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I'm a fat anon, usually 20-30 lbs overweight and I know it's because I eat poorly.
I know how to eat healthy and what to avoid, I have done tons of research. I just have a hard time implementing it. I can eat well for months, drop the weight, and feel amazing, but I end up falling off the wagon, so to speak, and it turns to shit. I feel like I have a real addiction to food. Any anons beat that feeling? It's not hard for me to put the fork down for a while, but it's really hard to maintain it.
In my formative years (latter half of middle school and beginning of high school) I was anorexic, I got down to about 100 pounds before my parents intervened. I haven't had a healthy relationship with food since then. My parents' method of forcing me to gain weight was to eat a lot of junk food and prepackaged meals and I think that's when I began to get addicted to sugar and such.
Another side effect is that now I have trouble counting calories simply because I sometimes get sort of obsessive and sad when I don't "beat my score," or eat fewer calories than allotted, and it ends in a freak out and binge almost always.
It's really not though. For single people it's affordable to eat healthy but for families it gets tougher. And the main problem that we have (in America) is that a lot of people, single or no, don't understand what healthy is or simply are raised addicted to unhealthy foods.
You can buy a box of pasta, can of pasta sauce, a block of cheese, and a couple pounds of ground pork at the store for under $10 and feed a family of 4. You can switch it out for ground chicken and whole wheat pasta but then you're adding on a few extra dollars. When pennies matter to you, you won't splurge on the healthier option because it might mean you don't get to eat one day. Ramen noodles? White bread? Jumbo bags of sugary cereal? And when you go to the store, what do you see buy one get one free? Lays potato chips, crackers… Coke products are almost always buy 1 get 1 free or something like that at gas stations. Soda fountains are cheap and yeah they have water but if you're paying a dollar, may as well get soda.
Shit like that. Not to mention if you have kids, their school-provided lunch is pizza, burgers, fried chicken, and things like that. When your kid gets home and he's been eating those things, do you think he's going to want to eat a sensible spinach salad and grilled chicken? Will he even like vegetables that aren't loaded up with sodium or fried? And once you grow up and you've been eating pizza/burgers/fries for lunch every day of your life, what are you going to want to eat as an adult?
Even not on the poor end of the spectrum, people are just uninformed. It seems like the fattest of families (in America anyway) simply don't understand what healthy food is. In my life I have talked to people who thought that peeling the skin off of fried chicken is the same as grilled chicken, or the light-colored soda has fewer/no calories than dark soda. A lot of people eat "low fat" versions of junk food and those who are educated (or at least think to read the ingredients) know that "low fat" = "extra sugar." People think "organic" = "low calorie." They just simply don't understand and unfortunately companies make bank taking advantage of those people.
I got really rambly, sorry.
Hey anon, I'm also fat but I've lost nearly 30lbs. I'm not on a specific "diet", I just eat all the things I used to, but less of it. So instead of eating a whole candy bar, I'll have 2 of those mini-bars. Instead of loading my coffee with sugar, I got a zero calorie sweetener. Instead of getting full-fat condiments and whatnot I bought the low fat ones. I've found that trying to go cold turkey leads me to fail and binge-eat every time, so maybe just take baby steps with your eating habits.
My second piece of advice would be to find an exercise that you don't mind doing. I 100% legit hate exercise, but luckily I found hula hooping! It doesn't burn calories at the same rate as intense cardio like jumping rope or running, but if I hoop while watching a 3 hour movie that's like over 1000 cals burned for me. I never have an excuse not to do it because I never have to leave the house to get it done. Maybe it's something you could try!
Well I'm currently on a fad diet at the moment due to my aunt's wedding in a few months. It's the cabbage soup diet, I was on it during high school because I was a big girl and I lost four dress sizes.
Morning - fruit smoothie (can be any smoothie and tons of recipies on the internet, green are usually the best!)
lunch - brown pasta, salad, no dressing and maybe a little bit of meat or tofu
dinner - cabbage soup (cabbage, tinned tomatoes, lentils, some stock, bit of pepper, mushrooms, green beans, carrots) with a little bit of brean bread
snacks - greek yogurt and some strawberries
And on weekends I would treat myself, not over the top but have maybe say pizza or bit of cake.
Kept doing this for WEEKS and weight sheds off but you need to be moving around as well like running, keeping busy, gym or whatever
Just eat healthily basically, don't go off scale :)
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I've heard of this, always good things. I'd like to try this! (I love soup/stews/etc.)
Currently I'm drinking low-sodium broths whenever I feel hungry. Maybe 1 solid meal or snack a day. Apparently it's something they suggest/request before you get some kind of surgery, because it doesn't leave any residue in the intestinal tract and is very low calorie (5-25cal/8oz). It actually does help.
I lost a shitton of weight when I was in college by eating once a day (egg salad sandwich on rye, maybe a fruit or cranberry juice or romaine lettuce), taking diet pills, and taking my bike around campus. It was delicious and produced results.
Since I usually don't have the money to drive anywhere, and I have anxiety about leaving my apartment alone, I usually play Dance Central or run in place a few times a week. I think I'll get back into doing crunches every day too.
I've always been a sucker for sweets, though. My only real weakness.
Also, you guys might like this site:http://losertown.org/eats/cal.php
Once you input the info, it makes a rough estimate of what weight you'd be at certain intervals/dates depending on how much you'll eat and be active. Really helps with motivation.
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same here. i crave sweets so much, especially at work.
i remember, when i found this: http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Sugar-Free-Gummy-Bears/dp/B008JELLCA
i thought my prayers have been answered…until i read the reviews.
the only days/weeks when i can resist sweets more easily, are the ones when i eat very nutritious food (a lot of vegetables, spinach especially).
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>>135452>I know how to eat healthy and what to avoid, I have done tons of research. I just have a hard time implementing it. I can eat well for months, drop the weight, and feel amazing, but I end up falling off the wagon, so to speak, and it turns to shit. I feel like I have a real addiction to food. Any anons beat that feeling?
I know this feel well except I don't last nearly as long anymore. I was almost 100 pounds overweight at one point and as soon as I was just 20lbs from my goal weight I shot right back up.
Now I'll eat healthy and stay motivated for a week. I'll eat chia seeds, fruit, extra veggies, tofu, lean meats and stay away from the cake, cookies and ramen noodles. Then just as my week is up and I notice my clothes are fitting better I binge for days and gain all that weight back and more. I'll feel great, confident, notice my face isn't nearly as bloated and then transition back to being self-conscious, bloated and wishing I didn't eat all that shit.
I'll tell myself I can have a bowl of ramen or some cake as a treat, but I end up having half a cake, three packages of fried ramen and then binge on other shitty foods, promising myself I'll do better the next day. I don't. Now I'm starting to eat healthy again and I'm afraid of repeating this pattern. It happens every time.
those and those innocent smoothies here in the uk… how dumb can people get
worst was in tesco few years ago i saw "low fat water" for sale
low fat water
So maybe one of you girls can help me. I'm a recovered ED-NOS gal going on about five years nowish and obviously, I've gained weight (like ED sufferers often do) I'm up to 170 and I feel horrible. I don't miss being horribly underweight, obviously, but I do miss being cute and skinny and I don't feel desirable at all the way I am now.
I'm currently following a protein high, low carb diet doing a smooth protein in the morning, yoghurt for a snack, straight up protein shake for lunch with a bit of chicken or tuna and then a regular sort of dinner that is usually sweet potato, veg and a protein.
I feel like this is a good diet, if a bit repetitive at times and I run for 50 mins in the evening when I get home. But I've been doing this for the past 4 weeks and I don't feel like I've lost anything…
I don't have a scale anymore due to…well, past problems, so I judge things based on my clothes due to having a rather large selection of sizes (due to weight gain)
I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or if my years of ED have fucked me up forever when it comes to loosing weight. I'm so desperate that at this point I'm thinking of saving up for plastic surgery to get lipo. I just don't know what to do.
Be careful with high protein, if there aren't any carbs in your diet your body can turn extra protein into glucose. That's why most low carb diets are high in fat. Without sugar it's difficult for your body to store it.
Maybe look into intermittent fasting. I stalled for months while low carbing and calorie counting. I finally went to one meal a day a few days a week with a couple regular days, and the weight started melting off. Although this may not be an option if you're recovering from an ED.
No offense, but I feel like you know better. You're skipping out on meals, and I'm sure the yogurt doesn't have that many calories in it.
Losing weight is easy as long as you burn more calories than you consume, but you still need to consume enough to maintain proper nutrition, and certain foods fill you up better than others. Yogurt doesn't have enough nutritional value to keep you healthy.
When I first started my ed, I would eat similarly to you and my hair became so disgusting, same thing with my nails and skin. It'll do you no favors in the long run.
I agree with this completely. >>135477
Anon, if you want to lose weight the healthy way and not have your hair and skin be casualties to your weight loss, make sure you ALWAYS eat a full lunch and dinner.
Eat the yogurt WITH whole grain cereal. Aim for full fat rather than low fat unless you can't find full fat…low fat= high sugar. As for whole grain cereal, what kind is it? Better be something like oatmeal or high-fiber cereal. Ditch the chocolate unless you need to sate a craving (I like to keep mini dark chocolate chips in a cupboard for this), always go for fruit and only use honey or agave if you feel you need it.
Lunch, eat vegetables with hummus if you can't bear to eat a lot. Maybe a salad with nuts on it and a vinegar/oil based dressing. Some people just don't get hungry at lunch.
Kill the glazed nuts. Either eat them roasted or raw with no sweetener. You should only be eating a handful a day at most (assuming you don't have huge hands).
Go ahead and throw some sprouts, tomatoes, whatever kind of veg you like into the pita. Make sure the pita is whole wheat.
You are eating nuts AND yogurt AND hummus and many sugary foods, but very few fruits and veggies, you need to flip that ratio around. I take it you don't eat meat, which is fine, but treat dairy and hummus and nuts like you would treat meat and not eat a ton of it.
Without knowing how much you weigh/if you are female or male, it's hard to tell you what exactly to eat. If you are a female 150 lbs and doing very moderate exercise you should probably aim for 400 calories max per meal (can spread the calories around to other meals) and 200 calories in snacks, a total of 1400 calories.
you binge 3000 calories every night?? You'd be gaining 6 lbs a week that dancing for 30 mins wouldn't really make up for
everything you're eating seems fine, I'd add more vegetables, like a salad or green juice every day (kale, spinach, apples, ginger, mint and cucumbers is a good way to start the day after drinking two glasses of room temp water with lemon in it)
what is it that your family makes?
right on man.
I'm gonna start that diet one of these days hereeee…
Currently trying to stay under 1000 calories a day and I've been doing it successfully. I am 5'1" and 110 pounds and i am not losing any weight. My typical meal plan looks like this:
Breakfast:>Special K flatbread vegetable sandwich (180 calories… I used to make smoothies every morning but now I get up at 5.00 AM every morning before there are even lights out and its just too depressing to function)
Lunch:>Grilled chicken breast from the night before (210 calories - I weigh it out in a portion), some baby spinach leaves and half a chopped tomato with a shit load of lemon squeezed over it (around 50-60 calories)
Dinner:>Grilled chicken breast (210 calories) and a grilled red pepper (around 50 cal)
Snacks:> A banana mid-afternoon (100-110 calories)>Two 150g granny smith apples baked with stevia and cinnamon (180 calories)
Most days I don't even have a snack anyway.
I only drink water and diet coke (coffee makes me constipated).
I've been eating like this for 3 months. I'm so bored and I'm pretty sure all of this is exactly 1000 or most days under. I restricted a lot when I was younger and between ages 13-17 I practically ate only under 500 calories a day and was really underweight, so I'm wondering if that killed my metabolism? I just want to be 95 lbs again but I feel like its never going to happen fuck
How much water do you drink? I drink around 3L everyday and do yoga daily with strength training every three days.
Try cutting out soda pop all together. Unless it's like Sierra Mist. I find that to be the only tolerable drink for me now.
If you want to jumpstart your metabolism, try replacing your apples with almonds and adding in green tea(home brewed). B12 also helps as well.
