thanks for the advice, that is a good one... logging everyyyyything has been really helpful. the first 2 days i totally did not stay within my calorie range because when night time came i couldnt quite cut the habit... but i only bought healthy things so atleast i was stuffing my face with 5 100 calorie foods opposed to 5 300 calorie foods(not that that jusitfies it) then when i actually LOOKED at everything i frieken ate the next day it sucked. im proud to say by my 3rd night i did not get anything to eat in the middle of the night and have been in the correct range for everything on my nutrition tracker since!
someone on another team gave me some advice you guys might like. she said shes going with "can i do it right now??" if you can then do it for the next 5 mins and then ask yourself again. As in: can i not eat for 5 minutes. yea..... and then dont eat... ask yourself again the next time youre tempted. small steps are always less scary then thinking "i cant eat again until tomorrow!!!!"
i feel SO proud of myself when i wake up everyday without any bowls or packaging on my nightstand. now i just have to do my best to stick with it. its been 6 days and i am down 8lbs :)
i totally agree with your stratagy.....i wish i could stick to my diet like u one day at a time...but my problem is 10.30 am to 3pm its the time i cant control and i eat more than my entire day in this time.....no matter what i do i start with fruits and end up with the fatest things u can imagine....
current weight: 170.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,024) Posts: 17 1/3/12 8:08 P
Hi and welcome to the team! It is really hard to stop binge eating but I think it can be done.(I'm not there yet) But I 'm not giving up! Right now my program is eating 3 meals a day,no snacks, until I get my eating under control. I put a chart with some stickers and I put a sticker for everyday that I stick to it. I've got 2 stickers. There are lots of good articles on this site,check them out and try to stop one day at a time. You're welcome to read my blog "Letter to my best friend" it might help. Good luck!
current weight: 171.4
Fitness Minutes: (4,208) Posts: 8 1/3/12 12:05 P
hello! my name is ashley, i am brand new to the group and also brand new to the site. i was content with my fat, although i dont love it, i didnt hate it enough to put in all this work to get rid of it... and then i got my first high blood pressure reading of my life and decided somethings gotta change before i eat myself to death. i am only 23 and slowly approaching 300lbs- i hope to never get there.
my #1 problem is binge eating. i have had so many successful days where i ate great and exercised and then night comes and the flood gates open. i just eat everything. ive been known to cook a huge meal at midnight, and ive already had dinner! i live alone which makes it worse because it is very embarrassing, so much so that i do not do it in front of another person when there is another person here. not only do i stuff my face before bed (which isnt normally until between 1 & 2) i also eat in my sleep! i mean, i guess im not asleep because im fully aware i am doing it, but i am deff unable to talk myself out of it while its happening, and then in the morning i am ashamed and wish i had not done that! i know i cannot be the only one! did anyone else battle this? and how did you stop it??? i deff need any advice anyone has!!
thank you and look forward to getting to know you all!
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