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KASTRA Posts: 369
6/16/14 12:35 P

Without prying - you do not actually need to answer this to me or the board - have you been seen for an eating disorder? Just because you have weight to lose (or think you do; I can't see what you weigh currently or your other dimensions) does not mean you are not suffering from one of many eating disorders. You do not have to be bone-thin to have a disordered pattern of eating, and a professional is needed to help overcome that.

That does not mean you have one - a few paragraphs is not enough to diagnose someone if I were a professional, which I'm not - but if you regularly follow a pattern like what you described, it might be worth an appointment to talk to someone, just to be sure some of your difficulties overcoming intake regularity do not exceed our non-professional (most of us, there are professionals here) ability to recommend changes that we found helpful.

Starting: 41.1 BMI and extremely sedentary
Current: 28.0 BMI with strength-training and low-impact cardio
Mini-goal: 29.9 BMI (about 164 lb) - DONE on 8/6/14! I'm no longer obese!
Mini-goal: 5K walk or run
Mini-goal: 24.9 BMI (about 136 lb)
Mini-goal: half-marathon walk or run
GOAL: 23 BMI (about 125 pounds), fit and active
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,374
6/16/14 12:15 P

The previous posters have given you some great advice. The people who are most successful at taking weight off and keeping it off for good establish healthy habits they can live with forever. I agree that you should discuss what's been going on with your dietitian so they can help address the problem and help you develop healthier eating patterns.

Coach Jen

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EELPIE Posts: 2,700
6/16/14 9:58 A

What Soapsandropes said.

Listen, what you are doing is starving yourself, then inhaling everything in sight - which is what any starving person would do......because they are starving. Make sense?

How do you stop that? Stop starving yourself. Eat breakfast, lunch, midafternoon snack, dinner - every single day.

By working honestly with your dietician, you will have the correct plan for you, but that plan means nothing, and is a waste of your time, the dietician's time, and your money (if you paid), if you do not follow it - or attempt to follow it, in good faith.

Food is not the enemy. High calorie, high fat, high carb food is the is what makes people overweight. Eating large amount of junk food is what makes people overweight.

You need to change the way you perceive food - and you need to be honest with the dietician about how you perceive food, and what you are doing to yourself.

Think about it like this (I know this is over simplified, but this is where you need to get to).

2 pieces of cheesecake everyday for 14 days, will make people fat.

2 servings of carrots everyday for 14 days, will not make people fat.

That's the difference in food.

Instead of starving yourself for days, you could be eating the carrots, the turkey sandwiches on whole grain, the greek yogurt with fresh berries, the watermelon, the tossed salad with steak tips, the veggie omelet, the apple with peanut butter, the popcorn, the celery with hummus.....

The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
6/16/14 9:45 A

Of course you have cravings when you don't eat regularly, your body is going to want calorie dense foods. Starving and then binge eating is not a healthy cycle if you are trying to establish new long term healthy eating habits (not just lose weight). If you are seeing a dietitian you need to be honest with them about what and when you are eating. They should be able to set your up with a meal plan to get you started on the basics , then you can worry about losing weight once you have that down.

6/16/14 8:56 A

I'm having a difficult time losing weight. I weight the same a few weeks ago when I saw my Dietician. I love to eat ice cream, pizza, and cakes. I'm trying to avoid them. I get this craving and hard to resist. Some days I can go without eating for 4-5 days. I know it's not a healthy way of eating. I'm trying to get back on track with that. Does anyone have the same problem about losing weight. How can I lose more weight and be motivated?


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