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Foods Is frozen yogurt good for diets? Aug 17 2011
22:39 (UTC)
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Who cares? It's delicious! Everything in moderation :)

Fitness a question for those of you who do not believe in spot reducing... Aug 16 2011
22:31 (UTC)
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I think you're getting a bit confused? "Spot reducing" is a term normally used when talking about losing weight, not gaining muscle. Obvs you can build up particular muscles by exercising more, but you can't lose weight from a certain spot by working out on it more.

Fitness How much exercise do you do? Aug 11 2011
11:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by natashabrand:

Ok, I will :) But I can do it at home right? Because I can't join a gym. I can search up some exercises on google and just try them? Exercises for arms/stomach/legs, butt, etc...

You can exercise / train any part of your body at home.

What I like to do in between ad breaks on tv, or before I go grab a snack, is a little set of execises that really work your muscles and take hardly any time.

Start with a minute in the plank position. Take 20 seconds break.

A minute of jumping jacks.

Straight into a minute of burpees. Another 20 second break (burpees are owie)

And then a minute of mountain climbers.

 

They provide a great strength / cardio combo. If you're doing them right your whole body should kill while doing them, and ache for a day or two afterwards until you get used to them. Oh, and they might give you a mild case of exercise tourettes too...

Fitness How much exercise do you do? Aug 11 2011
08:10 (UTC)
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Definitely get some weight training in there. Higher levels of muscle speed weight loss, so if you build your levels up your body's metabolism will speed  up too and you'll find the weight easier to lose :)

Fitness Becoming a runner... Aug 11 2011
07:57 (UTC)
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Check out the couch to 5k/10k programs. They use interval training to build up endurance. I used them a while ago three times every week and managed to build up to running for an hour non-stop. Once you've completed it then you can do it all over again swapping the walking for jogging and the jogging for sprinting to slowly build up speed. And it's freeeeee :D

Couldn't recommend it enough!

Cool running's C25K program

Motivation Good music Jul 28 2011
14:44 (UTC)
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DUBSTEPPPP. DRUM AND BASSSS.

Make for awesome working out motivation music. Anyone else have spotify? I have a gym playlist on there if anyone wants to trade :)

 

Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em (great song for warming up)

Cascada - Fever

Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger

Fake Blood - I Think I Like It

Ciara - Work

Shinichi Osawa - Push (Alex Gopher Remix)

Kid Sister - Right Hand Hi / Control

Mason vs. Princess Superstar - Perfect Exceeder

The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful (SebastiAn Remix)

Basement Jaxx - Raindrops

Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)

Health & Support support for binge eating - we can do this! Jan 18 2011
15:19 (UTC)
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Hiya,

Just checking in and looking for a bit of support. Like you all, I was never really overweight until university, decided to go on a diet, and a few months down the line I was underweight, exercising every other day, and surviving on 800 calories. Oops!

Then came the bulimia, which I'm still trying to get over. For the last few years I've been living through cycles where I watch everything I eat, end up eating now enough, go through a period of life/work-related stress, binge/purge most days, and gain the weight back on. You know the drill.

So I'm supposed to be doing some overseas volunteering so I started watching food a bit, ended up eating 800-900cals a day (Idiot). A few days ago I found out my Doctors still hadn't signed my forms due to a massively long waiting list and there's a good chance that I might be able to go away, after spending a good 1.5k on flights/kit/vaccines and a further 3k on the actual experience. Thus began the bingeing. It would normally last an average of 2 weeks but I've been learning to confront stress face on instead of blanking out my feelings by eating shedloads of junk.

I'd just like a few words of reassurance? My friends aren't very helpful when it comes to this kind of thing Frown

The Lounge The delightful Mr. Kenneth Tong - Pro anorexia "celeb". Jan 09 2011
23:41 (UTC)
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Original Post by r4eboxer:

Original Post by la_discotheque:

Original Post by ducati45:

Are you sure he isn't trolling? Like, with his whole life..hahaha. I can't take this seriously, magic size zero pill? lol crazy. 

Kinda.... but then I went through all of his twitpics. He's dedicated wayyy too much time to his douchey cause for it to just be a lifelong ubertroll. Methinks he's just a plain and simple, run-of-the-mill, standard fare attention-whore. Anything to get people to notice him.

Not gonna lie though, some of the stuff he gets sent his way; totally jealous.

Why do you know so much about him?

I don't really, but as I did mention before, he was on Big Brother in the UK and uploads a lot of stuff to twitpic.