Hopefully something helps.
damn… i'm also 5'1". my weight fluctuates between 98lbs and 120lbs (a lot, i know) within a year. it's been like this for 5 years now. honestly, i always lose weight when i stop counting calories. i just eat healthy things (like you seem to be) within a good time frame. i've lost weight with and without exercise. in fact, aside from my initial jump, which was 93lbs to 120lbs and due to alcohol, it's always been a spike in exercise that causes me to overeat and gain weight.
also, if you're exercising, especially when muscle can be built, stop looking at the scale. if you want to look at some numbers, measure your waist in the morning or something.
i've dropped from 118lbs to 103lbs in the past six months from lifting and also intermittent fasting with healthy foods. i eat my cheat meals 2x a week. cheat meals are pretty much necessary, imho.
um…you're not going to get fat from binging on fruit. you would have to eat a ridiculous amount of fruit to gain a significant amount of weight from them. Binging on fruit isn't even bad for you as despite all the sugar, it's natural sugar and a bunch of other vitamins and nutrients.
I wish people would stop acting like fruit is the enemy.
I drink 3 1L bottles a day… I drink a LOT of water. I only have diet coke (0 calories) a couple times aweek to wake up.
I drink tea sometimes but it really dehydrates me for some reason.
I will try and replace apples with almonds but I love apples but hate almonds :(
Last october I was around 99 lbs t (about 45kg) oo, I was pregnant (got an abortion after 3months) and I gained like 110 and i suspect it fucked my metabolism because I wouldn't eat anything but I was putting on a lot of weight.. and my hair started falling out recently. So i really need to go to a doctor but all the doctors say my hormone levels are fine. My mom is legit hypothyroiditic so its scares me. What I eat now, is to maintain my weight because I know if I eat even a bit over 1000 I will start gaining.
My waist has always been around 25 inches unfortunately. Even at my leanest. It's so not fair. I lose weight from only my thighs an ass it seems. I have an inverted triangle body so i have to work out in order to maintain muscle on my bottom half. My bottom half has gotten bigger though.
I don't eat cheat meals regularly but sometimes i will substitute certain ingredients with more higher cal ones, like once every 2 weeks i'll have a homemade breakfast sandwich with turkey sausage which will be around 100 calories more. but in general i hate food and only eat to avoid getting headaches so idk. i also have a lot of food allergies like milk and mushrooms give me stomach pains.
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So I recently had a revelation that my strenuous workouts have been fucking up my diet (I'm a genius, I know). It made me extremely, voraciously hungry for DAYS after. Even when I ate up to my maintenance calories and made sure I had enough protein, I would always end up binge eating and set myself back. Now I only do a moderate 30 minutes and it's much easier to stick to my diet. I no longer feel hungry.
Of course the rate at which I lose weight will be a bit slower and I'm so impatient. The hardest part about dieting is the damn waiting, for sure.
Pic is yolandi. I don't care for her at all but her body is fire. I heard she's a vegetarian.
Hey i hear ya
I wanted to lose a few pounds so started running but then let that get to my head to a point where i was rationalizing calories i hadnt even burned off
"I ran today so this cookie is fine"
Needless to say i lost no weight til i stopped exercising lol
Calories in calories out though
Fruits and vegetables are both great for you but fruit is more calorie dense. So theoretically yea you can binge on fruit. Or put another way, You will meet your daily calories faster with fruit than vegetables. Depends the fruit though - some have less fiber and more sugar.
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aisha thalia and her body to die for…. she's vegan! <3
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yeah… i love her body
Same, these thick girls look great in bikinis but generally look short and stout in clothes.
Good luck tryna find skinny jeans fo' dat ass
So basically you shouldn't have any curves to your body because you can't pull it off? Actually, most girls with this body CAN pull off shorts/jeans/tshirts without having to show it off. She is a bikini model so obviously.
I posted her because she is also vegan and has one of my favourite body types.
She doesn't even have a big ass either? Google her, her ass isn't Nicki minaji and why do they make skinny jeans in larger sizes? Fucking hell, grow up you jelly cunts.
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Yeahhhh… a thick fatty in skinny jeans
Oh calm down. You were the first the bash her, all I did was post another person who was vegan and since someone posted Yolandi I posted who's body I liked too. No big deal.
Posted her, she got bashed for having more hip on the side.
lmao don't tell me to grow up, the only one who needs to grow up is you because apparently you don't understand people have different opinions to you. I wasn't even insulting here christ almighty.
It's like as soon as someone even hints at not liking someone who's 'bigger' everyone looses their shit. Stop being so fucking sensitive fgs
"Good luck tryna find skinny jeans fo' dat ass" Yeah… kinda bashing isn't it?
Girls with this body CAN fit into almost just about anything. Fuckin' hell not every girl is afraid of actually having some hips on their body or wanting some kawaii ugu 10 year old shit.
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i wonder if she can fit into jeans tho
booty n half
OH MY GOD ARE YOU HER?? IS THIS WHY YOU'RE SO OFFENDED??
Not everyone wants a big ass sorry fatso
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( she's the one on right ) she hasn't even got a big ass tbh
Aisha is a swim wear model you fanny jfc do your research
you're probably some fatty anyway who dreams of being ugu skinny
I stated a few other places too, idiot. You're American, aren't you? Christ.
Fair enough but I was basically just proving a point how people with figures like that can fit into jeans. Shitting hell, if a fat bastard can fit into them and they make skinny jeans up to a size 18/20 then I'm SURE 'thicker' girls can get into them lmfao
To be honest retard, Yolandi and Aisha have similar bodies. The top is similar and the bottom is the same but one has a slighter curiver lower half. That's the ONLY difference, jesus.
How is she even fat?!
Fuck no wonder half the kids on the net today have eating disorders
It all started because some dildo felt the need to drama when there wasn't any need. If someone can post Yolandi then why can't other people post good bodies too?
Then I tried proving a point how people with her body (even tho she has no ass) can fit in jeans
y r ppl so dumb
The TOP half
The bottom obv once is curvier than the other. They're both slim anyway.
no one got upset over her tho???????? Someone just said they didn't want a big bum
you need to STOP what is your major malfunction why do you care so much omg
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anon this is what a fat ass looks like
No other body type was actually bashed in the beginning tho apart from the "model is so big and cant fit in jeans" despite the model not even havin an ass tho yet it was totes fine when yolandi got posted cos obv all wimmin shud look like her lol
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sum ass for u all bitches
Not trying to control anything, all I was doing was proving a point that girls with THAT body type CAN pull of clothes. What was being said is that "if you have that type of body, slim with curves you look shit in clothes" when that isn't true. That's the annoying part, now it's just a bunch of retards posting fatty pics/big asses and arguing who's a retard or who isn't.
All I did was post a model who is ALSO vegan and models swimwear, then gets attacked for having something she actually doesn't have: big ass (proved it)
No one attacked yolandi or that body type at all. We're all big and grown up enough to know that 'all bods r different' guys. C'mon.
Body bashing right there lol
"if you have some hips on u ur fat" yeah because that mentality is healthy.
oh fuck offfffff
no one said she couldn't fit in jeans they just implied it was easier to find jeans when you're smaller LITERALLY no one 'attacked' this model you're just fucking butthurt for some reason>>135562
stop backpedaling fucking leave
"Same, these thick girls look great in bikinis but generally look short and stout in clothes.
Good luck tryna find skinny jeans fo' dat ass"
Besides, the point. This body type can STILL fit and pull off clothes.
Yet it'd be different if something was said about yolandi's body type tho
this is a waste of time jfc
How does the model even have 'giant hips' tho? It's just curvier but not big ass hips? This is what I don't understand.
It's fine if you post someone with no hips but soon as you post someone with a fuller figure they get shit for it
I posted a pic with the model in jeans tho and then this went out of control and idk how fatties even came into the picture
as usual posters assume ur fat cos ur 'butthurt'
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how wud u all like to have these hips lmfao
. This was before you posted the picture of the ghetto sisters.
There was no drama before this.
1. someone posted yolandi cos vegan
2. someone posts model cos vegan
3. both like each bodies
4. some dick has to make remark "model good luck with fittin in jeans cos ass"
5. posts pic after ranting cos model obv can fit in jeans and girls with this body type can/pull it off
6. omg u fat fuck/ ur butthurt/ ma opinion tho
7. explain explain
8. pics of fatties/big asses
9. what the fuck even is this all tbh
that is fuckin' gross tho
there is curves and fatties need to stop stealing the title curvy
No anon, I just like the model and I like her body hence why I posted in the first place sigh
just like that person posted Yolandi I suppose
Hi yes anon who posted the Jeans comment, wasn't referring to her specifically just meant it must be harder to find skinny jeans to fit, I have friends who have bigger asses and they always complain about it okkkkkk??????
If I apologize will you stfu ?????
MOAR MOAR MOAR >>135587
YAAS GURL WERK IT MOTHAAAAA
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this is getting funny as hell
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hav ma bones xoxoxo
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People forget body shapes/pelvis sizes and shit exist to be honest.
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anything is better than being apple
diet-anon from earlier here.
thanks for ruining the thread, ana-chans and fatty-chans.
bunch of cunts.
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yolandi has a gr8 body. fatty pls go.
That's kind of weird but okay.
Do you not worry about if you got attacked you wouldn't be able to defend yourself or run away?
Cool, we have the same goal weight. I'm 153, 5'9 at the moment. Ever since I've stopped eating processed sugar I've been losing pretty fast. I hope to reach my goal before next year.
But seriously, agreed. I just like how skinny girls look more like bitches. Plus, I like to entertain fantasies where I'm a ~model~.
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looking at her arms and thighs, she's a cardiobunny or does high reps and low weight. she has no definition in her legs and arms. >>135505
she's definitely genetically gifted and obviously takes care of herself, but i'm 90% sure her selfies are a little shopped and/or manipulate angles and poses. in photos other people take, she still has a crazy hourglass, but her hips aren't that big. Also know that a shit-ton of these instagram fitness models and chicks that look like her have brazilian butt lifts. that procedure doesn`t only add to your ass, but it can also add to your hips. they also have implants for the sides of your hips. just google it.>>135526
most fit girls like this can`t fit into normal jeans. fit guys often can`t either. they have to get tailored jeans or just wear ``jeggings`` or jeans mixed with at least a little bit of spandex.
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also, this is my goal body.
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i don`t think i have the genetics to put on that amount of muscle in those places with good balance. that`s more like a dream body, i guess. so, i think my realistic goal would be someone like miss alice 94. she`s both fit and looks great in clothes. (heard she has a fake butt, but i don`t know)
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this looks fucking hilarious
good luck tho
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It was just a way to pre-respond to all the shitty thing you hear when you say you wanna be skinny!>>135634
Well, it's weird for you. I find it weird that some people would want certain body type but you know, you can't really argue with the taste of other…
Tbh I really want to be model thin but I know it's really hard to achieve let alone maintain… I'm afraid my obsession with super thinness could lead to an eating disorder so I try to be moderate with my wishes…
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my ideal body is ashe maree's except with larger boobs. she has a big ass for her frame that looks great in pants, a flat tummy that doesn't have muscle showing through, and thin limbs.
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her body is perfect/goals but she barely eats anything due to her disorder… like she probably has like some salad and some nuts every day and thats it.
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no, its a small ass on most people. but on her its big because everything else is very thin about her. she has an average persons ass on a thin body.
i love he body tho and it makes me so jealous.
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I just visited her Instagram now and jeez, she is looking even more skeletal then last I saw her.
honestly she really doesn't look skeletal at all to me. like normal skinny.
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I'm not American friend, but if you think picture related is a normal, healthy physique you need to seek help.
That are you're some grotty little wannarexic who doesn't understand that diet and movement is the key to weightloss.
Obviously she isn't healthy if Instagram is removing some of her photos occasionally believing that she's trying to promote an ED.
Even Ashe has admitted that her BMI is something like 2 points below the minimum healthy BMI of around 18-18.5 which would put her around 16-16.5 which if she did have an ED would place her cleanly in the medically anorexic diagnosis.
Some people are so delusional…
She is obviously very underweight which is unhealthy. She even admitted that she is.
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This is literally the gaunt, prematurely-wrinkled face of anorexia.
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She's online right now if anybody wants a real idea of how thin she's gotten.http://www.myfreecams.com/#Ashe_Maree
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I consider these to be big butts for their frames
She says IBS but would not be surprised if she's suffering with anorexia given her history of self harm.
I have never in my life witnessed anybody with IBS drop such a substantial amount of weight such as she is.
If she's being honest about not having an ED I would seriously suggest she get herself properly checked out because she's dangerously thin at this point.
same. no flat tummy.
lipo will only make the skin looser and saggier.
tummy tucks will leave bad scar marks.
fuck us, right?
