I'm not even hungry. I have no idea why, but the past maybe 2 weeks I always have to have something in my mouth. I've gained about 4lbs in 2 weeks...not good!! And I'm also becoming lazier - not wanting to exercise as much.
What is this? Is this normal to go through lazy/overreating phases? I know it's my fault. It's me lacking self-control. But even the 4lb weight gain isn't motivation for me to stop eating so much! I hope this unmotivated me isn't here to stay!
Perhaps your calorie count is too low? Or maybe you are restraining yourself too much and not allowing yourself little treats and finally your cravings are getting the best of you? I overate by about 1000 calories today. I NEVER eat that much but I came home to visit my family and with all the foods I don't usually have I just ate and ate and ate until I literally wanted to throw up! Don't be discouraged we all go through ups and downs. Just remember that if you restrict yourself too much you will never keep the weight off when you do lose it because you will simply go back to old eating habits to make up for it. I try to think of this as a lifestyle change rather than a diet which means that if I want treats - in moderation of course! - then I can have them so that when I do get to my goal weight I will still be allowed to eat things I enjoy rather than living in fear of gaining weight the rest of my life.
Just think of what you will look and feel like when you do lose the weight and remember that this is a change that takes time...there is no quick fix to lasting weight loss! Keep up your hard work and it will pay off!
Around 2 times a month I have what I now call the "yummy yummies" (I know it's a silly name but anyhoo). It's like it doesn't matter what I eat, I can't feel satisfied. It doesn't matter if I'm actually full I would still eat.
The only thing I know makes it worse is simple carbs, I know and understand they are all you want but they don't really satisfy anything past your teeth. Try to go for high protein things... I have been loving:
-Low fat (ice cold) milk, vanilla protein powder, breakfast cereal (I go for Fiber One), raisins, sweetener and vanilla to taste.
-Or cottage cheese, almond flour, whey powder, raisins and a little bit of almond extract (add some sweetener if like me you have a very sweet tooth), it tastes like marzipan cheese cake it's divine!!!
I have learned to accept that I'm going to have to eat or I'll end up binging in epic proportions. Just count the calories and go for maintenance. It normally takes 2-3 days to pass, generally because on the third day the scale goes up and I push myself back into eating right and working my butt off in the gym.
Just keep yourself accountable but in all truth from your pic you look like you are doing just fine, I envy your body!!!
why is this surprising you? i saw a post from you recently in the fitness forum i think. you were pushing yourself far too hard with exercise and i think pushing yourself to a point your body doesnt want to be at.
when you spoke in that forum you were eating three thousand cals, the scales was showing no change. but the physical fatigue was bound to catch up with you. instead of trying to force yourself to exercise why dont you willingly decide to rest. i think you are stuffing your face because i think its a fear response. it used to happen to me when i was injured or overtrained. i knew subconsciously i would have to lower my cals coz i wasnt expending as much but that rang through to my head as restriction.... i think your head might be doing the same. the body will only tolerate restriction for so long. you were on a diet and i think you are subconsciously scared you'll put the weight back on and you're thinking 'ok i gotta cut back' but your body is saying 'oh no more restriction' and so its deliberately preventing this by causing you to binge to some extent
this has happened to me, usually not for 2 full weeks, but it kinda just happened this past week. ate alot sunday and monday, and again friday and yesterday. i think this happens to everyone, and along with what fidget said, especially to those of us who exercise alot and try to only eat a certain amount each day. I am upping my calories. It has taken me probably 2 full years to finally realize yesterday that I try to restrict too much, which is what causes me to binge. i mean, i've realized it before and wanted to change it, but now i'm actually ready. Stupid huh. It seems simple now. I would put money on the fact that I won't binge this entire week as long as I make sure I eat enough. are you trying to lose or maintain? I am trying to lose, a very little bit, very slowly. I want to be down 4-5 lbs by thanksgiving is how slowly. In the past, my best success with losing is when I really just take my time, eat right and workout normally-not to excess, which is hard for me as it may be for you also. So i would say make sure you are eating enough, and also like baby_angel_love mentioned, make sure you are allowing proper treats. thats one of the best things about working out-there is always a little more room for a treat! haha. also, if you can try not stress too much! I always do and it just makes things worse. Remember that you look exactly the same to everyone else, and that some of those lbs are probably just water weight and will come off in a week or so. I'd stay away from the scale for a bit too and just focus on your health!
Thanks everyone for all the replies!!! yall have given me some things to think about.
I actually have not been "dieting" since May. I contemplated trying to lose another 5lbs about a month ago, but decided against it. I don't count my calories and I usually just try to make good decisions when it comes to eating (for example, eating a healthy cereal as opposed to a sugary one, or drinking coffee black instead of adding sugar/cream). I eat whenever I'm hungry. But the reason this new overreating thing is so weird is that usually I'm never even tempted to eat unless I'm truly hungry. It's just frustrating.
Anyway, today I'm trying to get back on track. I'm trying to eat clean. No more fried foods or cheesy foods!
And yeah as far as the exercise goes, I've been taking a little break from that as well. I think I signed up for this marathon prematurely. Most people have better running bases than I do, so I'm not surprised that I'm physically more tired. I cut down my running to 4 days a week. I know I can finish the marathon; I'll probably be super slow, but as long as I finish I'll be happy!
But I am scared of gaining everything back. Weight loss seemed too easy - I really didn't even try, I just exercised more. And so I am nervous that if I stop exercising, I'll gain everything back. I'm just so happy with where I am right now and I'd be very disappointed to gain it back. I really think I've reached my "happy" weight, but it is tough maintaining it.
Oh, and fyi my stats: 20 years old, 5'6" happy weight range between 130-135lbs (but right now I think I weigh a little over that)
Thanks again everyone :) :)
if you notice you can't stop eating....
throw away what ever your eating, get out of the house and as for not wanting to excirsize join a sport or sign up for an excirsize class that way you have to go.
I'm not sure if this is the answer to your problem, but it wa sthe answer to mine~
I was doing the same thing - except only at night. I would do really REALLY well all day long, and then as soon as night rolls around I won't stop eating even when I'm so full I could explode. I posted a question about it in one of these forums, and one person said that it was because I wasn't allowing myself enough calories during the day time, and my body was trying to over-compensate at night. And as it turne dout, it was because I was doing so well during the day. TOO well. I wasn't eating enough. So now I try to accomplish eating at least 2/3 of my daily calorie limit during breakfast and lunch, and if I notice I'm running low, I grab a snack before it gets to be 4-5:00. It REALLY helps me manage my cravings at night. It works.
But if you're looking for foods that will help satisfy, I would recommend FiberOne bars. They are delicious~ about 150 cals each and taste like cookies! And not only that but the fiber helps you feel full. Also, Fuze drinks. They are about 10 cals a bottle, and help manage your hunger because of all the vitamins in it.
Hope this helps~ Good luck!!