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# Quoted from AAAACK....

### Friday, November 15, 2013

"Thursday, November 14, 2013

Just by not binge eating, I can lose 50 lb in 1 year. Yes, seriously. If I change nothing else in my life - not moving more, not eating less at meals, just not binge eating, I can lose 50 lb in a year's time.

What's that you say? How? Well, look at the math:

3500 calories = 1lb.
Each week, I'd typically binge 2 to 3 nights. The lowest binges are 1000 calories, the normal ones about 1500, and the high ones...well, I've had times I didn't count, but times I did and hit 3000 calories in just evening eating.

So, taking the average of 2.5 nights per week, at a very conservative average of 1400 calories per binge, that's 3500 calories per week.

52 weeks in a year, so if I was "perfect" about not binge eating, that would be 52lb in a year. But I don't believe in perfect (as I think an old blog of mine might discuss), so let's just say in a year I don't exceed 7000 binge calories total, and that's 50lb.

JUST by stopping the binges.

So...that's my mantra. Not perfection, not "no binge eating," but "hey, if you don't binge tonight, you could shed 50lb by this time next year."

I've begun. "

I need to hear this! I know I can lose if I do not eat in the evenings.
I have never stated it as clearly as this. Now.....to actually do it! Chris
• IMJUSTFLUFFY
Cooler weather brings on the overeating! My body screams at me to stuff food in!
Aaaargh!
1582 days ago
• DOLLY1259
Thanks for doing the math! I have that same problem. After a long day I find myself sitting in front of the tv mindlessly munching when I am not even hungry and sometimes I am even full! Thanks again for the tip...we can do this!
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• ARTJAC

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• MSGRANNYMAE

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• DONNABRIGHT
Yes, you can do this and I'm going to do it with you - no eating after supper for me!
1583 days ago
• FRECKALYMC
Wow!! Good for you. One day at a time. You got this.
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• TIME2BLOOM4ME

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• JITZUROE
Yesssss!!!!!
Bren
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• IMAGINE46

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• DUSTYPRAIRIE
That's math I can relate to!
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• JUSTYNA7
Absolutely true. For me, learning to eat NORMALLY is working. No diet. Just stop the insanity.
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• SANDRALEET
life style not diet
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• CSKIES1

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