If you decide to go on a diet / lifestyle change, you cannot expect that other people will change with you.
Do you have to eat what he eat? Drink what he drink? Just tell him what your plans are and then be true to your words.
he's not, and no. don't be so easily influenced. if you give in it's of no fault but you're own. he's not forcing it upon you demanding you eat it. you'll have to be harder on yourself. if it's because you are concerned about his health, mention it. but don't do any more than that. people change because they want to change or have no choice.
sorry, i just hate that kind of shit. its like if somebody is asking you to TW
your own fucking blog because they're scared of the word "and".
unfortunately part of life means dealing with shit you hate and have little to no control over. when you let go of such things, and reclaim self-determination it'll go smoother.
thanks anon. >>135685
it's more the concern that he's slowly killing himself because he's put on the same amount, if not more.
but not my life at the end of the day, yeah?
thanks again anons.
I think you should do your thing and be a good example for him.
there are no better way to convice somebody than say nothing and show them how it's done and even better ; how it's easily done.
Thanks, anon! I just started her beginner plan. She seems super sweet and I actually sort of enjoy doing them as there's no rep counting and she talks to you like a friend, haha. I'll definitely start doing the squat challenge too, though!
As for the diet thing, that's ridiculous. Literally everyone does that. Even in bikini/muscle competitions they do that.
yes I did! I tried ock ju hyun yoga and callanetics: 10 years younger in 10 hours. Both gave me great results - went 2 sizes down. Also my body type is skinny fat and they helped me get rid of "jelly" and be more lean and firm. The thing is these workouts might seem boring/tiring to some so you need to be very diligent.
My friends had good results with mel b workouts. They're quite popular here where I live.
As for blogilates - I heard her exercises make you look bulky, but on the other she doesn't look very fit for a trainer.
Thanks, anon! I'm skinnyfat right now due to recovering from an ED (currently 165cm/54kg) so that's exactly what I'm looking for - to get rid of that "jelly", haha.
She seems to just have a broader body type to me. I wonder if she is an actual fitness trainer. I guess some of her programs are in 24 Hour Fitness gyms though, so they must do something.
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>always had a large ass
>realize as I lose weight that I seem to have lordosis on top of a fat ass
>actually look like one of those retards with the gigantic booty that waddle around
How the fuck do I fix this shit? As I slim down, my ass sticks out even more.
sorry you cant
Im stuck in the same boat
crooked looking, large ass, thin body, looking weird and wobbly
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It can't be fixed really but imo lordosis can be pretty hot.
Congrats on the weight loss.
Um, why don't you eat a balanced diet like a normal person and just exercise regularly, instead of doing some stupid diet that will likely only have temporary effects and leave you malnourished because of how restrictive it is?
So fucking dumb.
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any dieting advice for an emotional eater?
You just have to cut calories.
But if you want to get into healthier eating habits CRON is the best thing that happened to me. It's a bit OCD but well worth it.
no. no food just sticks to an area, spot "gaining" isn't a thing just like spot reduction.
Just eat more and build muscle mass.
This has more to do with your body type/hormones etc. There might be a connection between diet and visceral fat/subcatenous fat storage. But it's more of a health related thing. So eating any type food at maintenance shouldn't make you gain on either fat storages.
Also if you want to lean out your lower body you should do a combination of weight and cardio work outs while keeping calorie intake at maintenance or only slightly above, so you won't end up builking your legs up.
"The greater the exercise frequency, the greater the loss of subcutaneous fat. Translated this means that shorter sessions (e.g. 30 mins) 6x a week, are more effective than longer sessions (e.g. 60 min) 3x a week."
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This was my lunch today.
I always feel fucking awesome whenever I eat super clean like this, and it makes my bowel movements smooth as a waterslide.
I know the juice isn't THAT good for you, but fuck, I need to get some sugar from somewhere otherwise I start slowly veering towards Greggs when I'm out in town.
What has everybody else eaten today and how do you feel?
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No just one for dessert aha>>135730
>eurghhh>eurghh gross, dressing>FAT EW GROSS>SO OILY, RUINED EVERYTHING
m8, it's Lea & Perrins…. there's 0.9g of fat in it per 100ml kek
You forgot to criticise my cup of water tho.
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Calm down bonelord.
C'mon, "empty calories" and "sugary bananas"? I'm not seeing any empty calories in Anon's picture except the drink, maybe. Bananas are healthy, anyways - Is anything not completely bland too much for your tastebuds?
Anyways, I just had a porkchop and roast potatoes with water today. Not very healthy but whatever, I end up only eating like one meal a day.
Do you understand the definition of "diet"?
How fat are you?
I've stopped my menstrual cycle completely with birth control, do if that's something you're concerned about maybe consider it as an option?
That being said, your metabolic rate is effectively food intake x energy output, so as long as you're exercising regularly there's no reason for it to slow.
You taking whey protein?
you know you can get food poisoning from vegetables right
like e.coli can occur in spinach and shit
Okay, I had a lot of anxiety surrounding food growing up. It got to a point where the only food I could eat without feeling like I was poisoning my body was carrots and oatmeal. I've gone to therapy for it for a long time to resolve those issues, but I still have trouble with some foods. I know that this anxiety isn't based in logic. But it's very easy to avoid meat, a huge trigger
for me. I understand this is "stupid". I know that I would not get food poisoning if I cooked the meat properly. Most meals I eat are cooked/prepared in some fashion. I avoided talking about this because its wasn't relevant. I add in some meat in the time before my period because it prevents mild anemia I experience. But I calculate the amount of nutrients and such I get each day, and I most always meet the marks. I've learned some dishes to disguise the texture of meat, but dealing with the raw meat before cooking/baking/boiling really grosses me out. If you have any advice to dealing with this without calling it immature, I would gladly take it. Also, in my original post I said I was craving salt, but I am meeting my goals for salt intake. Is there anything I can beat those cravings with?
do you drink a lot of fluids? many people with food anxiety drink a lot as a way to avoid eating, if you do- the 'recommended' salt intake will not be enough for you as you are essentially flushing out electrolytes. either up your salt intake if this applies to you or try drinking less.>>135751
agreed with this anon, dbt and exposure therapy– basically try it in small doses and gradually work your way up. it's supposed to be shitty and uncomfortable but you can do it.
If it helps ease your fears, keep in mind some people eat raw meat on a regular basis. Many delicacies are based on raw meat. Raw meat isn't super poisonous or anything, in fact you might want to hardly cook it for things like beef, duck, salmon or horse to get the best flavour
Ok maybe not salmon, stay away from raw fish if you're a noob with cooking
fish stock isn't just going to just creep in occasionally, it's going to creep in a lot.
ultimately it depends on things like: how good is your japanese? unless you are able to clearly explain your dietary restrictions or read labels you're going to have a hard time.
in my experience a lot of japanese thought 'vegetarian' meant 'no meat' so they would try and serve you fish thinking it was okay.
in all honesty i would consider just going pescetarian for your experience there. it's different from the beef/pork/chicken industry…
at least you're not like my vegan friend who is going to south america and expects to maintain her strict veganism even in small villages lol
I know people like to throw around the fish stock when it comes to Japan and vegetarianism (they are not wrong, be wary) but do note that they do use seaweed (usually kombu) stocks as well. Vegetarianism, despite what gets thrown around here, isn't that uncommon in Japan (well…if you're not a monk) look for really buddhist places maybe or look up terms that they might use to express their dietary habit.
"Vegetarianism" as a western concept might be lost on them but if you find a local equivalent to describe it you might fare better
if youre at all near tokyo or a bigger city you might be in luck. there should be a number of vegan restaurants. i know you're not vegan per say, btu these are your best chances are following your diet.
and of course you if you cook at home, you are in control. rice is a staple food and its cheap, and so are fruits and vegetables if you know where to look. good luck
just to add in some collagen a la the Laneige Collagen Drink. I also add coconut oil, but that's just because I need more fats in my diet.
"Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen"
It also only turns into jello once it's cooled. So I add it to my hot tea and drink it before it gets cold.
I'd do the hydrolyzed collagen but it's not as easy to find in stores.
>"for collagen fragments to be ingested, travel through the highly acidic digestive tract, and accumulate in the dermis is hard to imagine," says Jennifer Linder, a dermatologist. Their argument is that all proteins, whether bioavailable collagen peptides or bone broth, are processed the same way by stomach enzymes and end up as tiny amino acids that can't target specific organs such as the skin"
Yup, it's all a snake oil con.
Really the only thing to known to work is actions such as derma rolling an area, i.e. intentionally injuring your body to a minor degree so that collagen is produced during repair of the area.
If this is legit I might start…
Runs off to ebay to buy a roller…
Do you use any moisturisers/ serums after using the roller?
When I rolled my lips I put a solution of alcohol and lavender on them afterwards. Stings like a bitch but puffs them up nice. You're basically trying to irritate the skin as much as you can, and the alcohol provides a nice bacterial cleaning. The lavender is just for the smell. I figure you can use anything, but alcohol is a good and cheap aftercare.
The face solutions I never tried. They look nice, but I have no idea if they work or not. I never really rolled my face. Just my lips.>>135770
It's great if you don't mind pain. Get the ones with the smallest needles. The smaller the needles the better, the big thick needles tend to be more blunt.
I know this. That's the same idea that eating chicken skin will give you chicken skin.
The idea though, is that your body catabolizes it into the amino acids that it needs so that it can anabolize it into collagen for your skin.
I'm not trying to say it's guaranteed to give you beautiful skin, but it's not going to do nothing in your body.
Your body can create collagen through stimulated practice, you can inject collagen, but you cannot catabolise collagen through ingestion. The collagen compounds have to first survive the stomach and then somehow make their way through the digestive tract, which is highly acidic, and then be absorbed.
This isn't a case of "Oh well my body will just brake them down. The molecules are TOO BIG to be absorbed and distributed to the skin. Your body can distribute various other building block components necessary for CREATING collagen, but they will not magically force whole collagen up into your skin. You are wasting your money Anon.
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i always raised an eyebrow when my chinese friends moms would try to get me to eat pig feet and marrow and other 'good sources of collagen'
and dont forget sweet, sweet birdnest (aka sparrow regurgitation)
my go-to is diet cranberry juice and vodka. the tartness of the juice masks the gross liquor taste just enough to be tolerable.
plus i like to pretend that the 'detoxifying' effects of cranberry juice that those commercials are always touting will kind of nullify some
of the damage to my liver.
order higher quality booze, learn to be a snob about it if you want (some people enjoy this).
Then drink it without mixers.
Learn how to enjoy high-quality whiskey or red wine. The latter is the only form of alcohol that might have some health benefits…. or accept it.
Indulging once a month won't ruin your diet if you stay away from sugar the rest of the time.
Also, I’d recommend chartreuse. It's a herb licoeur that tastes very sweet and smooth for 40-55% of alcohol.
It's fantastic. French monks now how to get drunk. First time I drank it I thought "Well, that's a nice liquor… how much alcohol's in it…15% maybe?
It's supposed to make you live longer, sooo…
I do. I'm prone to periods of binge eating, and by binge eating I mean insane amounts of calories that completely distend my stomach. Like, 5000 cal. I'm a fairly thin person at 120 lb, 5'9. It usually happens when I smoke weed and then I just eat nonstop :/
Anyway after like a week or so of this (and 5 lb later lol) I'm bloated and feel awful but I can't seem to stop eating so I do a liquid only cleanse for a few days, it helps my stomach shrink back to a normal size. I do like 3-5 days, mostly water, tea, coffee, juice, and o casional smoothies.
And then I'm back to normal again
Usually the people looking to make diet changes for their skin are dealing with acne (cutting out salt, processed sugar, and dairy).
Eat less salty foods and drink more water. idk, maybe antioxidant rich foods will help with the dullness. At worst you'll be lowering your risk for cancer.
Made homemade ketchup today using this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/232397/homemade-ketchup/
and it blows the store bought crap out of the water. Especially since you can make it as spicy as you want and add less sugar. Strongly recommend.
You can always go the route of buying pre-cut veggies and fruit, that honestly cuts out a lot of time and effort if you're eating a high volume of that sort of thing.
I know there are a lot of people who say just have a huge meal prep day once a week, but honestly that's not realistic for me. I don't have that kind of time, I'd rather pay a bit more and have less actual food prep to do.
