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I've PUT ON 5 kilos due to binge eating...

Postby zoeh » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:23 pm

I feel so disgusting my stomach is so podgy and i have a pair of pants where when i try and zip it up on the side theres this layer of fat in the way, like literally i can grab at it and pull it, its just fat it doesnt stretch out when i dance or move or anything.

Now I have 15kgs to lose instead of 10

Does anyone else stand in a mirror and go,

what the hell happened?

I need a good dietician or something or a good program. Does anyone know a good dietician in Melbourne or a good program to eat based around? My body cannot break down much protein, it is pretty sensitive so its hard to go on a high protein diet.
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Postby Sassygirl » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:37 pm

Oh I hear ya Zoeh. I have worn clothes one week and then have them not fit me the next. Last year I lost 12 kilos and was doing so well with only 6 kilos to go - now I have 15 kilos to lose. So don't lose hope - just tell yourself "I can lose it". We are all here to help anyway we can!! :lol:
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Postby tess88 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:49 pm

Hi Zoeh
Thats exactly whats happened to me at the moment i have been bingeing badly and thus has resulted in a gain and im too scared to see how much but god my clothes are much tighter! it feels horrible and it has to stop because its nothing but abusing our bodies! We must love ourselves :)
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Postby Ally » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:06 pm

The best thing to do is to just take one day at a time. I think it would benefit you to ask yourself why are you binging?? TAke the time to sit quietly and work out the reason you started (there is usually a reason behind it) write it all down...your thoughts and feelings etc and then try and re-evaluate your position from there. Try and sort out simple solutions to help you not get in that position again, or to put a stop to it quickly if those bad eating habits return.....none of us are perfect and the weight loss journey is a bloody hard one...We are here for you mate, don't give up, you CAN do this!
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Postby Jisgone » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:21 pm

are u eating enough good foods zoeh? i find when im hungry i will binge on whatever is closest to me (i just found some chocolate covered fruit and nuts on the bench - uh oh :P)
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Postby KimE » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:46 pm

As Ally said it's good to work out why you are bingeing and also look for 'triggers' old habits and things that make you go to the fridge even if you are not hungry.

Also I agree with Jewles. I eat every 2-3 hours these days and find I am rarely really hungry as when I get to that point I will eat pretty much anything within arms reach. Even now this can still happen if I am super hungry but I have learnt to go for the best choice available...which works most of the time. :roll:
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:13 pm

i agree with ally- these things happen zoeh they arent the end of the world mate we all believe you can shed that weight whether it was higher when you started or higher now. you are here on this forum for a reason and we are going to support you every step of the way.
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Postby Justjudy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:38 pm

Zoeh, Ally and Kim are right, you need to work out why you are doing this to yourself.

Do you keep a journal? I have found over the last few months, that it can be a great tool for discovering yourself. If you can work out the triggers to the bingeing, you can work out strategies to deal with or avoid the triggers.

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Postby zoeh » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:28 pm

Justjudy: Yep I keep a journal but when I pig out I dont put that block of chocolate in because I know i've done bad and i know what days I've been bad.. I've started taking 5HTP from my naturopath because I think I binge because of low serotonin levels. WHich is why I find it hard when I eat lots of protein... Protein can block serotonin levels so when I go on a diet high in protein I end up getting sick and I pig out on chocolate which increases serotonin levels and I never feel bad when I do it because I finally feel good. Hopefully the 5HTP will help.


kate_turner2000: Thanks! the people on here are the most supportive and encouraging and friendly people I've ever come across. Well I didnt eat that donut or chocolate today and I faced the number on the scales so maybe its a turning point back around.


KimE: You are right, lately I havent been eating dinner on Mon, Tues and Wednesday due to classes I have outside of work and I have put on weight... When I do eat it takes longer to feel full because I hadn't eaten for so long so I better start putting some nuts to nibble in my bag. Sometimes you need someone pointing this stuff out before you stand back and go, Oh yeah!! I knew that!


Jewles: I get home late on Mon Tues and Wed and I find myself eating some toast or something right before i get to bed when I should really be eating properly so I dont eat right before I sleep. You are right, remove temptation and keep healthy snacks...


Ally: Thanks! I have listened to everyone and you know when you look at the scales you go OH MY GOD WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?!?!? then you tell people (ie on here) and they tell you directly what to do and you sort of calm down and go ok, I can do this... and really keep your weight loss in your mind so next time when you look at the scales I think, I worked for that number...


tess88 & Sassygirl: Oh im here for you too guys and love your positive thinking. It is just damaging ourselves. I think there was some weight loss tv show i cant remember what it was called, it had Merv on it, and the specialist said why would you do this to yourself, its you that you are damaging and it is true. We should respect our bodies and by watching what we eat and chosing good things that will do good to our bodies. I mean why would you purposely put yourself in ill health?

You know what I am going to only weigh myself weekly and work hard all week and forget about it until that one day and make sure there is an improvement.

