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To over eat or not to over eat...


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Do you ever get days where you could eat a scabby rhinoceros ~ and that's just for starters! 

Today's been one of those days and it's been deeply unpleasant. While I've resisted over- munching, food has been uppermost on my mind and I hate that. My calorie counted meals/treats just haven't hit the spot.

I'm always going to battle with food because I love to eat and I love to eat 'bad' food in large quantities. Some days it's a hard slog not to go back to the trough! (I'm 100% not going to though!) I guess it's like being a reformed drug addict ~ the temptation is always there, some days worse than others. I wonder if it ever completely goes away?  From past experience of being slim for many years, I'm sad to say for me it doesn't! I wish I saw food as just a fuel and not such a delicious (emotionally and physically) experience.

What do you do to resist?

 

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Hit the gym or go on a long walk.... Anything to keep busy. Clean my house, play with the dogs etc
Original Post by jacq61:

Do you ever get days where you could eat a scabby rhinoceros ~ and that's just for starters! 

Today's been one of those days and it's been deeply unpleasant. While I've resisted over- munching, food has been uppermost on my mind and I hate that. My calorie counted meals/treats just haven't hit the spot.

I'm always going to battle with food because I love to eat and I love to eat 'bad' food in large quantities. Some days it's a hard slog not to go back to the trough! (I'm 100% not going to though!) I guess it's like being a reformed drug addict ~ the temptation is always there, some days worse than others. I wonder if it ever completely goes away?  From past experience of being slim for many years, I'm sad to say for me it doesn't! I wish I saw food as just a fuel and not such a delicious (emotionally and physically) experience.

What do you do to resist?

 

I gotta love the choice of words I so did a double take on that :P

On a bad day I let myself maintain if it has been over a week since my last maintain, if it is a bad week I try to workout even if I haven't for a over a week or if I have already worked out a bunch.

Tricks through out a day (especially since I don't work right now too much idle time), up the oral care, I give a few more brushing and such or work on any body neglect (hair, nails, have a nice bath, etc), volunteer for some  task (from helping my friend with her kids, walking the dog or someone else's dog, chores, etc) or I have a date with my water bottle :P

I have to keep my brain, hands, mouth or body busy to get out of the funk.

It sounds like you deal with it in the same way as me Hollow ~ It looks like we'll have to keep brushing/flossing and maintaining until somebody comes up with delicious calorie free food ~ heaven!!!

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I chew gum. I got the the idea from people who quit smoking and say they just need to be putting something to their lips, for me the craving is mostly I want to be chewing something. So I bought like 10 different flavors of gum (bubblegum is my fave) and chew gum like 3-4 times a day. I try to buy the ones that are sugar free and most sticks of gum are <5 cals. I was amazed how much it helps me not crave junk.I also like to make fancy teas cause I generally sip them slowly and it keeps the craving at bay for a little while, cause i'm still getting to enjoy something...

Hope that helps :)

Thanks Niki! I chew gum too and yes sometimes it does help but today wasn't one of them LOL. Today I just wanted to face plant a trough! However I got through it with copious cups of coffee which did the trick ~ the downside of that is it's now 12.18 am and I'm raring to go! The upside is I'm not hungry anymore though ;) Hopefully tomorrow will be a different kind of day.

Firstly - LMAO at the scabby rhinoceros ...you just made my morning Laughing

Secondly - i know exactly what you mean. When I'm happy I eat , when I'm sad I eat , when I'm stressed I eat. I LOVE food and I love to cook and to eat. I think it has reached borderline addiction where i just constantly need my mouth to be busy :X

I have found that honestly the only way is if i am busy (tough to wangle when preparing for exams which consists of being at my desk , in my room at home a lot...eurgh) so if it's laundry , a manicure , spring cleaning , sorting out stuff etc it distracts me and keeps me out the kitchen for a bit. 

Also drink plenty tea and coffee (prob not a good thing) and have taken to sucking on sugar free herbal boiled sweets or drinking lots of water with lemon juice and splenda. 

Sometimes i find that doing tummy crunches feels good and somehow makes me not want to fill my 'flat' tummy. 

Also addicted to watching this british show (find the episodes on youtube loaded by user Ermmtv) called Supersize vs Superskinny. Whenever i watch this i always think what if it was me with the feeding tube of a weeks worth of food? What would someone say if they saw what i have eaten and they were made to eat it? This makes me want to be more mindful about my eating and helps me not to overeat. 

 

one day at a time...

keeping busy is definitely the key! When I've got a full day then it's so much easier but alas that's not always possible. I also suck boiled sweets and find that works too!

I'm British so I always watch supersize v superskinny ~ in fact watching an episode of that was one of the many things that gave me the impetus to start this weight loss journey!

I haven't tried the crunches, but I'm going to give that a go!

Try on clothes! Putting on clothes that I have bought for my slimmer self always make me feel fantastic and motivate me not to put anything unhealthy in my body. 

That said, sometimes if your body wants to eat, you have to feed it. Low calorie vegetable soups and fruity teas really help me. 

Have you ever tried chia seeds? They are little seeds with lots of nutrients that you can toss into foods. They increase the nutrient content of your food and they puff up in your stomach which helps to keep you feeling full. I really like them and they are also full of Omega-3s!

Yes I'm turning into a bit of a clothes horse myself!! I love my new wardrobe and have been far too indulgent and spent far too much on clothes LOL. I've heard of chia seeds but not tried them. I'm more than willing to give them a go!

I bought some fibre capsules a while back (hoping they would bulk out and fill my tummy!) and took them ~ Idly leafing through the instruction leaflet I then read that you should drink loads of water with them as there's a possibility they could stick in your oesophagus and choke you!! OMG!! I'm such a panicker I immediately started feeling my airway shutting down and I was gasping for air. I thought I was dying! I gulped down so much water I then started a second panic thinking I was dying of water intoxication! Chia seeds don't come with any special instructions do they? :P

haha..you're too funny....

I'm from South Africa but we had BBC Prime...which i miss in Switzerland! But Youtube is the answer for that fix...i spend waaaaay too much time watching series on youtube :?

Viva Supersize vs Superskinny and chia seeds and instruction booklets!! Laughing

Ha! No, nothing too crazy happens with chia seeds. You can soak them in water and they puff up and become sort of gelatinous or you can just eat them dry and they'll puff up in your stomach. But they're tiny! So no danger of choking on them or exploding your stomach.

If you use them in their gelatinous state, you can add them to muffins and cookies to replace part of the butter which makes the recipe far healthier. I made some oatmeal-craisin-chia cookies for dinner this evening. Nom nom!

(No, I don't work for a company that sells chia seeds, just recently discovered their glory.)

Watched an episode of Supersize v. Superskinny after reading this. Very interesting and motivational!

My sister lives in SA (Cape Town) Smile

Seeds sourced online and ordered so I'm looking forward to giving them a go!

Sparklystark I'm glad you gained some motivation from Supersize v superskinny!

 

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