Save the time you actually spend cooking for things that don't have a healthy pre-made version.
>>135804>pre-cut veggies and fruit
There aren't any where I live, and how expensive are they? It sounds like eating out will save me more money.>>135805
Yeah, I share a tiny fridge with 4 other people so any kind of meal prep is very much impossible.
It sounds like maybe you're in a dorm or student apartment type situation, that can definitely make eating healthy hard. Not having a place to refrigerate or freeze much food makes preparing a ton of meals at once not really possible.
Eating out my be your only option for healthy and very easy / quick (depends if there are any healthy restaurants near you, of course). Obviously that gets expensive quickly.
There are some cheap shelf stable, healthy foods you can keep on hand, provided you can heat things up. eg, tofu, canned black beans, rice. It's not exactly incredible taste wise, but it works pretty well with some spices or a good sauce.
Also dry roasted almonds (or any nuts, really) are a great convenient snack. Those were my go-tos when I could only use a mini fridge.
If I were you, I'd use whatever limited fridge space I have to store protein sources (if you eat meat or dairy) and some veg. Then you could add that to beans and/or rice to get a well rounded meal.
Different anon but I have the student dorm situation. My uni has some healthy food but it's expensive as hell. Our meal plans limit the amount we can spend per meal as well as when we do it so that just made it even harder. A small sald would be 5 or 6 dollars and a healthy sandwich which was even smaller would be about the same. I could get way more junk food for the same price and still have money left to buy some stuff.>>135807
To you and to anyone trying to eat a healthy diet while living the dorm life or just broke uni life in general, I recommend getting a small fridge for your dorm if you can. If you have family that is willing to send you food or send you back with some after visiting, have them give you fruit or something.
If you have a job or something on the side try hunting for sales and whatnot at your local stores if your able to. Surely you'll be able to find some type of healthy foods at a reduced price. I eat lots of inexpensive fruit cups, primarily peaches. Soups are also a good option such as Progresso soups. Where I live generally has them cheap so I live off tons of those as well so maybe they might in your area as well.
Best case scenario: temporary arrhythmia, tapeworm, nothing.
Worst case scenario: killed to death, permanent heart damage, more than one tapeworm, addiction/dependence.
Dude just cut another hundred calories a day or do cardio. If you absolutely have to, don't get anything from China.
just buy bronkaid otc
it's got ephedrine in it.
Back when I had an eating disorder I got a hold of stimulant laxatives given to me by my mom.
Fucking ruined my life. Now I can't take a shit without laxatives and will get sick and nauseous if I don't take them for more than several days.
Short answer is yes, they will help you lose a lot weight if you use them right. Is it worth it? Hell no. Don't depend on laxatives.
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Why do all the smoothies I make taste fuckin gross and nothing like the ones I buy outside?
They put sugar in them.
At least in a lot of places. Also might have to do with the fruits you use, like using mango and pineapple usually makes it sweeter.
Laxatives don't magically prevent your body from absorbing calories from food. Yes, you might lose a few pounds on the scale, but it's only because they eliminate water and food – as soon as you stop taking them, you'll be back to normal.
Your body can become dependent on them and you won't be able to "go" without them if you take them too often. Basically, once in a while if you're genuinely constipated is fine, but if you make them a habit (once a day is WAY too frequent, wtf?), you'll fuck yourself up.
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Dark berries taste like shit imo a nice banana strawberry smoothie is a classic but I also usually buy tropical fruits for a sweet and refreshing taste. I put some water into it but I've recently found out that putting some apple sauce (even just a few spoonfuls) really sweetens it up and makes it tastier. You will have to try some to find out which formulas you like most by once you find the perfect recipe you'll want a bunch.
We have a thing called Booster Juice in Canada and the smoothies taste fucking great but aren't they kind of cheating by putting a bit of sorbet and ice cream packed full of sugar in it ?
You'll lose pounds of water and shit. And also potentially end up with gastroparesis. >>135814
grow up and just cut your calories. If there was some magic secret to diet pills or laxatives that works every fatty would be on them. CICO is it.
I have a dilemma for you all that maybe you can help with, though I feel it may be to late for me now.. I want to start eating healthy, in fact sometimes I crave a salad, something leafy and green, but I hate it. I hate every vegetable, raw. I hate lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, raw celery, carrots, raw broccoli, raw cauliflower, even avocado. I have tried seemingly every last vegetable I can think of, with various condiments, and I hate them all. I enjoy cooked carrots, kale, and celery, like in a soup/stew, or steamed broccoli and cauliflower with a bit of salt. But, I'm not sure if thats really enough to keep me healthy. I'm trying to take control of my weight, because its getting really bad, and I work out, but its like I just can't eat anything good for me. I frequently say I would be a vegetarian or even a vegan if I didn't hate how most of it tastes, because its not like a bit of discomfort, I literally will gag and I can't swallow it. I don't know what to do, do you think I should see some kind of nutritionist or some other thing like that? Somebody help me, please!!
Have you tried different ways of cooking them? Like grilling? Sautéing? And you realise eating healthy doesn't necessarily mean only eating vegetables. Proteins are important too.
What does your current diet look like? You seem like a picky eater.
I know eating healthy doesn't just include that, fruits and proteins are no big deal, but vegetables are honestly my biggest issue
My current diet is kind of mostly the same stuff everyday. I don't have time to eat a good breakfast in the morning so I grab a granola bar and some tea sweetened with sugar. Lunch I have whatever thing of fruit and whatever I can find in my house, for dinner it changes but its typically unhealthy.. :/ I snack a lot in between too. I eat way more than I should which I'm trying to deal with.
Experiment with herbs and spices, lemon juice is the shit over just about any veggie, roast root vegetables in some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sumac makes everything insanely delicious. Stir fry with a nice fish and honey sauce and some chicken or lamb is always good.
Work out what flavours you enjoy and try to work with veggies to achieve it.
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>>135828>granola bar and some tea sweetened with sugar
If it's full of refined sugar, throw it in the trash. From my experience, years of eating sugary shit made me think veggies were horrible, too. Sugar really warps your taste palette, everything started tasting better after I severely limited my sugar intake.
Do yourself a favor and start drinking only water and checking nutrition labels for how many grams of sugar is in what you eat. You should have no more than 24 grams (6 teaspoons) a day.
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>>135826>hate veggies but can stomach kale
I don't know if this will actually help you; I'm chinese, and I usually can't stomach raw veggies either. So maybe give chinese cooking a go.
dude just say exactly what you eat. Is it mainly processed food? You say you try to eat "fruit things", what does that mean? Fruit snacks? Fruit bars? You're not giving thay much to work with.
If you're eating a lot of stuff like granola bars and junky foods without anything healthy, of course it will taste bad to you. Maybe you could try blending up fruits in a smoothly, and slowly adding veggies.
or maybe green smoothies with less and less sugar.
You could start by adding green grapes and green apples with a small amount of either brown or cane sugar and something like celery or spinach. Once you get used to the way it tastes, take away some sugar until you can drink it without any.
Then try and eat the veggies by yourself.
It depends on how much you're looking to lose, how fast you lose it, and your genetics. I think you should be fine.>>135838
Have you talked to your psychiatrist about how your meds are affecting you? Also could you list your daily diet/exercise routine?
Replying storm incoming >>135829
Already done that, read a wee bit harder next time. >>135830
Thanks my dude!>>135831>Huge Weirdo
Accurate>Working out and being grossed out by raw veggies is weird!!>Fat detected
Perhaps this wasn't clear in my comment, but yes, I am a fat ass. That's why I'm working out again, and trying to eat healthier. Oh no! A fat girl tries to be healthy! So weird! Has never happened before! Blasphemy!>>135832
That really explains a lot, I only took water today like you said, didn't eat breakfast cause I don't really have anything healthy to eat in my house for breakfast now haha. Going to the store either later today or tomorrow.>>135833
I actually like chinese cooking (not takeout of course, thats nasty to me), noted!>>135834
I apologize, honestly yes. It is mostly processed food, though the "fruit thing" was just more trying to say "whatever fruit I have at the time". I used to eat fruit snacks but I figured most of those weren't very good either. Again, sorry for my vagueness, I was just ashamed of myself and my eating habits. Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely do that.
I'm not taking any meds currently (except the occasionnal benzo). I stopped the Seroquel because of the weight gain.
My daily diet is pretty bad and I'm hooked on diet soda. I can't bring myself to do much sport.
It doesn't help that my living bf is a total couch potato and bring down my efforts.
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Just wanted to suggest something that helped me when I was hooked on soda. I started weening myself off it a bit and replacing it with sparkling water until I had cut out soda completely.
If you're interested, I'd really recommend La Croix and Perrier, though La Croix has more variety and is cheaper. Assuming you live in the US, you can find it at most grocery stores, including Walmart.
Grapefruit LaCroix is fantastic. I think I'm gonna try muddling this grapefruit I pilfered last night from the communal lunchpile at work and mixing it in some for a fun drinkydrink today.
I'm trying to give up pop too, or not so much give it up cos it's great and stuff, but maybe cut back to like once or twice a week for a treat. That's soooooo hard to do tho when we seem to have unlimited supply of it at work. Maybe should stash a case of LaCroix up on my office.
I've been drinking more plain water too. Water from the taps around here is just fine tbh. Figuring out what you're likely to drink water out of helps, or it did for me anyway. Keeping a dedicated water glass in my office at work, a couple lidded tumblers with straws for around my house (i've got cats and they'll fuck around with it if non lid and left alone for more than a minute), i got a couple plastic water bottles this year for a steal in clearance at Target that are fantastic for the gym and the pool, special water glasses at my dad's house just for me, etc. That's really helped out a lot with drinking more water.
This is weird because a bitch I worked with pilfered a grapefruit from the communal lunchpile at work yesterday.
Although a coincidence I will never look at them the same.
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Well I'm aiming to lose .5kgs a week from exercise and diet and I found an app that's actually pays you real money if you lose weight/meet your goals! You also need to pay if you miss you exercise goals (and I think food ones) which seems like the best deal out there lol it's called pact
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I think it was already posted here but this loser town thing is amazing! It tells you how much weight you'll lose based on your calories, height, weight, activity. What you'll weigh on that day http://www.losertown.org/eats/cal_act.php
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I currently weight 87kgs at 158cm tall and I'm aiming to get down to 45kgs (depending on body type/bone structure that's the minimum amount someone of my height should weigh, it says slightly more in this site though) I love science and specific weight loss like this
>>181536>It tells you how much weight you'll lose based on your calories, height, weight, activity.
that's basically every calorie counter.>>181474
This sounds too good to be true. How hard can it be to enter some false numbers?
Hey there, were pretty much the same (I'm 86kg and 155cm, have lost 8kg so far since Jan). If you or anyone
ever want a diet buddy to talk about stuff, twinbody, etc pls let me know somehow. I'd really love one. >>181474
That's awesome, thanks for the app
I started seriously dieting agaim at the start of this year and automatically slipped back into an IF pattern (6/20) after having tried it out for the first time in 2014. I eat a pre-workout and then dinner five times a week, at 1600-1800kcal total, on non training days it's usually just one huge dinner meal. 6kg down in January (90 to 84), ate at maintenance from Feb 1 to Feb 18 because lol depression but going strong again now. I did 22kg in three months in 2014 but I did weigh in at 12kg more than I did this time.
TL;DR IF is great, give it a try
>>181760>just dont eat way too much before bedtime as that is somehow related to having nightmares.
Usually that is because you're having reflux/heartburn after falling asleep, aggravated by eating too much before bed. Certain foods can also specifically worsen reflux, including caffeine, alcohol, mint, chocolate, citrus, tomato sauce, and spicy food. If you have a food allergy or intolerance, that can also manifest as reflux.
I'm not aware of protein specifically worsening reflux, but it will slow gastric emptying (compared to carbohydrates).
>>181763> just dont eat way too much before bedtime as that is somehow related to having nightmares.
> Usually that is because you're having reflux/heartburn after falling asleep, aggravated by eating too much before bed.
I have GERD, and can confirm night reflux can be nightmarish. What's even more horrifying is getting reflux while you have sleep paralysis. If you ever wanted to experience the feeling of demons slowly sucking out your soul as you descend to the underworld, eat a lot right before you go to sleep.
Two hours is my safety zone for tummy happy slumbers.
Have you considered buying a water filter instead?
