Posts by obbybobby
|Weight Loss||ate the cake||Aug 19 2012
|I agree with the others. Ask your family to be a bit more considerate. Secondly, if there is cake in the house and you know you will have to have some, make room for it in your meal plan, ie, sacrifice other calories for the cake. If you allow room for treats every now and again you wont feel so desperate in the face of temptation|
|Weight Loss||I do not need to snack, I do not need to snack, I do not need to... Noooooo!||Aug 19 2012
|When you think you can't last another minute without munching on something.... - drink some fizzy water - occupy your mind with something else. Preferably exercise. Leave the house and go for a walk. Hoover. Do the dishes. Sort out a cupboard. Anything. Still desperate? - chew a piece of extra strong gum - chop up a few sticks of celery and crunch those - make yourself a herbal tea ( no milk/ sugar unless you add it to your calorie total ofcourse) Still desperate? You probably just need to eat that dinner!|
|Weight Loss||Help! Not losing weight...||Aug 19 2012
|Weight loss is not impossible, its just very hard work. Its great you are doing exercise, keep it up! I would try something new too. Swimming or tennis or bike riding too for variety and so you don't get bored. Secondly, take a secong look at your calorie intake. Double check nutrition labels. If you have a slice of cake, it might say "200 cal per serving", but that is for a really tiny slice, and the reasonable sized slice you and me might cut could be three or four times as many calories. The same applies to other foods too. Also make sure you are not drinking calories in the form of squash, juice, alcohol and fizzy drinks. Another culprit could be picking. You go into the kitchen to the dishes, and there is some food on the side. You have a nibble. Or, a friend has a nice looking dinner and you sample a bit. Or your partner doesnt finish his dinner so you finish it instead. Those nibbles might seem like nothing, but when it happens here and there over the course of a week, the calories can really mount up. Persist, and there is no reason why you won't start to see results.|
|Weight Loss||intermittent fasting?||Aug 19 2012
IF is a really good way to lose weight, and what is so great about it is the flexibility. Basically, you can achieve results with any method providing your weekly calorie consumption is below maintenance. I think people get on so well with it because one or two days of fasting, followed by a normal day of eating is much less daunting than months on end of calorie restriction.
All commenting on this thread so far seem to be getting on well with IF, and that's fantastic. BUT I would just like to point out that if you have an obsessive/compulsive personality or have history of eating disorders, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. please don't be tempted by IF because the cycle can quickly spin out of control.
The bbc horizon programme (which is on youtube now) suggested that fasting could improve health and life expectancy (currently unproven in humans)
. If you do not need to lose weight, but want to try intermittent fasting for these benefits, then you need to work out how many calories you consume in a week to maintain, minus the fasting days, then divide the remaining calories over the remaining days.
2500 calories per day X 7 = 17,500
- 2 fasting days at 500 calories = 16,500
16,500 / 5 = 3,300 calories per day
you probably all know this already but just incase :)
But anyway, good luck with IF everyone!
|Maintaining||Calorie burn meter & calorie target on CC?||May 19 2012
|I really wouldn't rely on the advice given by this tool. It advises me to eat 2400 calories a day, but actually I am maintaining on 3500.|
|Health & Support||The Big 3000?||May 12 2012
Ive done this twice now with two very different experiences.
Round one: kept exercising, only ate 2500, never challanged my ed with fear foods, and often felt the need to just eat and eat but I wouldnt let myself. It took a year to gain weight, and by the end of it I was physically better, but mentally still just as disordered. Anorexia still controlled me and as soon as I wasn't being watched so closely any more I went right back into restricting, and gradually dropping down to my lowest weight.
Round two: decided 12 years of my life have been wasted already. I was sick and tired of everything. It was either live in misery and isolation until I died, or try and get my life back. I gradually increased my intake, 2500-2700-3000-3500. Eating 3500 was more uncomfortable, there were times at first when I felt so sick i thought it was impossible to put another thing in my mouth ever again. But this passes with persistance and your body adjusts. I have not felt the need to "binge" i believe because my body is satisfied with the amount I am feeding it. My recovery weight now compared to round one is exactly the same, if a Little more toned. My hair, nails, skin have become healthy again much quicker than before. The initial pouch I gained on my stomach is redistributing and everything is becoming more porportioned. There are days when I dont like what I see in the mirror, but i think Its just about adjusting. Equally there are days when I can feel proud of my body. Most importantly, I know that there is no oart of me that would hand my life back over to anorexia. It still taunts me, but I am in control now. I can maintain a healthy body and feel happy. I think you should go for it. You have to ignore your brain and everything it tells you, you have to treat your body, spoil it rotten with all the nutrients it has been deprived of and more. If you treat your body well now, it will reward you more later.
