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I will eat very little on christmas day


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Hello all, christmas season are a time when people eat a lot, fall off the diet-wagon and then on january they are real depressed.  I won't do that.  I binged already on thanksgiving day and i cannot afford more binge-eatings.  So i on christmas dinner i will eat a bit of turkey and some salad and that's it.  Binge-eating is such a failure and it destroys weeks and months of hard work.

 

 

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You DO realize that there is a way to balance out your calories, right? If you're only going to eat a little bit of turkey and salad the entire day, then you're not consuming enough food to be HEALTHY.

Just eat smart during the holidays. It's alright to eat a cookie or piece of cake, just don't go back for 3 more slices. It's okay to eat stuffing. I'm trying to make some of my recipes a little healthier. Maybe you could try that.

I'm going to allow myself either a maintenence day, or just add in one or two treats into my 1500 limit, because if I don't have that piece of fudge or snowball cookie, then it's just not Christmas!!!

 

 

Are you suggesting you plan to  eat very little ALL day? Withholding food and restricting calories and food groups is no doubt what is gets you into the binge-eating mode. I suggest that instead of restricting and eating too little, you just make yourself eat like it's a normal day. No starving, no bingeing. Don't you see your binge-eating is probably a side effect of your overly restrictive "diet".

From Ask Mary section of Calorie Count (our resident nutritionist):

How can I avoid binge eating?
When a craving hits, switch into the mindfulness meditation mode and use “urge surfing” until the craving passes.  Urges come in powerful waves, which grow in intensity before they crash, but you can ride the waves instead of fighting them.  Breathe calmly and deeply while you observe your physical feelings and thoughts without judgment until they have passes.  Practice meditation daily in order to summon the techniques quickly whenever the urge strikes.
Now that I've lost weight, I've started binge eating. How can I stop?
Many people start to binge after dieting, especially if they lose weight rapidly. Researchers don't understand exactly how dieting and binge eating are related, but binging behavior can be reproduced in normal individuals who undergo "semi-starvation", which is another name for dieting. I recommend that you switch to the Intuitive Eating method for maintenance. That's where you eat according to your hunger and satiety signals as well as your food preferences. Read Intuitive Eating by Tribole and Resch, Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth, or Overcoming Overeating by Hirschmann and Munter to learn more
What is the psychological treatment for binge eating disorder?
Binge eating disorder is treated by a psychiatrist, psychologist, or a clinical social worker. Three types of treatment are commonly used: cognitive behavioral therapy to address thoughts and behaviors about eating and self-image, interpersonal psychotherapy, which helps people to look at their relationship patterns, and pharmacological therapy to deal with the underlying depression that affects 50 percent of binge eaters. Nutritional counseling by a registered dietitian is also useful, but it's important to address the psychological issues before focusing on eating and weight loss. Choose a treatment team with experience working with eating disorders. Learn how from the Guide to Eating Disorders at About.com.

Well your logic doesn't make any sense. If a person was to binge, Christmas is a really good excuse, just like Thanksgiving because as you should know bingeing one day doesn't effect anything let alone months of hard work as you say.............enjoy a good Christmas binge, just don't binge on the days leading up to Christmas or after......Of course a balaned diet would negate any worries about bingeing.....I know it's a stretch, but you might give that a try....j/k

That's gonna be miserable, and probably cause you to binge! I would just eat a small portion of every dish, and a sliver of pie or whatever dessert. I wouldn't totally deprive myself....Christmas is a time of good food!! You've gotta enjoy it!

This year i'm really looking forward to have a good ole pigout on Christmas Day.

Original Post by k_leyv714:

You DO realize that there is a way to balance out your calories, right? If you're only going to eat a little bit of turkey and salad the entire day, then you're not consuming enough food to be HEALTHY.

Just eat smart during the holidays. It's alright to eat a cookie or piece of cake, just don't go back for 3 more slices. It's okay to eat stuffing. I'm trying to make some of my recipes a little healthier. Maybe you could try that.

I'm going to allow myself either a maintenence day, or just add in one or two treats into my 1500 limit, because if I don't have that piece of fudge or snowball cookie, then it's just not Christmas!!!

 

 

 hello friend, i actually didn't mean to eat only turkey and a bit of salad in the entire day.  I meant i will eat turkey, and green salad when the christmas dinner is served, it might be at lunch or at night.  I won't eat all the other goodies that people in my family will eat on that day, like potato salad, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cake, rice, dinner rolls, etc.  The problem is that binge-eating destroys my fitness progress so much, any time i break the diet by eating thousands of calories i would gain like 3 lbs. of fat, and it destroys weeks and weeks of hard exercising, weight-training, jogging, walking etc.

I mean it's not wise to kill your self for weeks and then binge-eat and start the cycle again.

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Original Post by nycgirl:

Are you suggesting you plan to  eat very little ALL day?

 Not really, i will eat my diet breakfast, diet lunch and at night when my family eats the christmas dinner, i will just have turkey and salad. I didn't mean that i will eat only turkey and salad for the whole day, i can't do that, if i did that i would feel very tired, weak and hungry.

