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Recipes How much ground beef for a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes + 14 oz of diced tomatoes? (for chili) Oct 10 2011
06:44 (UTC)
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Thanks for the replies guys. :-) but I don't do added sugar or beans so I'll leave those out.

Health & Support Would it best for me to delete my Calorie Count account? May 03 2011
23:57 (UTC)
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I just would like to say thank you all for the replies. I thought this thread got deleted. Thankfully, I don't count anymore and I'm feeling a bit better about my relationship with food. Sunny days are ahead. Hopefully.

Young Calorie Counters Do you binge at all? How much if you do? [TEENS WHO OCCASIONALLY BINGE!] Apr 21 2011
05:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by laurienem:

Original Post by criminahull:

I tend to binge while I'm on home from college... I think I associate home with feeling comfortable and loved which my mind likes to pair with food... a whole lot of it. College is work and isolation to me so I have no desire to eat much there. I'm 4 days into my spring break and everyday is a constant battle to not overeat. I was good for 2 days out of the 4... I'm just physically and psychologically recovering from my worst binge yet... the worst part is, I can't seem to pinpoint any psychological triggers! I just get this compulsion to eat as much as possible in a set amount of time (1 hr). I'm embarrassed to say this binge eating disorder is probably the toughest challenge I have faced in my 20 years on this earth! Anybody got any tips? I just wanna have a healthy relationship with food...

This sounds JUST like me. Last time I was home, though, I ate so much in a short amount of time that I was bloated and insanely uncomfortable for two full days. It was mostly on cereal, crackers and nuts, and honestly, none of those things have looked appealing to me since. I dunno if that means I'll have "kicked the habit", but I'm hopeful. 

Basically the thing that helps me is to drink tea, and to just get the heck out of the kitchen and go to bed. I don't get the munchies unless I'm in the kitchen alone, usually late at night after everyone else has gone to bed, and I think "oh...well one bowl of cereal/handful of crackers won't do any harm" and that ends up being about 4 bowls and countless handfuls. If I don't go into the kitchen at night (usually I get home late) and just go to bed, or at least go somewhere far away from the kitchen, I can't be bothered to go fix myself anything and stop thinking about it soon. That's how I know it's just a silly craving and not actual hunger. 

The problem with me is when I'm back home I seem to have absolutely no control when I enter binge mode. It's like my mind goes on autopilot and completely ignores the foods I usually eat to quell the cravings (tea, apples, oranges, etc) and instead goes straight for the crap (donuts, cookies, pastries, etc). I do so many ridiculous things to try to prevent myself from binging the next day but it's so damn hard not to! I tried "hiding" the stuff I know I binge on, but in my moments of weakness I get in a possessed state and go straight for the crap! Today I was doing so well until a family member decided to bring back sweets from an Italian pastry shop in NYC (my ABSOLUTE favorite stuff to binge on) You must have developed some awesome self control to simply dismiss the "silly cravings"! Ugh, I know one day I'll reach that point but for now it is absolute hell. Just pure hell. At least tomorrow's a new day though.

Young Calorie Counters Do you binge at all? How much if you do? [TEENS WHO OCCASIONALLY BINGE!] Apr 20 2011
04:13 (UTC)
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I tend to binge while I'm on home from college... I think I associate home with feeling comfortable and loved which my mind likes to pair with food... a whole lot of it. College is work and isolation to me so I have no desire to eat much there. I'm 4 days into my spring break and everyday is a constant battle to not overeat. I was good for 2 days out of the 4... I'm just physically and psychologically recovering from my worst binge yet... the worst part is, I can't seem to pinpoint any psychological triggers! I just get this compulsion to eat as much as possible in a set amount of time (1 hr). I'm embarrassed to say this binge eating disorder is probably the toughest challenge I have faced in my 20 years on this earth! Anybody got any tips? I just wanna have a healthy relationship with food...

Foods Asking Almond Lovers Mar 24 2011
16:51 (UTC)
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Can anyone here DESCRIBE to me the taste of almonds? I've been eating plain ones to quell hunger pangs midday for the past few months, but I feel like I cannot sufficiently describe a flavor. Maybe my tastebuds don't pick up the almondness?

Maintaining . Mar 22 2011
03:37 (UTC)
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oh my god. this topic is exactly what my problem is. i just want some middleground... there's so much back and forth with my eating habits it's driving me nuts...

i know the cause of my binging, but I just can't seem to stop! i tell myself, "ok this is just one time, tomorrow's a new day" but this is my third day of having an uncontrollable binging episode  and i'm feeling terrible. i never thought it would get to a point this low. never thought i would look for help on a forum for weight loss. do you know the exact reason why you're binging? i decided to be proactive and toss the foods I was feasting on (ice cream, cookie dough, cake, etc.) now that most of it's gone, I pray i'm able to control myself tomorrow.

if you ever resolve your issue, let me in on the secret. Tongue out 

Weight Loss Post Workout Snack Mar 18 2011
03:36 (UTC)
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I usually pop a boiled egg white or two after exercising. You can also microwave 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters with some chopped peppers and onions to make a surprisingly quick and tasty omelette for like 60 calories.