|Weight Gain||eating so much but not gaining||May 05 2012
|I know its hard to believe, 3000 sounds impossible, but believe me! Its necessary. Im 5"7 too and am eating 3500 calories. At first I gained 1 or 2 pounds a week on this, but as I get closer and closer to my goalweight, it is slowing, now I gain 1/2 a pound. Its bot unhealthy. Its making up for the millions of calories you havnt eaten during your ed. no exercise, at 106lbs your body can't afford to expend any energy. Vry light stretches/yoga is all I would recommend.|
|Weight Gain||anorexia recovery meal plan||May 03 2012
Your revised meal plan is slightly better than your first, and is a step in the right direction, but not enough for recovery!
If I have oatabix, I eat 5, with a banana, 50g nuts and 500ml milk. other cereals such as museli are less bulky but have better calories. Add milk to your tea, fruit alongside your chcolate bar, 3 slices of bread at lunch, or cook 75g (dry weight) pasta/ rice/couscous ect which are less bloating. Get a higher calorie cereal bar or swap it for a big bowl of cereal and lots of milk. Scrap the ready meals! They lack good nutrients and are way way way tooooo low in calories for someone in reovery. A 300 calorie ready meal would make a decent snack, but for a meal you need more lie 700 calories. Huge potatoes/ pasta/ rice/ cous cous/ quinoa/ barley/ bulgar wheat/ noodles ect ect ect tuna/ salmon/ chicken/ turkey/ mince/ lamb/ sausages/ steak ect ect ect and lots of vegetables. Always have a Lovely dessert, maybe add some natural yoghurt alongside your scone and add an extra tablespoon on nutella. Make milkshakes, drink pure fruit juices. Make your own muffins, adding ingredients you like. Your body needs everything it can get. It will feel uncomfortable, un natural, it will feel like too much, but trust me, it isnt. Ive been there and im so pleased i went whole heartedly for recovery. Go for it and good luck.
|Health & Support||Nutrients||May 03 2012
|Mine are never all green either. Like the others have said, it's not that precise. Im not sure its even possible to have a day where all the nutrients are at a perfect level, some days you will have more of one thing, another you may have less- it's better to just eat a varied diet and look at an average over a long period of time. I used to get quite obssessive about this sort of thing, but look at it this way, the majority of people never ever give macro nutrients a second thought. My brother for example probably doesnt even know what a carbohydrate is, but he is still fit and functioning well!|
|Maintaining||Post Eating disorder, discuss and share advice HERE on how YOU are coping with MAINTENANCE||May 02 2012
|Hello :) i have a question about maintenance that's confusing me. Right now I am eating 3500 calories a day. Yesterday I weighed myself and had only gained 1lb in the last two weeks. My weight gain doesnt need to be as rapid now because im about 1 or 2 lbs away from my goal weight. What I don't get is, at this rate my maintnance will be about 3000 calories a day. This seems alot, but then again I just can't believe how little people are maintaining on here. Why is this?|
|Weight Gain||Weight Gainers How Much Did you Gain Today 4/30||May 01 2012
|3128? Why such a specific number??|
|Weight Gain||When will I start seeing changes||May 01 2012
|Everyone is different, but generally the first 5-10lbs are un noticable. You might experience bloating but dont mistake this for actual weight gain. I started to notice the difference in my legs after about 7lbs.|
|Health & Support||all or nothing.||Apr 30 2012
|Eating 1500 calories a day is not enough. Thats not recovery, its starvation. Bed bound old ladies need more than that to survive. I understand your situation, but Let me explain what happened to me and I hope it will encourage you to take the advice on CC seriously. So the first time i recovered, i only allowed myself 2000 calories a day. I gained on this to a healthy weight. However, along the way, I had the exact same tendancies to binge all the time, always wanted to eat food even if I wasnt physically hungry. Tis eventually lead to me feeling scared to eat again, and back I lost all the weight I had gained. About 6 months ago I made the dcision to recover again, and this time I wanted it to be properly. For the first two weeks i ate 2500 calories every day, then 2800, then 3000 by the end of the first month. I gained the same on 2500 as I did on 3000. I decided i wanted to get to a healthy weight quicker, so I increased to 3500, which allowed to me gain