Thanks guys!
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Postby laura » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:10 am

zoeh wrote:Justjudy: Yep I keep a journal but when I pig out I dont put that block of chocolate in because I know i've done bad and i know what days I've been bad.. I've started taking 5HTP from my naturopath because I think I binge because of low serotonin levels. WHich is why I find it hard when I eat lots of protein... Protein can block serotonin levels so when I go on a diet high in protein I end up getting sick and I pig out on chocolate which increases serotonin levels and I never feel bad when I do it because I finally feel good. Hopefully the 5HTP will help.


Chocolate is a great way to increase your serotonin level :oops: , I know from experience. I used to be very skinny until a post-natal depression became a major depression that I fought for 4 years. I'm not a very big fan of food, that's way I was so skinny, but when I got depressed I 'medicate' with chocolate. I managed to gain 20 kg in 4 years :cry: . Some research suggest that once you've been through a major depression, you'll never be the same again. Your serotinin level will be normally lower that it used to be and you'll have a 50% chance to get another major depression episode during your life :( . Knowing all this sad facts :? I decided to increase my serotonin level without chocolate and medication, and I discovered that exercise is a great way to get slim, healthy and happy :wink: . Every time I crave for chocolate I tell myself that I can have a little one after I ride my exercise bike for 20 minutes, have a shower, get dressed and go to the shop to buy it. Usually I forget about it after the shower :lol: :lol: or I don't want to spoil the good exercise. The truth is the exercise gives me the high that cuts the chocolate cravings.
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Re: I've PUT ON 5 kilos due to binge eating...

Postby bluebox451 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:11 am

zoeh wrote:I need a good dietician or something or a good program. Does anyone know a good dietician in Melbourne or a good program to eat based around? My body cannot break down much protein, it is pretty sensitive so its hard to go on a high protein diet.


Who told you you have to go on a high protein diet? The best diet (I hate that word) is a balanced one. Both carbs & protein and a little of the good fat. WHy dont you just eat sensibly for a week and see how you go. Dont go cutting out everything straight away or you'll end up bingeing again. Say to yourself "If I eat well this week, on the weekend I can have a treat". Keep writing in your food diary and even put down the bad stuff. You can look back on it and then you know what you did that week to make you put on weight so you know better for next time.
As for a "diet", try not to think of it as that. Think of it a more of a healthy lifestyle (one that you can maintain for life). Here's a sample of a healthy meal plan - high fibre cereal or oats for breakfast, wholegrain sandwich for lunch (eg. chicken & salad) and a quick & easy stirfry (eg. beef & vegies) for dinner. Add some snacks in between such as fruit or yoghurt and make sure you drink at least 2litres of water a day. Just watch your portions aren't too big, remember that a portion of carbs is the size of your fist and a portion of protein is the size of your palm.
Hope that helps a bit. Holler if you have any questions.
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Postby zoeh » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:30 pm

laura: that is very interesting. I've had a history of depression and been on anti depressants which I am glad to be off now. I'm not depressed anymore (Except when I think of my weight) but I do still down now and again. That is fantastic you have that strength to just go to the gym and forget the chocolate. Earlier this year I was going to the gym everyday and then I got a gastro virus and it stopped me going for a short while and I havent really gotten back into the scheme of things but come to think of it, when I was exercising every day I cut down on the chocolate... and I was noticing results... I need to get back into the routine... But it is very interesting to know that the serotonin wont replenish and that you are likely to go back to that feeling again, which sort of explains a lot... Its really just being stubborn with yourself...

bluebox451: I saw a naturopath who put me on the 'Keto System' which basically consists of 4-5 servings of protein and 35 carbs a day, however you can have unlimited endive, avocado, green beans and a few other things. I think its made me a bit confused with food because I think that toast is bad and stuff so I will try and avoid carbs and then I will just eat a lot of crap. Every nutritionist says something different but but you are right, I think the diary is really good, its just a matter of being stubborn about it.
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Postby zoeh » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:09 pm

bluebox451: yeah i did feel a bit out of it but I lost heaps of weight.

I normally feel yuck when I eat alot of protein, 2-3 servings really is the best for me daily.

I have blocked out all the diet crap I have read and am listening to my body more and eating a lot better and keeping track of it all in calorieking... havent stopped to buy chocolate for a few days now which is a huge progress for me... now when i think of doing so i think of how much my stomach wobbles and think its not a joke anymore...

I tried some tops on yesterday for a birthday I was going to and nothing fit because my breasts have grown from the weight gain!

Drinking lots of green tea too

Thanks for the support:)
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Postby tess88 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:28 pm

Hi Zoeh
Great to hear that your making progress!! Baby steps is exactly what it takes, i havent binged for about a week now and I feel great!! You really do notice the toll it takes on your health!
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Postby zoeh » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:30 pm

tess: well done! its hard isnt it.. you just have to be stubborn with yourself.

and breaking a habit is bad... i think i started binging when i stopped smoking... it was like smoking is looked down upon but whenever i binged my mates would pig out with me... mind you the ones that were up for that were bigger than me and pretty overweight.... it was like it was more acceptable in society to binge
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