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Moonie wrote:Drink lots of water! Has been helping me soo far to try and recognize when I’m actually thirsty opposed to hungry.
I can relate! But unlike u I don't have a medical condition but doesn't mean that I haven't binged on just as much food! I’m pretty much @ the same point as u (in weight, and this is my 1st wk!), so I look forward to hearing Ur progress, best of luck!
EvilWombatQueen wrote:Welcome to the forum, Strawberry! It sounds like your bingeing is triggered by hormonal changes. I don't know much about PCOS, but I know there are a few sufferers here on the forum. Maybe one of them can give you advice on how to cope. Have you spoken to your GP about it? While you don't get your period regularly perhaps some form of hormonal medication such as the pill would stop your hormones from fluctuating so wildly.
Stop beating yourself up over yesterday. After all, that was the day before you joined the forum when you were still floundering out in the wilderness. Now you're here amongst friends I'm sure you'll do better! You know what's triggering your binge eating and that's half the battle won. Now the only thing is to find a way to control your impulses. Could you substitute another form of chocolate? There are low-fat hot chocolate mixes you could try, or even adding cocoa to a healthy bran filled muffin mixture may be enough to beat the craving. Have you tried switching to dark chocolate? It is so strongly flavoured it's difficult to binge on and it gives you an even bigger chocolate kick so you can eat less and still satisfy those cravings.
Good luck! I'm sure you'll be seeing success in no time!
lng86 wrote:Welcome to the forum and best wishes on your weight loss journey.
Thank you for your kind comments left on my threads. I really appreciate it.
You'll reach your goal sooner than you think. Just take it one day at a time!
Strawberry wrote:I do so poorly at this, my water intake is so low. I will have to increase it. During summer its fine, when its cold though its hard to get the water intake up. How do you keep it up?
Thanks for wishing me luck. I plan on using this online progress page to keep me accountable and to be honest. I can write whatever I please without have to worry about being judge. Best of luck in your quest to shed the kilos too! Moonie, just being a sticky beak, how much weight do you want to shed?
EvilWombatQueen wrote:I'm sorry your hormones are still giving you hell. It must be so frustrating not to be able to do anything about it. I hope TTOTM finishes soon so you can get back to normal quickly!
Yay you for walking your dog to the dog park instead of driving. It's all those little decisions that add up to create a new healthy lifestyle! And if you continue to incorporate small changes like that into your daily routine imagine how much extra exercise you'll be getting by the end of the year! So good on you. You might be feeling down but you're really well on your way to achieving your goals!
When it comes to eating I have a system for those times I just want to eat crap. If I figure I'm going to eat rubbish anyway I just give myself permission to eat rubbish. HOWEVER I make it on the provision that I eat a good portion of healthy food first. If I want oven chips for dinner I'm allowed to, but half my plate has to be steamed veggies and 1/4 of the plate has to be healthy lean proteins. If I want some chocolate I have to have two pieces of fruit first. Then at least you're too full to completely pig out on junk. I find that if I eat rubbish while I'm hungry it's inevitable that I eat a whole days' worth of calories in one sitting. If I force myself to eat healthy food not only is there less room for the naughty stuff, but over time you find yourself craving the healthy food just as much as the treats! Maybe it's the taste-buds getting reprogrammed, or maybe it's a subliminal link because the fresh food is followed by a treat, but I find it works and doesn't damage the diet as much as junk food alone.
So rather than looking at eliminating bad food, would it be easier to start adding more healthy food? That way you're not really eliminating or forbidding anything. It's more like adding new things rather than taking anything away.
Good luck! I hope you start feeling better soon.
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