Just put your foot down and say no when your bf encourages you to buy junk food. You need to self-discipline yourself if you want to lose weight.
Aaaaa anon me too! five days ago! I giggled that it gives you a little badge for making it three days!
Any tips on what foods you've been eating? I'd like to lose more quicker myself! I'm so glad someone else is finding it helpful!
Eating unhealthy on the weekends shouldn't be enough to completely 'reverse' your diet though. 2 fat days a week is pretty normal for a skinnyfat, so as long as you work out enough to add some tone you will look good still.>>182389
Nine! Exclamation! Marks!
don't apologize, that anon's a lil bitch.
stay excited and motivated.
I'm in exactly the same situation where I overeat with my bf on weekends (unfair because he has skinny Asian genetics and I don't) but strangely I've lost about 5-8 lbs in the year we've been dating…I think it's because we're too lazy to get food until dinner and when we do binge we just eat a shitload of Korean food, nothing too unhealthy.
When he does want fast food I just tell him to order extra and I steal a few bites of his meal. I think "splitting" stuff (aka letting him eat most of it) has really helped me not get fat, maybe try that with your bf?>>182317
Have you tried zero calorie water flavorings? They're probably going to give me cancer or something but they're saving my life rn. I'm trying to replace my morning coffee with 1L of caffeinated water, working well so far. I use mio and crystal light and sometimes serve it up in a glass with ice so it feels like a treat.
They eat like birds and don't like a lot of foods.
One girl in my group is a size zero. After a shopping outing with our group, we went to a restaurant that had a salad bar as well as hot foods.
She doesn't like any vegetables, so no salad.
I witnessed her get two small slices of pizza on a tea dish and a dollop of mac cheese. That's all she ate and washed it down with some soda.
So it's not that they eat healthy, they just don't eat normal portions for the unhealthy food to add up in calories to matter.
That's really unhealthy, but sadly what most people think when they hear "eat like a skinny person".
And as an former ana-chan, can confirm it's true lol>>183241
Just watch your portion sizes anon. It's a bit difficult at first but you'll get the hang of it eventually
Lol that girl you know is a terrible example, in order to keep that up after her 20s she will have to have a godly metabolism or exercise/restrict for the rest of the day. You're right about how a lot of skinny people do get by on tiny amounts of unhealthy food, but it's not the right advice for anon.>>183241
In regards to what anon says, think of it like Venus vs Taylor, I guess. Both are thin but one eats very controlled and clean (and exercises) whilst the other eats like shit but has ED habits to balance it out. Both can work, but the bad option fucks up your skin and is overall bad for your health. Sorry to say but your mother should have just shown you how to eat rather than just telling you to copy thin people.
The most important thing is portion control, which sucks at first but you will adjust to it. The bulk of anything you eat should be fruit, veg or protein. Instead of have a little bit of salad on the side, it should be a little bit of carbs. Eat clean, so avoid overly processed foods (chips, twinkies, anything with over 40 ingredients) or fried foods. If you're hungry it's ok to snack, but you can't just sit with a giant bag of chips, you need to think about what your body is actually craving and drink a big glass of water too just in case.
Also no fucking soda ever, not even sugar free, only water or tea with no sugar.
When I think of what fat people eat, it's usually gross things that don't resemble genuine food, like cheap snacks or instant/fast food. They barely ever eat green vegetables and they glug down energy drinks. They think they're eating healthy because they made a meal, but the unhealthy sauce came from a jar and they cover it in cheese.
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Has anyone tried food picture diaries?
My diet is still pretty bad and undisciplined and calorie counting hasn't really helped me before. I feel like I can stick with this, though. I just take a moment to picture something before I eat it and i find myself always wanting to go for something colorful, appetizing and in small portions just because it looks less disgusting than the garbage I usually eat.
I'm trying to cut a lot over a few days just to get accustomed to eating less trash and in general and will try to focus on making balanced meals in good portions following.
The bitterness of green tea whenever I get a craving has helped a lot because I LOVE sugary sweet things. I could eat cookies, macarons and such for a days until I got too sick of it. Green tea or any tea that isn't sweet has kind of helped kick the craving and if I'm out or anything, I'll try to drink more water, eat fruit or add honey to something.
I also think breads and pasta are a bit of an issue for me, too. I've been opting for whole/multi grain breads and brown rice/pasta and it doesn't leave that sweet taste in your mouth like simple carbs do. Eating more complex carbs don't seem to encourage my sweet tooth and overeating the way that simple ones do and the fiber keeps everything moving along, as well.
Hope I actually lose something this time.
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I've tried a picture diary app but I'm super forgetful so taking pictures before eating just didn't work for me. Maybe I'll try again soon, but I don't think i have a reason to do that at this point since I've become a great calorie counting machine who drinks water and sugar free tea all the time, and rarely ever craves anything.
okay, time to start my rant:
I've lost 24lbs (11kg) in 2 months, but my weight hasn't changed not even a bit the last couple weeks. First, because I binged. I got back on track pretty fast but then I got my period (today is probably the last day) and I think that's the main reason why I'm not losing. At least that's what I hope. I'M LOSING MY FUCKING MIND. I don't think I'm on a real plateau. I still need to lose, at least, more 24lbs imo. seriously, im feeling so lost. i think im going to start exercising – i did do some cardio in the beginning because i had more free time, but i eventually stopped because i had to go back to uni and my shitty daily life. Now that I'm not losing, I really see no other option but to force myself to make time. maybe exercise in my own room watching youtube videos or something like that. i kept losing weight while i wasn't doing anything but dieting btw.
Everyone has noticed my weight loss and that makes me super pumped and i feel so much better physically. i still hate my body but heck, i feel better anyway.
i've also noticed that whenever i have dairy, even if im not cheating and staying under my caloric limit for the day, I tend not to lose any weight. maybe im crazy, but that's what ive noticed. anyone going through the same or something similar?
Eat something filling like oatmeal and a banana for breakfast, roughly works out to 200-250 calories without adding sugar.
If you drink no calories and keep your meals to around 300 calories each you've got room to snack on nuts, fruits, a bar of chocolate, or a small frappe, pretty much whatever. You'll still lose weight.
Bulk out the low calorie meals with vegetables instead of pasta, rice, or potatoes. A small workout that burns off say, 200 calories allows for a bit extra at meals if you're a big eater.
Bmr and tdee are the same thing?
The amount of calories your body uses in a day.
BMR is when you're resting, so, not doing anything and stay in bed basically (no walking/brushing teeth etc). It's how much your body uses to just stay alive.
TDEE is when you walk around/do your faily chores/exercise and work, etc
I'm not really sure how to calculate how often I exercise. I don't workout as such but I do quickly walk to work every day which takes about 20 minutes there and back. At work I regularly go up and down two flights of stairs.
Would I be considered sedentary just because I don't schedule in workouts?
It's not exercise in the traditional sense, yea. But if it gets your hearbeat going then it would be "lightly active"? Really depends on how much you walk and weight + other factors.
If you're curious here's a calculator: https://tdeecalculator.net/
Tried it and got 2,000 but I use myfitnesspal to track my calories and I eat around 1,500 a day and I'm not losing weight. That's why I figured 1,000 sounded about right for weight loss.
I'm so confused.
How tall are you? 2,000 calories is a shitload for a woman of average height.
I'm 5'3 and to lose I have to eat around 800-1300 max.
Wtf, it's not a "shitload" lol it's literally how much an average person needs per day.
I'm 5'3/161cm and 49kg/108lbs, around 20% bf and my bmr is 1200, tdee(maintenance) 1900.
(not that anon btw)
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K I L L M E
Three large teaspoons of cocoa powder
Two glasses of skim milk
Copious amounts of cream cheese
I just binged ^^^. I am an emotional eater. I've had serious problems with overeating since childhood and that led me to a terrible weight gain. I've lost weight though I'm nowhere near as normal or skinny yet.
I don't binge as much as i used to. It only happens when I'm very stressed out, or sad.
Well, until three or four hours ago, I was on campus, and received a really bad news. These are my final months as an academic student so I've been feeling super burnened with uni related stuff and money issues. Until that point I had eaten normally throughout the day (I'm calorie counting). But getting that news drove me straight to the fridge and I started stuffing my face with food, even things that weren't mine, like the two bagels. Things I didn't even like, like bananas and milk.
Now I feel like total shit.
My belly is about to explode to the point it hurts, probably because I had all that food in less than 1h, and I'm sitting on the floor crying. I just needed to vent. I was doing so great. I really hate being fat and not having control over my fucking emotions. I'm not going to give up though, tomorrow's a new day and I'll fix this shit right away but right now I just want to die. I know I'll want to weight myself first thing in the morning tomorrow, but I won't otherwise I'll just feel even more shitty.
I've had around 2,300 calories today when I normally have 1,000-1,100.
Should I just go back to dieting normally tomorrow? Should I have anything? Help. I took a couple sleeping pills because I don't want to stay awake anymore today. Yes, I'm being dramatic, maybe I seem overdramatic, but I feel destroyed, sick and like a failure. I just want to be at a normal weight for once. I'm 5 feet 1 and I weigh 187lbs at the moment.
go back to dieting normally tomorrow, and if you need to so you can stop thinking about it, take a nap or distract yourself somehow (i use lolcow).
we're around the same height/weight and i have the same issue as you. i'm an emotional eater, and i really just figured it out this semester. it's my last semester as well, and things have been fucking tough, and they still are, so i've been trying (and failing) not to eat my feelings.
what helps me is keeping mints and gum in my room, purse, etc. i generally eat two or three mints or have a stick of gum and then some water, if i know i've had all my calories for the day. i also, like you, will eat things i don't even like, just to eat something. i've been eating like shit since last week, binged over the weekend, and i'm trying to get back on track starting tomorrow.
hang in there, anon, we're gonna make it. just go back to eating normally, and consider this a tiny mistake. another thing that helps me is telling myself "no" out loud if i feel like i want to binge. because it's also an emotional thing, i also generally try to talk myself through the feelings i'm having. it only works if i say it out loud though.
Speaking as an anon that's had anorexia, and is now super comfortable at my natural weight, which is 5'9 and 135lb, I would advise you to stop trying to diet. Dieting legit made me fatter and sadder and more obsessed with my body. I love my body now and feel super hot and comfy with my weight (although of course we all have our moments). Get some self esteem and stop treating your body like shit and eating your emotions. eat yummy healthy foods, get laid and do exercise you want to do. Also get a hobby. You'll realise how pointless it all was when you grow out of it, you'll see.
HAES is bullshit but intuitive eating, done with common sense, will work. You'll eat a shit ton to start because of a diet cycle but then you'll regulate. It's taken me years to finally allow myself to not trash my body. It really comes down to a self esteem thing I think. I used to eat upwards of 9000 calories a sitting and not purge and I used to have a BMI of around 15 and those two things happened around the same period. Counting calories is triggering
as fuck for me so I just eat very carefully instead. Find what works for you. This obviously isn't.
Thank you so much, anon. This made me feel less alone, no BS. I ended up weighing myself and got 400g from last night's binge. But today's gonna be different and I'm going to control my emotional eating and do my best again.>>183432
Thank you for you advice. Honestly I wish I could just follow and be happy but I can't. I know well I'm obsessed with food and that I have some kind of ednos or something. I was obviously never anorexic since I am fat and have always been, but I did use to purge on occasion for the most part of my life. Counting calories seems obsessive but it's the only way I know I won't stuff my face with everything I see. Sometimes in the past I remember making myself throw up not because I was worried about weight gain but because I literally thought my stomach would explode because it hurt SO MUCH. I can literally eat everything in the fridge. I don't understand my problem but dieting and exercising moderately have helped me lose 20lbs and I don't want to stop now because I just can't look at myself or feel my body without feeling absolutely disgusting.
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I started a new job that's pretty physically demanding, so I want to pack a pretty good lunch but I'm at a loss as to what to pack that'll be quick to eat but dense enough to get me through the day.
I want to bring quick foods that I don't necessarily have to heat up; something like granola bars, sliced fruit, etc. I don't know though because I've never had to pack my own lunch before. Any ideas?
Ugh I'm jealous. I'm always trying to get close to sick people in the hopes I will lose my appetite or vomit my guts out.
Plus it makes me look like I'm a caring person so it's a win/win.
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What the fuck is wrong with you? Why do you want that?
