up some nice sandwiches like hard-boiled eggs, lean ham, good cheese.... slice a tomato or two in there, wash it down with a glass of milk or some orange juice. And as well as frozen yoghurts, how about a few bananas or other types of fresh fruit? They're much more filling.
Get the support of your family and try to eat 'better' rather than 'less' from now on.