Saw you posted on the LBF team wall, the team where we concentrate on how to feed ourselves well while we learn to say NO to binge urges. Just to say, the majority of people who go on strict diets end up weighing more two years later, UNLESS they have a serious health condition that changes their perspective radically. I used to be quite a compulsive overeater/binger, and still overeat sometimes, just as most slim people do. I didn't have any present health issues and never swore off anything outright but now many foods I used to overdo it on play a very small role in my eating. I've lost and maintained the loss.
There's only one way to prove that we really think something isn't good for us. Do it rarely. But we can prove it by weaning ourselves off it, too. That's the approach I took and it worked. It's also what is more typical for binge behavior. People reduce the size of binges and the frequency. Eventually, the gaps in between get longer and the size dwindles until we realize moderate, sane eating is our default. It's better to take the long view and think about how much better we'll be in a year than in a few weeks.
I tortured myself for decades over this. I wish I could spare every young person the same! 101 days ago
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