Yea, who wouldn't want to be sick and puke their guts out to lose some pounds, like duh
Seriously anon wtf, just eat healthy and exercise, one day you might catch something serious, be careful
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Because I'm not retarded? Because I'm capable of managing my weight without trying to get other people's illnesses in the hopes of shitting 2 pounds out?
how about you just go for a run, lift some weights, or if you treat yourself- portion it where you only go over your cut by a little.
i hate how people demonized food, i've lost weight this week and i ate some pizza. moderation is key.
Also, wall/chair push ups, squats, planks, glute bridges, lunges, biceps curls with books/jugs same with lateral raises etc.
(Not trying to be mean, just adding some more ideas)
Yep. I asked someone why they do something retarded in a diet thread so I'm clearly a morbidly obese monster.
It's not possible for a thin person to respond to a diet thread, you got me.
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I was >>183426
I just wanna thank everyone who responded that day when I was feeling like shit and crying. I'm losing weight again and eating a slightly higher amount of calories per day as someone suggested. I also talked about my binge eating problem with my psych this Monday. I mean, he's been my doctor for a quite a while, about a year and a half, and he met me when I was 209lbs (I'm 5 feet 1 lol…) so he did know I had fucking issues with food/struggle with binge eating, but this was the first time I REALLY discussed it with him. I also think I packed some weight from lithium, which i used to take in the past. Anyways…
Somehow posting here and finally writing about it to other people (even if a bunch of anons) gave me what i needed to do something about it IRL besides dieting and exercising. I've lost a nice amount of weight in 2 months and a week, but I still have like, 28lbs or a little more to go. I'm not a fatty-chan inside, especially not the typical lazy ass, and it fucking sucks that this is who i've become, but my fatty-chan days are numbered.
I know i might binge some other day, unfortunately, but things have been under control for a while and losing 26lbs in a healthy way has helped me so much.
I see other anons here who don't have to lose that much weight: good luck. and if your situation is similar to mine, weight-wise or anything like that, good luck too.
Just wishing everyone the best, really.
You're eating too much.
Are you tracking every single calorie accurately? Most overweight people showed a tendency to underestimate their intake and overestimate their burned calories.
There's nothing physically wrong with you, everyone else lost weight at the group because they ate less every day. You gained instead because you are either the same or more.
So balance it out between.
Find your bmr at the better weight and then eat that number of calories, duh.
Weight management isn't a mystery it's literally all maths.
Even if it's not a big deal now it's a huge advantage to be able to discipline yourself and not fall into diametric thinking.
It's all practice. You'll get it
I'm counting all my calories and I eat around 1,200 to 1,500 daily but my consultant keeps telling me that I'm not eating enough. Sometimes I'll take her advice and eat more (like more often) and I'll notice that I'll drop a few pounds but in the long run, it doesn't cause me to lose any more than that.
There people in the group with me kind of annoy me. They're only losing weight because they're a lot heavier than me and they used to eat takeaways every night, white bread, fizzy drinks, ridiculous amounts of chocolate…like ofc you're going to lose once you give those up.
Straight up the fact that they are heavier than you will influence the rates of weight loss. Fat people can drop weight really rapidly but regular to just a little chubby people require a lower intake just to maintain and lose much less rapidly. It sucks, but on the bright side you will have damaged your joints, organs, and skin far less than the others in the group as well.
Starvation mode, damaging your metabolism, and 'restriction makes you hold every single calorie and turns it straight to fat' are all lies. What's your bmr? What's your daily caloric deficit?
My BMR is 1,500 which means I'd have to eat 1,000 daily to lose a pound but surely that's not healthy?
That's exactly why I want to lose weight asap because I don't want to delay it forever and turn out like them.
They should know it. That's why I asked.
They didn't mention any of those sort of figures other than their intake.
Jeez, you're quick to jump.
Nah, only said not to do it lol it's okay>>184036
No anon, you have to calculate your tdee and then eat 500 less calories.
If you keep trying to lose and maintain on the number of your bmr, you're going to end up on way too low numbers that you won't be able to keep up with. Maybe even enter ana-chan territory, who knows lol >>183388
I'm pretty conscious about protein so I put beans into almost everything I eat. I also eat a lot of lentils, chickpeas, tofu. I got bloods done about two weeks ago and the doctor says I'm not deficient in anything so that's good.
I worked out pretty heavily last year >>183981
but once I realized I wasn't losing any weight I gave it up (also my mother recently lost a lot of weight by diet alone so I figured I could too). I do still walk everywhere though as I don't have a car.
Then why aren't you losing the weight?
Either your maths is bad or you aren't sticking to your intake limit. Which is it?
Um neither. I wouldn't be posting here unless I was desperate.>>184078
Will do! Thanks, anon. I'll keep doing what I'm doing for a little longer and if it's still not working I'll find another doctor. Tbh I've kind of been worried that stress might be a factor since my hair is also going prematurely grey.
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Maybe lolcow can help me out, but I got some lipid tests done and everything came out pretty great (100 HDL cholesterol, heck yeah) but my triglycerides are high despite everything else being really good. I'm not overweight and I work out a few times a week.
Anyone else have this issue? Any diet recommendations other than the obvious avoiding sugars?
Call a physicist. You're literally breaking the laws that govern our universe if you're eating a daily deficit and not losing weight.
You need a deficit of 3,500 calories to lose one pound of fat. Calculate how many days it takes you to lose a pound and see if it adds up to your intake. If it doesn't match up with your rate of weight loss you're a danger to existence itself and must be isolated and studied in some sort of lhc.
If you cut half of what you're eating and just starting out, it could be too much.
The problem with going too low too soon/fast is that you could possibly not lose the amount you want and be left with not being able to cut sny lower. And if you try to eat a "normal" amount again, you'll gain.
That's why you cut from your tdee, not bmr.
I'm mostly eating 600-1300 now because my parents are fat fucks who buy unhealthy shit. There is very few relatively "healthy" food in my house and I'd rather not eat noodles and the other nonsense.
When I do eat unhealthy food I bloat up and it seems to aggravate my insulin problems no matter how low or high it is so no thank you
I ate 180 calories worth of snickers. It sucks and was too sugary
Newish stretch marks can be very red but will fade.
When you say >>How did a lot of you girls do this through teen years?? I never could understand my friends when all they would do is be scared to eat. Does it get easier as time goes by?
What do you mean? Being genuinely afraid to eat is a sign of either a restrictive eating disorder or a very uncommon eating disorder based on fear of food due to a feeding related trauma like choking or chronic regurgitation.
You certainly shouldn't ever be afraid to eat.
Thanks, I didn't even notice them until today, hopefully they don't get worse.
I think it was the group of girls I hung out with, they were very insecure group. I use to try to temp them with food because I'd be worried for my best friend. She wouldn't eat for almost 2 days at a time. She was never fat, but her build wouldn't allow her to ever be small. I wouldn't say I'm scared to eat, I make sure to have a cheat day where I just don't worry about overthinking calories. I mean within reason lol.
I think the funniest thing is I always wanted to put on weight when I was younger as I was teased a lot for being too thin. I took up the habit of eating really quickly so I wouldn't get full before I finished my plate. Ahh, that has come back to bite me on the ass.
Try not to worry about stretch marks too much. Just about everyone has them from growing, weight gains, or pregnancies. Super normal to have them.
Your friend from school definitely sounds like she was eating disordered in some way. It's a weird place to be in when you're desperate to eat but too afraid of what it would mean.
Naturally small eaters do apparently usually eat slowly, but you can eat a whole fuckload of spinach, lettuces, cabbage, etc etc before it will effect your weight and it's also really filling for a long time. If you've got a big appetite it might be easier to consume larger portions of lower calorie foods than try to eat less and feeling hungry the majority of the day.
Either way, hope it all works out for you
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opinions on vitamins? I have an ed, and they make me feel safer when I take them….. I don't know. I have shit genetics, and I'm already aging terribly.
right now I'm taking:
50 mg zinc
400 I.U Vitamin E
1000 MCG biotin
27 MG Iron
1,000 mg fish oil
Could I seriously damage my body by taking this many vitamins?
……I'm also considering picking up some vitamin A next time I go to the store.
I wear sunscreen whenever I go out, moisturize twice a day , wash my face twice a day, and use rosehip water for toner. I still occasionaly get horrific cystic acne, and have a huge amount of facial redness. Maybe I'm just messing with my skin too much? I've cut dairy and most sugars out of my diet, and I try to only have one serving of carbs per day. I probably wear makeup once a week on average.
I'm also a vegetarian for ethical reasons, although I respect other people's dietary choices.
This is only the case for water-soluble vitamins, not fat-soluble (a,d,e,k).http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/nutrition-food-safety-health/fat-soluble-vitamins-a-d-e-and-k-9-315/
Worth a read, overdoing vitamin D can damage your liver and A can do a lot of shit, as for E and K there's not much harm that we're aware of them doing (yet), but there's no good.
Now for the part I haven't researched but I've been told by a med student I trust is that in general we don't need to hit those 100% dv marks for vitamins so sometimes a kids multivitamin can be a good choice since they generally have lower %'s
Trying to get my life back on track after a depression which made me get to 160lbs. Started a diet last month and im down to 156lbs, and to me that doesn't seem like alot… I've started going to a gym about two weeks ago so I'll hopefully be seeing results quicker but I wonder if I'm on the right track or if I'm doing something wrong with my diet?
I'm doing mostly low carb. I only eat white meat, salads dressed only with olive oil, salt and balsamic vinegar, eggs either boiled, fried or scrambled, tomatoes, carrots, fruit, white bread veeery rarely (although i know I shouldnt eat it at all), basmati rice, and no pasta.
Is there anything I'm doing wrong?
I admit I do slip up more often than I'd like on the weekends. And I have a terrible habit of only eating one or two meals a day (my sleeping patterns are still terrible).
I have also a lot of intestinal problems my whole life as in I can go two full weeks without taking a shit once. What type of foods can help me with that?
Thank you in advance~
try counting your calories and weighing your food for a while. you might be overestimating what you're eating, healthy or not, and not hitting a proper deficit.
drink lots more water too.
I see, I'll remember that!>>184875>>184877
I'm going to start incorporating more of those foods. I really feel like I'm lacking some variation, that's probably why I always end up slipping up and just getting too unmotivated to continue, heh. I'll try my best.
Thank you for your help <3
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I binged for 3 fucking days and now I feel horrible and bloated. Not to mention disappointed and miserable.
I'm so afraid of stepping on the scale. My best friend told me to fast tomorrow, not because that will make me lose weight, but because it will make me get back on control(?).
Anyone can help me, please? What should I do?
I've been on a low carb diet and I've lost over 10kg. I wanna keep losing weight, sigh… I feel really destroyed right now. FML. This is going to sound fucking stupid but losing weight is what's given me motivation to fix my fucking life, and I still need to lose like 15kg.. I feel so fucking depressed right now. I won't give up but I seriously feel lost.
Don't fast, anon. That'll only make you feel more inclined to overeat or binge again. Seriously, trust me on that, as someone who has BED.
The best and healthiest thing to do is accept that you binged and work on making the rest of the day/tomorrow/week better and possibly figuring out why you binged in the first place and then finding ways to deal with it. Also, drink lots of water and coffee to get rid of the excess water weight and stick your normal diet. You'll feel better in a few days.
I'm panicking a littlehttps://softpizzaprincess.tumblr.com/post/151948935375/xldinnerbelle-massivemyke
This post talks about how to GAIN
I work a job that always puts me onto shifts that are hours like 12-5pm with no break, so I miss lunch and don't get home til 6/7 and have a late dinner
I've started to eat healthier but this gaining post scares me because I'm not eating during the most crucial hours of the day
how the heck do I lose weight and make sure the hours I cannot eat don't lead to me gaining later?
For breakfast oats are cheap, just get some milk (almond milk is most delicious imo but more expensive) and mix with oats, warm up in microwave, add some jam or honey and maybe cinnamon or cocoa if you have some and bam, delicious comforting meal.
For coffee all I know is that it prevents your body from properly absorbing iron so you should take it like two hours after or before meals.
ty anon. i'll be careful. do you have any brand recommendations for the green tea? >>185318
i'm trying to avoid eating oats/grains so that's not going to do. :/>For coffee all I know is that it prevents your body from properly absorbing iron so you should take it like two hours after or before meals.
never heard this before. will make a note of it. thanks anon
I drink whatever tbh but generally Twining's is good and cheap. If you have a local east Asian grocer, you can usually find huge varieties of good and cheap teas as well.
