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HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 8,373
4/9/12 11:36 A

Thank you for someone finally asking about the age. It is a huge factor for what kind of advice to give here as growing bodies and minds need very different levels of nutrients and should never be on a diet or calorie counting.
If you are under 18 I would recommend to cut out sugar and processed foods, increase your veggies and fruits, eat full-fat dairy and meat and if necessary find a physician that has a lot of experience in nutrition (most don't have any). There are many girls and women who do ballet who are pressured into losing weight and become anorexic or bulimic as a result. This can be a life-threatening condition so if you think you have any tendencies in that direction please talk to a counselor.
Birgit

HOLISTICDETOXER SparkPoints: (32,314)
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4/9/12 9:41 A

How old are you?

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (166,900)
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4/9/12 9:39 A

I agree with Unident. You may benefit from some professional help.

Also, you probably didn't gain 8 real pounds; you may just be retaining water, especially if you ate a lot of high sodium processed food. To gain 1 pound, you need to eat 3500 pounds more than your body needs. To gain 8 pounds, you would need to have eaten 28,000 calories more than your body needs. And to do that in 4 days would be nearly impossible.

Also, it does help to realize that overeating will happen on occasion. When that does happen, you balance it out throughout the week by eating a little less and exercising a little more across several days.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 4/9/2012 (09:43)
SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
4/9/12 7:48 A

When you realize that the next meal or snack should be portioned ! emoticon

SUMSUMS SparkPoints: (12,204)
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4/9/12 3:04 A

You should follow sparks guidlines. Eat in your ranges

JAZZMINE Posts: 1,017
4/8/12 6:53 P

Moderation in all things!

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SCTK519 Posts: 2,085
4/8/12 6:44 P

You NEED to eat!! You need to eat to live and to work out even. Losing 14 lbs in 3 days is in no way healthy. I'd go talk to someone before it gets worse.

CICELY360 Posts: 2,922
4/8/12 11:52 A

I agree with the other comments. You may need to talk to someone.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,691
4/8/12 7:31 A

Unident has given you some good advice. I'd second the suggestion that you might want to talk to a professional about how you're feeling. Here's an article that might also help:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=600


Coach Jen

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
4/8/12 4:46 A

Wow.

Have you ever considered talking to someone about your issues over food and body image? If just one person calling you fat can "ruin your whole life" then you are allowing that one person's easy taunt to really hurt you when it was just something to roll off her tongue, knowing it would cause you pain. The best response to that is to not let it - do not let people like that have that power over you. This may be something you'd need some help to work over though.

As for what to do now? Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start again. So you have decided you want to be "healthy" first, and not be a diet maniac, right? Okay so set up your Spark goals and ensure you choose a goal date that is appropriate. Eat well and healthy, and in moderation. You can do that.

How appropriate? If you're over 200lbs you can set 2lb/week. If you have more than 20 pounds to lose you can set 1lb/week. If you have less than 20, set half a pound a week. Weight loss slows down the less there is to go and if you have 10lbs to shift, attempting to shift it in five weeks would be completely unrealistic.

Edited by: UNIDENT at: 4/8/2012 (04:48)
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4/8/12 2:52 A

hello all the kind people.this is my first time that i`m using weightless online program...because i always had a very good and healthy lifestyle.everything started when i started to do ballet.i had a very healthy body type,but in my ballet class most of the girls specially good dancers were skinny as hell!!but the worse part is i`ve been called fat by one of them and that ruin my whole life,,,i tried everything to starve myself and lose weight as fast as possible.water fasting,hcg diet,slim quick,...and i became skinny!!!!i lost 14 pounds in just 3 weeks.but 4days before i gave up and started to eat like a monster.now i feel bloated and naughty.i gain 8 pound in 4 days.i regret what i`ve done to my body.and now i wanna be kind to myself.NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY I WANNA BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY AGAIN.will i ever stop eating??!!!

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