The Lounge The delightful Mr. Kenneth Tong - Pro anorexia "celeb". Jan 09 2011
22:48 (UTC)
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Original Post by ducati45:

Are you sure he isn't trolling? Like, with his whole life..hahaha. I can't take this seriously, magic size zero pill? lol crazy. 

Kinda.... but then I went through all of his twitpics. He's dedicated wayyy too much time to his douchey cause for it to just be a lifelong ubertroll. Methinks he's just a plain and simple, run-of-the-mill, standard fare attention-whore. Anything to get people to notice him.

Not gonna lie though, some of the stuff he gets sent his way; totally jealous.

The Lounge The delightful Mr. Kenneth Tong - Pro anorexia "celeb". Jan 09 2011
21:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by kotov_syndrome:

If I'm going to be influenced by a guy, he's got to at least be good-looking.

How could anyone take him seriously? *haz a sad for all the people who do, in fact, take him seriously* :(

Good looking? No.

Rich? Incredibly.

He lives a seriously easy life and, provided girls are willing to open their legs to him, he'll give them a piece of the action. Apparently his previous exes get a very generous weekly allowance. Surprise surprise haha. Bluuuuurg!

Foods Fruits and Veggies part of your calorie limit? Jan 09 2011
17:53 (UTC)
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I never really log my green veggies but always log fruit. I normally eat about 300-400 calories worth a day so if I didn't that would be an extra 2100-2800 a week I didn't take into account.

And that's a LOT of cals to ignore!

Vegetarian Favorite Soups Jan 08 2011
23:33 (UTC)
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Seconded to the person who said make your own. Potatoes, vegetable stock, carrots, butternut squash, coriander, garlic, salt, pepper and some olive oil make for one nommy soup. If you make a load of it in one go you can freeze the extra and reheat it as and when :)

Foods healthy cheese? Jan 08 2011
23:16 (UTC)
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Low fat halloumi is amazing! A few thin slices, grillled and placed artfully over the top of a salad, in a pitta with a portobello mushroom, or with some leafy greens and tomatoes between two slices of bread is deeeeeelish.

Weight Loss Binging (Plan of Action) Jan 08 2011
23:01 (UTC)
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I can't remember what the actual name of this process is but it's a proper psychological technique to try and get people to stop engaging in behaviours like binge eating.

What you have to do is write down on a piece of paper:

  • The behaviour you want to change.
  • A specific time when you are most likely to carry out the behaviour (e.g. after you get home from work).
  • The specific place you usually carry out the activity.
  • Your usual feelings prior to carrying it out.

Once you've identified these things you should then think about what you would like to do instead of binging, for example you could count to 100, or grab a glass of water from the kitchen, and then see if you still feel the need to eat.

Creating an extremely specific plan of action like this is supposed to help you stamp out behaviours that have become a nasty habit, which I suppose is what binge eating has become to you by now.

Weight Loss How Much Coffee Do You Drink? Jan 02 2011
22:38 (UTC)
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An average of 6 cups a day I guess? It's almost all caffeine-free though- I just reallyyyyy like the taste :)

Foods What meal/foods make your day? Jan 01 2011
22:32 (UTC)
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Conveyor-belt sushi. Omnomnom.

Motivation what was your biggest binge? Jan 01 2011
21:18 (UTC)
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I've had an ED for the past 5 years and during that time there have been many, many binges. The worst that springs to mind right now though included:

  • A large stuffed-crust pizza
  • Ten mozzarella sticks
  • Two pieces of garlic bread
  • A tub of potato salad
  • Potato wedges
  • A veggie wrap
  • A portion of cheesy chips
  • Two belgian waffles
  • Two chocolate chip cookies
  • And a tub of Ben&Jerries to both ease it all down, and help it come back up later.

This was all in the space of about an hour. I literally thought my stomach was going to split open inside me. Woo!

Health & Support Someone posted this link to a list of types of disordered thinking and now I can't find it Dec 28 2010
20:37 (UTC)
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This is the original study:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3435133

 

Herman and Polivy have done loads of interesting research into dieting, restraint and counterregulation if you fancy a google.

The Lounge Movies that make you want to work out? Dec 28 2010
18:20 (UTC)
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Showgirls and Burlesque.

They're both majorly tacky, but films where most of the cast spend their time doing some serious sexydancing and wearing spangly costumes which leave little to the imagination always get me pumped.

The Lounge What would be your "Post Secret?" Oct 10 2010
19:35 (UTC)
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I have such a massive secret that if other people found out it could potentially destroy my future career and life.

 

... so no biggie.

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