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Original Post by binge_eater:

I mean it's not wise to kill your self for weeks and then binge-eat and start the cycle again.

And yet this is the pattern that you seem to follow.

If I remember correctly, you had a very similar plan for Thanksgiving, and yet here you are saying that you binged that day anyway.

Maybe this is not such a good strategy. Just a thought.

There is another way, ya know: On Thanksgiving, I ate a reasonable portion of everything that I wanted (it was delicious!) and temporarily gained 1.5 pounds, which I promptly lost once I resumed my normal diet.

Original Post by theholla:

There is another way, ya know: On Thanksgiving, I ate a reasonable portion of everything that I wanted (it was delicious!) and temporarily gained 1.5 pounds, which I promptly lost once I resumed my normal diet.

Once again, the simplicity of it amazes me - don't make things off limits, eat a reasonable amount, take a short spike in weight in stride, and continue on a healthy eating pattern.

Crazy talk, theholla... simply crazy.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by binge_eater:

I mean it's not wise to kill your self for weeks and then binge-eat and start the cycle again.

And yet this is the pattern that you seem to follow.

Man and CC had gotten so peaceful.

So this time it's eat barely nothing.  Last time it was eat a pound of turkey and a ton of lettuce or something.

The OP is never gonna learn...

I also remember reading your posts on thanksgiving in which you had the exact same strategy and failed. Dont you think you should try a DIFFERENT strategy if you already failed the first time? I would suggest maybe cooking/baking one or 2 healthier recipes of something you like, like pumpkin pie and a cake for dessert so at least you have what to eat when you are sitting down for the meal with your mouth watering while everyone else at the table is eating what you want. Just a suggestion.

Look at his name guys.
"Binge_Eater"

No matter what the CC Community tells him, he continues to do the exact same thing every time. I think he's just content to stay on the path he's on.

 

I, personally, am looking forward to a piece of pie/cake/whatever my fmaily's making for dessert! And a small portion of whatever else looks good. >: D

"Lets all sneer and point fingers! Haha binge-eater and your silly ways. "

No. Stop it! Totally unnecessary and uncalled for. BingeEater wouldnt be here if he/she was fine with those habits. Be nice. Better yet, be helpful.

I read your first post and was looking at it from the same perspective that you wrote it. I figured the 2 other meals were understood in your post. Back to the original topic....

Any chance you could help make your family's Christmas dinner? Or bake a dish to bring with you? Even something as simple as broccoli with orange zest and red peppers would be festive (green and red?) and totally healthy AND tasty. Okay to me at least lol.  It would allow you to have more than 2 things on your plate too :)

I agree with the whole cooking thing. You could have a few dishes there that you feel a little more comfortable with. It really helps if there are small plates, and you can just put a little of everything on there. I also like to talk a lot and socialize, and my family often takes a walk after dinner. Gets you away from the stove and feeling less bloated if you did overeat. I think that trying to hold back is more likely to lead you to binging behavior. If you do blow it, the guilt will be worse and you will just feel like eating whatever. But if you have a reasonable plan, say aiming for maintenance cals- I am guessing well over 2000 for you as a male, that is so much less stress. It is not hard to stick to that reasonably. But just turkey and salad when there is great stuff around? Now that is difficult.

I have to agree with minimize-me: kicking binge-eater in the teeth is definitely the wrong way to go.  Don't you remember how much it hurt when someone criticized you for the way you ate.  Binge-eater has the right to eat how he sees fit whether we approve or not.  Some of you have given him some very good advice, and let's hope he takes it.  Let's hope that he hasn't resigned from CC because of having been too open about his holiday eating plans.

lovemytulip and minimize-me - take a look at this posters history. This isn't the first time we've heard from this guy, and yes, the first, second, and probably third time, people tried to help.

At this point, we just want to make sure nobody takes his advice.

Thank you Amethyst girl.  I guess I might have clued in if I'd paid more attention to his use of the word "diet" when describing his eating plans.

Still........I'm uncomfortable with combative replies.  After all we aren't judge/jury

Remember, it takes an excess of 3500 calories to gain one pound.  If you gain 3 pounds overnight, it's usually water retention.  The only way to gain 3 lbs of fat is to overeat in excess of 10,500 calories.  Since holiday foods are loaded with salt, a lot of what we call holiday "weight gain" is really due to excessive intake of salt.  The day after the holiday or overeating, I drink plenty of water and keep salt to a minimum.  The end result even after overeating, is that within 2-3 days my weight  levels off to what it was prior to overeating. 

How stressful the day will be for those who are so focused on denying themselves.  The stress will make you grumpy and no fun to be around.  I plan on eating what I want without binge eating.  Since I have been dedicated to my eating plan and my exercise plan, one day of sugar isn't going to make me fat.  No calorie counting on Christmas!

I too, intend to eat what I want on Christmas. Just not for the whole CHristmas season!

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we have family get togethers. Christmas Eve will be more problematic than Christmas Day; there is nothing unhealthy about turkey dinner! But Christmas Eve there will be a lot of cheese and crackers, chips and dip and appatizers. All my favorites! I intend to indulge myself by having a bit of everything I  want. But only a BIT of everything. No binging for me!

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