Eggs are good if you're on a strict budget, and beans/rice are a complete protein and shouldn't be too bad for you if you keep the fat in it down. Almond milk is delicious and fairly filling, and you could try protein mixes. Nuts are good too, besides peanut butter.
It's fine to eat fats, just sparingly, same with carbs. The Mediterranean diet is generally seen as incredibly healthy, but maybe not to lose weight, and I've heard the same with Japanese food, especially because of how they do portion sizing better than Americans in particular. If you can afford fish, that would be a great choice for diet food, as is chicken, and have some veggies.
eat the whole egg.
i enjoy lightly sauteed kale, spinach and broccoli with turmeric, cayenne and black pepper for breakfast; adding some sardines or walnuts/almonds makes it better.
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I'm 5'1, 23 years old and 75kg (12 stone)
I'm on a diet that's healthy now with an intake of 1300 calories per day, before I was overeating in uni and a longterm breakup got me into comfort eating and binging for two years.
I've lost a few so far from this, am I going on the right intake for my weight? should it be more or less? Please help
I guess your activity level is "lightly active"? If so, you're good.
There are a few good calculators online that you can use that will recommend how much to eat and even macros (if that's your thing).
I'm sure you'll do great, just keep it up!
I'm 5'2 and weight around 90 lbs currently. I have no tits/ass and I want to gain more weight, maybe be around 105-110 pounds.
I have never reached this weight before in my life and I am not sure how to gain it. I have been eating more rice recently and potatoes and although I have gained some weight it's not very much.
I just want to look like a cute girl and not a skelly (although I'm not exactly skelly looking as I am petite)
Hey thank you! What calculator should I use?
I go to gym once a week, twice if I can and I look after my parent who has terminal cancer and not long to live right now I'm not as active because I need to stay put, which is why I need to make sure my diet is much cleaner!
Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it!
I used this one, it's rather okay for calculating>>185368
I'm in the same boat anon, keep SLOWLY eating more so you get used to eat more, after a while it'll get easier
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also, try coffee if it gets too bad. For me those stupid 'weight loss' teas are a pretty good natural laxative. I needed it when I ate a high protein diet
As far as I know, yes.
So here's the deal: my diet consists mostly on lean protein and veggies and greens, but I've been finding taking a dump so damn hard. I drink loads of water so idk why this is happening.
I know everyone is gonna say eat more fiber but what kind of food should I have then? Because I count my calories and i really don't feel like wasting around 220 calories on 60g of oatmeal when I could have a huge salad and stay around the same number.
Also, I know another anon already asked something similar and I saw >>185476
but I'd rather hear someone's story. Maybe I should just buy prunes I guess..
I used to be pretty fit but let myself go and I have to lose 75 pounds.
I've recently been drinking 2 Slim Fast drinks a day and eating one meal consisting of chicken/veggies and I am going to start working out again.
my question is if the slim fast diets work? I know the whole body goes into starvation mode but these shakes have a bit of calories and vitamins, and for my one meal I do portions but make sure it's not starchy so only veggies and baked chicken. Also I want to try to workout everyday, but also heard it's bad to do that? If I'm just walking 5-6 miles a day I don't see an issue with it but idk. I just want to lose this weight, I hate I let myself get all overweight and shit but I want to fix it.
sorry for the long post but yee any advice?
Starvation mode is a meme. You will absolutely not 'enter starvation mode' because it was made up by fat people who are bad at maths.
Slim fast works by creating a calorie deficit. You can do that without wasting money on the gross trash that fad diets peddle and just eat say, 500 fewer calories than your tdee everyday and lose weight eating whatever you wanted within that limit.
Ignore any and all advice coming from people who aren't thin themselves, people who say it's impossible or you will gain it back no matter what you do, and people who say dieting is 'a toxic culture invented by Le patriarchy'. They're all wrong.
Learn your tdee, eat less than it to lose weight.
You'd go into starvation mode once you'd depleted your fat reservoirs and were concentration camp or famine levels of malnourished. A few weeks or even months of dieting won't do you any harm.
If we were as bad at surviving through hunger as modern society says we would never have survived as a species.
The reality is, after generations of superabundance people have lost sight of what food is for, and use it as a primary source of pleasure instead of source of energy and nutrients. There are people who literally do not know what it is like to feel hungry. There are people who are unable to do a 12-24 hour fast before surgery despite the fact that we are designed to withstand weeks of minimal sustenance and days of fasting.
1 pound of fat takes 3500 excess calories. If you eat 500 calories less than what you burn every day, in seven days you will have created a deficit of 3500 calories and lost a pound. Your metabolism will be fine, you won't gain weight by eating less, and anyone preaching differently is ignorant or straight up lying to you.
This anon again, I was actually 170(officially overweight for my height at 5'9) but now I'm having a separate issue, my new meds are lessening my cravings for food, and it's actually hard to eat more than around 800 calories a day, I lost 10 pounds and it seems to get lower everyday, I didn't know this was even possible, or if my scale is just really broken. Anyways, I'm trying to at least make up the lack of nutrition with vitamins and adding ensure to my meals.
Should I really worry about this? Is my skin going to get really fucked?? I'm trying to eat more but it just makes me sick.
So far I have vitamin A, B12, and potassium. Should there be any others I should add? Does it even matter if I take them or not for this situation?
Vegetables, protein, fruit, whole grains and complex carbs. Shit like oats, literally every veggie other than potatoes/yams, fish, skinless chicken and veal are my personal favourites, uh salads that don't add shit like creamy dressings, croutons, or bacon. Basically food that doesn't come from a factory or have lots of sugar/salt/fat/unnecessary or empty calories.
I don't know how else to give examples when there's thousands of years and hundreds of cultures whose cuisine you can look up yourself. There's no special diet meals that aren't a dumb fad. You just eat whatever without eating too much. You can easily count your own calories and eat the things you know you like.
It depends more on your body shape than solely BMI, imo. Some girls with the same weight x height, thus same BMI can look very different.
I just wanted to say on here that this thread has helped me a lot. Losing the weight i got during my two years of NEETness is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've lost 14kg (30lbs) so far and I hope to lose at least 6 more
I think it's important to keep in mind that mfp isn't always accurate as well, due to it being mainly crowd sourced a fair bit of the info can be off, so just check it against the nutritional info on the box of your food to be sure with new stuff.>>186012
BMI is a terrible measure for individuals, it doesn't really take into account frame, muscle mass, anything.
Pretty much any bodybuilder would be classified as massively obese by its standards, it's really not good at all.
You'd be better to set a body fat percentage you want to reach, or an even easier to measure goal like wanting to cut an inch or two off on a particular body part.
I'm for below 23, and above 19. Anywhere in there is ideal.
Bmi works just fine as long as you're not a bodybuilder. This nonsense about it not applying to average people is just fatties crying cause they're calculated at overweight or obese.
Nah, the nonsense about it not working for an average person is that it's not really designed to be used to be used for people into fitness or for individual measurement, and a lot of stuff can skew it.
One person at 22 isn't necessarily equivalent to another, to explain it most simply.
It works fine for larger scale stuff usually, but it shouldn't be used as a goal or anything like that, because you can be 18 BMI and skinnyfat, or 24 and look great.
As for the whole "only fat people think that!", the vast majority of people I've seen who say it are either into fitness, or are doctors themselves. Fat people use it as an excuse sometimes, but fat people use all sorts of shit as excuses, and I don't think anyone is saying that you can be 28 and still in shape unless you're noticeably very muscular.
It doesn't do anything other than make you wake up hungry as fuck.
Stable blood sugar comes from eating nutritiously and not scarfing down corn syrup or cane sugar. You should really be working with a gp who can to your glucose levels if you're concerned about blood sugar. >>186103
is being melodramatic as fuck and you won't give yourself diabetes or the dead but there's little to no reason to eat your entire daily calorie allowance in a few hours.
Your body is gonna do pretty much the same thing with what you put in regardless of when you put it in.
For generally wanting to be in a healthy weight range? Sure, if you're not an outlier either way it works fine.
For fitness goals? It's pretty much useless, because it's not a description of how you'll look at all, just that you'll weight slightly less than now.
BMI isn't intended to be a standard used for individuals, it's for measuring populations as a whole, where outliers can be either ignored or handled more appropriately.
Can you not read? As I said, BMI is useless for individuals, because at 19, you could be very in shape and slim, have a great body, or you could be a skinnyfat mess who might not really be big, but is still flabby as fuck.
Literally nobody uses BMI, or recommends that you should use BMI as anything to aim for beyond "Try to be in this general range if you want to be somewhat healthy", because that's all it's designed to measure. It's not useful at all as far as aiming for a body type.
8-12 hours won't kill or harm anyone. It came across as though it were dangerous for a healthy person to not eat for half a day which is insanity.
Diabetics are obviously not candidates for intermittent fasting.
Are you muslim?
Do you notice any benefits from it?
No i dont really have any problems with my blood sugar as far as im aware so thats not a problem for me.
Im mostly interested in it for the longevity and less stress about eating 6 small meals and meal planning, i never liked eating breakfast anyway, there actually is some reaserch that it increases hgh in humans but most other studies were on animals so maybe not as reliable
You can still eat and feel full even on a diet anon
Fuck off retard>>186244
If you have enough fat reserves the body burns mostly fat, not muscle, during fasting.
No shit, but why would you sacrifice more muscle than you have to to lose weight in a way that isn't really that much faster, but is significantly less healthy?
Kind of curious how they plan to water fast for 50 days without dying though, or why they would want to do a legitimate water fast for any reason other than political or religious.
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yea isnt it so retarded to think that a 50 hour water fast is a bad idea?
There are a lot of misconceptions about fasting, tbh. It isn't something that will automatically kill you and cause your body to eat your organs/muscles. I don't see how it's any different if its political or religious either.>>186256>imagine being this mad about other people's choices
You done picking a fight today?
Haha did you break your fast already?
Only a child or a fatty would think they could do a 30 day water fast. I'd say kys but you've already tried starving to death and failed. For real tho, you're clearly too ignorant for fasting (and general life tbh) if you think you can do 30 days with only water. Screech as much as you want, I'm not the retard here.>>186274
You done being ignorant and samefagging to support your retarded ideas?>>186270
24 hours once a month is harmless, even once a week isn't awful. Every second day isn't typically behaviourally doable but nobody would die. Just lose weight.
>>186274>There are a lot of misconceptions about fasting, tbh. It isn't something that will automatically kill you and cause your body to eat your organs/muscles
For a couple days, sure, you'll just be hungry and kind of tired feeling. For more than a month? No, that's a fucking Jesus level fast, unless she's planning on wandering the desert with Satan, it's a stupid idea.
>I don't see how it's any different if its political or religious either.
Because at least then you're not trying to convince yourself it's totally a healthy thing for you to do, it's a sacrifice you're making.
I think that those things about how so and so diet totally raises HGH or test or whatever other hormone you might want are either broscience or such miniscule levels that it's pointless anyway, and low insulin isn't really a good thing.
If you enjoy it more though and it's helping you achieve your goals, good for you though I guess, though I'd say unless you're tiny, you're eating way too little, you're going to be losing a good amount of muscle there too.
I think the confusion came from you calling it a water fast though, when it's really an intermittent fast. Water fast is not ingesting anything but water for that period of time.>>186346
Nah, if you've got literally any fat %, your body has stored glucose. Might be different for glycogen though I guess, I'm not sure.
How is it bro science? There are studies backing it up and i never called it a water fast there are other anons here too.
But yeah its working for me, i am only 5'4 and 110 and small framed so 1000 is fine for me
im a fat-chan and since my internist advised me to not eat in the last 4 hours before going to sleep due to nightly gastroesophageal reflux, i began eating my last meal at 6 pm.
ive tried losing weight for years. now BOOM. lost 14 pounds in 2 months without changing anything else on my diet or my exercise routine. this is still kinda slow, but for someone never managing to lose weight continously this is huge.
i can only advise it for everyone.
Broscience is almost always based off some study somewhere, just massively misinterpreted or exaggerated. I don't think there's really any reason that fasting that way would result in a significant increase in HGH (or that this is actually a good thing necessarily), or make you lose weight much faster.
You lose weight if you're intaking less calories than you're burning, that's how the basic function works, I think the intermittent fasting fad is just a way of getting you to do that, because you have a much smaller period to eat in.