Foods Yummy or Yucky? Mar 17 2011
20:24 (UTC)
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yum.

warm, gooey panetonne bread pudding!

Foods shirataki noodles Mar 16 2011
18:52 (UTC)
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Most health food stores have them... I think.

Maintaining binge week... help! Mar 16 2011
03:54 (UTC)
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The reason you binged is most likely cause you've cut those foods out of your life... same thing happened to me when I went back for a short break... pizza, pie, chocolate, mmm can't say it wasn't tasty though! Just return to normal when you get back to school and you should be fine. Eating poorly over the long term results in weight gain, not some relatively short chunk of time like a week.

Maintaining Never hungry on high protein diet Mar 16 2011
03:50 (UTC)
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Same here! I rarely get over 1400 calories according to Calorie Counter, but I never feel starved or deprived. I feel like I'd have to force myself to eat more it seems.

Weight Loss Eat whatever you want?? Yeah right! Mar 15 2011
04:58 (UTC)
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I too share a ferocious sweet tooth... if someone brings home an apple pie, they better plan on it being gone in the morning! Thing is, I have these isolated binges only here and there, all while restricting and I've maintained since August of '10. It's just not realistic to not eat the foods you love! Thing is, you gotta get right back on track the next day. Plan out your day in the logger even, I know it helps me keep peace of mind.

So no, it's not a good idea to completely limit yourself. Especially with desserts! Can you imagine being at a party watching everyone devouring the rich, decadent chocolate cake while you're sitting their munching on... I don't know, rice cakes? Sounds like hell to me. You could always plan your day to have just a salad for lunch and a very light breakfast to "prepare" for a high calorie dinner out.... only the long term matters. One little break is not gonna hurt. I love food too much to limit myself to just salad and egg whites! (though they're what I eat 90% of the time haha) 

 

Foods Food swap Feb 27 2011
22:15 (UTC)
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I stopped reading at swapping spinach for iceberg lettuce? I don't like how it tries to make you feel bad about eating salad!

Young Calorie Counters Okay when you're tempted...what do you do??? Feb 26 2011
04:04 (UTC)
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Food porn. I'm not kidding! Tongue out Take a look for yourself.

http://foodporndaily.com/

Recipes Low calorie and healthy breakfast and lunch? Feb 26 2011
03:59 (UTC)
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Breakfast ideas:

Egg White/Substitute omelette

-1/2 cup chopped peppers and onions

-1 small Banquet Turkey Sausage, chopped

-1/2 cup of egg whites or egg substitute

Cook the peppers and onions in a bit of cooking spray, then put aside. Then chopped the heated sausage into little pieces, and then put aside. Then heat a medium pan over medium-low heat and add your eggs. Wait until the bottom starts to firm, then add your peppers, onions, and sausage in the middle of the egg. When you think you are able to, fold the egg over itself to create a semicircle (think what a typical omelet looks like LOL) and cook a bit longer so the inside heats up and cooks... and wahla! a fantastic, tasty, filling omelet all for about 150 calories! 

Lunch idea:

Tuna tacos!

-2 oz of tuna, drained and flaked

-1 small soft taco tortilla (you can find these for about 80 calories each)

-some tasty salsa

-chopped peppers, onions, etc

Assemble the stuff into a taco! It's incredibly fresh and tasty.

 

Side idea:

Black bean and corn mix

-1/2 cup of canned corn

-1/2 cup of canned black beans

-lime juice

-salt and pepper

-olive oil

Drain the corn, and beans and combine. Add a bit of lime juice and olive oil if desired, then sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Delicious, healthy side dish that functions as a salad topping and a taco filling as well!

Young Calorie Counters How has your calorie counting affected your life? Feb 20 2011
09:58 (UTC)
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The caloriecounter is fantastic until someone lays out an apple pie and a sausage pizza on the kitchen table for when you walk into the house at 12 am. This may or may not have happened today.

Undecided

Health & Support Anorexia/ Binge Eating Disorder Feb 20 2011
07:11 (UTC)
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gah... I hate the "all or nothing" way of thinking. I eat one piece of pie and then my mind goes, "just eat half the pie, you already screwed up!". I eat so well for weeks at a time, then I come back home to all this decadent, terrible terrible food and I just can't help myself from eating everything in sight... when i think of it, my fingers turn to fists! 

Recipes New spin on old (and high calorie) favorites? Feb 12 2011
05:20 (UTC)
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Wow, those sound awesome, especially the yogurt.

And I'm with you on more dessert! 

Recipes Whats YOUR favourite low cal breakfast?? Feb 12 2011
03:27 (UTC)
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3/4 cup of egg beaters= 90 calories

1/2 cup of chopped fresh peppers and onions= I don't even measure them...

1 slice of fat free american cheese= 30 calories

And you've got yourself a huge omelet for about 125 calories. It's probably a good idea to add a piece of toast in there for your grains. This meal fills me up for both breakfast and dinner... who doesn't like omelets!?

Foods if you had to eat ONE food for the rest of your life? Feb 12 2011
03:10 (UTC)
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Yogurt... I live my day looking forward to each blissful 6 oz. container of the stuff.

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