about 1lb a week at first, but after a while only 1/2 an lb. so any way, i reached the same goal weight on both amounts. Eating more didnt make my body gain in a freakish way or anything, and there were no negative things i can think of that came as a result of eating more. Howver i really noticed a difference in my attitude towards food. Once I was eating 3000 I never felt the need to binge, I didn't think about food so much, and I was able to just enjoy what I made and leave it there. I really belive this was because my body was satisfied with the energy I was giving it- enough to gain and repair. I now maintain on around 3000 calories with only light excercisefrom time to time. I didnt binge throughout the whole recovery process and feel so much better about everything compared to my last recovery (at the end of which I maintained on 1800). So anyway, please please please go for recovery properly. It is better for your mind, body and health in the long run :)|
|Health & Support||BMI of 17.1, but 21 inch thighs?||Apr 26 2012
|Those are tiny measurements.|
|Weight Gain||suggestions welcome||Apr 22 2012
|Easy ways I find calories- Use whole / full fat milk Nuts / seeds- 50g contains essential fatty acids, a good amount of protein, vitamins and minerals, and around 300 cals. - salmon filletts grilled, oven baked, poached, however you fancy, is a calorie dense food. - muesli and porridge has more calories than puffed cerals like rie crispies or cornflakes, but still, remember to have large portions - have seconds every time - bake your own energy muffins with added protein powder, fruits, nuts ect - dried fruit has more calories than the equivalent of fresh fruit. - drink your calories. Fruit juices, milk, smoothies are easier to sip throughout the day -avoid eating empty calories, for example, fizzy drinks (these bloat you and make you feel full) salads (unless you use a good olive oil based dressing) watery fruit like watermelon. Erm, there is much more, just experiment- try foods you have never tasted before, treat yourself to more nice meals at restaurants!|
|Weight Gain||how many cals to gain||Apr 22 2012
|All the information you need to know can be found in the bold posts at the top of this forum. You are no exception to the 3000 calorie rule, and if anything, because you are young and tall, should be aiming for more. There is no limit for you right now, and as florence has pointed out, your target weight should be 118lbs (54kg) to begin with, but you will probably find 55/56kg a better minimum weight. Look in the "weight gainers, what did you eat today?" for meal plan inspiration.|
|Health & Support||Eating......with a blocked nose?||Apr 22 2012
|Do not go back. That would be a bad idea. You just have to bite the bullet like you say. Maybe try drinking more of your calories in the form of smoothies, shakes soups ect. Try foods that have a texture to make up for the lack of taste. Ice cream is good because it will feel nice and cool on your throat, equally yoghurts and stuff. I know its horrible, and probably feels un natural to eat right now, but soldier through it, your body needs even more energy than at normal Points in your recovery now because it is working hard to fight off this illness. you will feel well again soon!|
|Books||What's your favourite book?||Apr 21 2012
|books are possibly my favourite thing ever. looking at my book shelf now is like looking at a little timeline. Each book reminds me of what was going on in my life at the time. When I was younger I fell in love with Phillip Pullman's "the northern lights" and that book really kick started my love of reading. "mona in the promised land" was great. Oh no, I really want to list all the books on my shelf but that will just take forever. SO many good ones, and from this forum lots more to add to the reading list!|
|Health & Support||Why is my body so disproportioned now?||Apr 20 2012
|Clearly, your eating disorder is still distorting your view of your body. You may feel out of proportion but I swear no one else sees you like that. 34-25-33 are tiny measurments, and ARE proportionate! What do you think they should be? 40-10-30 or something? I dont agree with comparing ourselves to other people, but it might give you some perspective to know that "ideal" measurements for models are basically your measurements.|
|Health & Support||Clothing and Gain Question||Apr 17 2012
|If you a teenager, the most likey reason is because you have grown! Dont worry about it. Body shape changes alot throughout our lives, it doesnt mean you have gained fat.|