If it works for you and you're being smart about it then good for you though, the most important thing about diet is that you stick with it I find.
Sidenote i eat the same calories but have lost some weight so clearly it Works for atleast some people
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Thought I'd share my 300 cal breakfast with everyone. I hope your diets are going well!
The only useful ones are on humans, we aren't mice.
By all means though, link some, but your point about losing weight while eating the same calories is crap. Your body isn't getting energy from nowhere, nor is it just throwing away your excess calories. Unless there's some major mechanism that I've never heard of (in which case please do explain it to me, or link something that does), you're just eating less than you were before.
Im just gonna link this summary because i cant be arsed to link all the studies http://easacademy.org/trainer-resources/article/intermittent-fasting#bmb=1
This should be old because its unbiased aswell. Anyways im not saying im Right or that your Right there are many conflicting opinions where research supports both sides example is the Extreme HCLF diets and then there are HFLC but different people thrive on different things even if there is research supporting and not supporting one side, you Seem to already have made up your mind so lets just agree to disagree.
Also yes i am in a caloric deficit which i have Stated before, dont misrepresent me to look like an idiot to feel superior, its just silly
Hey dude, don't worry about it! It's not like you are going out to nice dinners every single day. A day or two of eatin outside your calorie count isn't going to destroy everything, I promise. Just get back to your goals today! You can still lose weight if you keep trying! Happy birthday btw.>>186492
All "tummy teas" or "flat stomach teas" are literally just teas with laxatives in them like senna and dandelion. You can literally get the same thing at any Asian grocery store (look for "Dieter's teas) for a fraction of the price.
Tea is very good for you, there's so many good blends. Plain ol green tea is great for you. I wouldn't advise you to stick to regular tea and don't waste your money on snake oil.
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cankle anon here. Literally the only thing that has been helpful for me is doing calf raises. my cankles are still awful, but not as bad as they used to be. But it might just be your body shape, Even when I was at my lowest weight I had thunder thighs and cankles.
also, does anybody know how to eat salads with raw onion/garlic and not smell weird for the rest of the day? I'm trying to end my NEET-dom by going to school, so I would be packing salad. I'm interested in the health and beauty benefits of raw garlic and onion, but I don't want to be that smelly kid.
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Help, I want to lose my thigh and belly fat, but I'm fucking retarded. Hell I don't even care about the thighs, I just want the gut gone.
I've been trying (and succeeding) to lose weight, but my stomach is still flabby. I've never been overweight, and it's never been anything but. I know I can't spot reduce, but here's the issue: I'm poor, don't own any gym equipment, can't afford a gym and don't like gyms in the first place. I do walk a lot, though.
Are there any bodyweight exercises I can do? How long until I see the first results? Any diet restrictions I should keep in mind? How much should I work out daily? I literally know nothing about this, pls help me out.
Keep losing weight, not everyone loses it at the same rate in the same places. It's why you see some people with super hollow cheeks at like 15% bf, while others might take until 10% to get that. Or why some people can be a bit chubby but get that sort of "thick" look, while others just look crappy.
If you keep losing it, it'll even out though, just might take a bit, and make sure you do exercise as well though, even just bodyweight stuff is really good.
At my lowest I weighed 47kg (~103lbs, I'm on the verge between 5'3 and 5'4) and was still flabby, in addition to feeling tired and dizzy all the time, so I wouldn't want to lose too much weight.
Is blogilates a good source? The girl seems to have a good attitude towards weight loss and body image and I really like her printables but I want to make sure.
I'd recommend if you're feeling dizzy and tired all the time to watch your diet pretty closely, make sure you're still eating enough. A lot of people have a tendency to eat barely anything when trying to lose weight, and it works, but they lose muscle mass and feel shitty all the time while doing it.
Try to not go below around 750 calories below your tdee (if you don't know what this is, there's a lot of online calculators) while trying to lose weight.
And the flabby stuff is probably exercise related, were you working out while doing it? Your body will lose muscle mass as well as fat while you diet, so it's important to work out to try to preserve as much of that muscle as you can.
And I don't know much about blogilates sorry, someone else might know more. Honestly the fitness subreddit has lots of good resources in its sidebar if you're looking for basic info on this stuff.
You start adding more and more calories to you diet gradually until you reach your goal macros. It's supposed to fix your metabolism since you give your body the correct amount of food without giving the calories so fast. Here is a complete guide: http://www.themacroexperiment.com/step-2-learning-how-to-count-macrosiifym.html
You can use any kind of foods that fits into your daily macros and vitamins.
That's absolutely not how eating disorders are categorised or diagnosed. Don't be ignorant.
1000 calories is gonna make anon lose weight like crazy until they can't sustain it because they're hungry. They're better off with a higher intake yes, but don't act like that's an eating disorder or make shit up like you did to prove your point.
Are you getting enough protein?
Is your vitamin/mineral intake enough?
What kind of things are you eating daily, and what's your calorie deficit?
Unless you are like a 3 foot midget, 1000 kcal is way too low.
Why does almost every one here have a horrible warped view of calories and weightloss? I sometimes feel like I'm on myproana, not lolcow
I know right
Not hating on anyone in the thread but it's true
And why 1.2k, it's not some magic number
Eh not really. I'm a five foot two child-woman and work a mostly sedentary job.
If I'm not doing physical stuff at work I maintain on about 1100.
1200 gets thrown around because so many websites use that figure as a recommended intake for losing weight.
I promise you that kilo is likely just water or poop. Even if it was genuine weight gain a kilo is bugger-all and nobody can see any difference.
If you need the seroquel, make sure you don't keep junk food around the house. Get things like grapes for the sweet cravings and something low-calorie for when the nighttime hunger kicks in and it feels like your entire abdomen has been scooped out, it's so empty feeling.
Plan your calories out through the day to allow for the night if you can't sleep before it hits, like, leave yourself 200 calories to spare each day and then the night eating won't affect your weight anywhere near as much.
It's fucking hard but it's doable, especially if you need the seroquel and need the weight loss at the same time. Good luck anon
You mean a TDEE calculator? Heaps of them have that function, I don't think it's unique to any in particular.
If I remember right even myfitnesspal does that.
Breakfast: Eggs and Gluten-free bread or Protein pancakes
Lunch: Wholegrain wrap with chicken and salad
Pre-gym snack: Turkey breast steak or mince
Dinner: Chicken or fish with some carbs
Evening snack: Trek protein bar or soya protein yogurt
Is this a healthy meal plan guideline for losing weight and geting into shape? I read a girl used this to /gain/ weight but to a healthy, fit weighhttp://www.dailystar.co.uk/diet-fitness/606883/How-to-gain-muscle-when-your-thin-how-to-build-muscle-tips-instagram-babe
Exactly what >>188073
If you want to lose fat/gain a bit of muscle you'll have to eat at maintenance. Just as anon suggested, calculate your BMR & TDEE, then eat at your TDEE or 500cals less if you want to lose weight.
If you want you can consider doing some lifting.
But generally, stay away from any kind of meal plan that contains the words "fast", "easy" or anything related, they're 99% a scam. And don't be afraid to eat a bit unhealthy from time to time, especially at the start. Eventually your body will start craving real food, instead of processed one.
I smoke daily, like a disgusting amount and found that at this stage I have fuck all appetite and munchies stopped happening. Do not recommend.
Keep tasty but low-cal snacks around. Freeze fruit and yogurt instead of having ice cream, low sugar hot chocolate drinks instead of actual chocolate, salted nuts instead of chips etc.
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A mutual on my IG posted this. I'm already going to assume this is a shitty "fad" thing someone probably shilled to her on Facebook, but what IS it exactly? Aren't ketones literally just the by product of fat being burned?
She could reduce her calories and just excercise to make her own ketones (but she's a fatty, so I doubt she would do that.)
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Hey anons, know any good alternatives to tortilla chips? I eat a lot of guac with them and I know the refined carbs aren't doing me any favors. As long as it's crisp or crunchy, I'm willing to try out some different things.
how about homemade chips? You can put potatoes or fruit, sliced thin, into the oven and make them crispy
Or crunchy veggies
The homemade chips are a good idea, but I'm also a lazy asshole. Still worth a try, though. Thanks!>>189017
I'm actually a fan of cauliflower and the crunch of celery seems like a great alternative, I'll give those two a try. Thanks for the suggestions.
Ketones are a byproduct of burning fat, yes. KETO//OS is a scam product shilled by Jimmy Moore I believe. There's not really any benefit to them, except maybe an energy boost, when you could just eat fat or fast to produce your own ketones.
Cutting calories alone won't get you into ketosis, you need to reduce sugar and up fat to do it, because sugar will always be burned preferentially to fat.
Mine is more of a health thing, than a weight thing, although I have lost weight from doing it.
I was diagnosed pre-diabetic nearly a year ago, high blood pressure, and total cholesterol over 300. I was 221 pounds at 5'1", and 20 years old.
I also got tested for insulin resistance and came back with a big fat "yup you're fucked".
I ended up doing a ton of research on it hoping I'd find anything I could do, especially because my doctor said I could eat grass and drink water and not fix my health. I'm stubborn, obviously.
I came across some research from like Eric Westman, Gary Taubes, and Jason Fung that suggested that lowering sugar intake could help those who were insulin resistant/diabetic. So late last year I started a ketogenic diet, restricting carbs (not including fiber) to <20g per day, moderate protein, and fat to satiety.
I've done so much research it makes my head spin. It answered a lot of questions as to why I would calorie restrict at that time and feel like shit. Calories in calories out - but that was ignoring the hormonal role going on in my body. Insulin suppresses leptin production, a hormone that makes you feel full. It also signals to store energy in the fat cells, and focus on burning sugar. Less sugar going in my body, less insulin spikes, insulin sensitivity gradually came back (though not yet normal), blood pressure went back to normal, blood sugar is now normal, I'm no longer hungry and angry all the time, and I've lost 50 lbs (with about 40 more to go, though I'm still regularly losing).
Obviously I can't go back to eating the way I did, which is a bit sad, and my situation was pretty specific because basically due to genetic factors, and extremely high sugar intake it made me way more sensitive to sugars than a normal person would be, to the point where a bit of fruit or bread makes my blood sugar spike and stay there for far longer than normal.
That also means I can never go back to the way I was eating, but I feel way better healthwise now, my risk factors for heart disease are down, my acne has cleared up, my periods are regular again, my mood is more stable, and my bloodwork (HDL, LDL, trigs, blood sugar, basal insulin, LDL particle size, etc) are all coming back consistently clean.
Sorry for the blog post, but just wanted to put it out there that I'm really glad I found what works for me, and that I'm healthy for the first time that I can remember.
Wow, anon. That's great about your health, keep up with the good work.
How much do you weigh right now? I was 209 at 5'1 too, age 23-24, almost 5 months ago. I felt like total shit. I'm currently 179. Lucky me, I was never pre diabetic or had high blood pressure – idk why, guess I was just really lucky.
I'm hoping to reach a normal and healthy weight this year, or in the beginning of 2018.
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So after months of intense trips to the gym and clean eating, I've started eating like a pig again. I was really fucking happy and feeling super great for the first time in a loooong, long time.
A sad incident happened and I was caught off guard, so I forgot about my health, diet, goals, etc. I've gained almost 2kg in April. And I just binged today…
So yeah, I feel really fucking awful. But i want to start over again. I won't wait until tomorrow, it starts again today despite the binge eating episode from earlier.
But I feel super down and these extra 2kg feel more like 20kg in my head..sigh.
Anyonw has any tips, or any type of motivation to offer, etc? Anything. If you've been in my situation before, how did you manage to get your shit together?
Thanks in advance if anyone responds.
I'm currently 171, I've integrated intermittent fasting and some extended fasts to help lower my basal insulin even more (with research supporting this from Fung and others) and that's been helping break any stalls I've encountered.>>189081
Yeah he also tried to put me on statins, despite the research saying 1) they don't work 2) cholesterol is more complicated than they make it out to be and 3) statins are actually HARMFUL for women to take (likely due to cholesterol's influence in hormonal regulation and such). I dropped him after that statement, and found a new doctor who encourages, advises, and suggests other stuff based on up to date science instead of stuff he learned in med school 2 decades ago. I'm very grateful for it, and the proof is in the results for me.>>189097
I don't think it will cause weight gain, since I doubt there's not much to it (see pic). It's made of Beta Hydrowhatever (a type of ketone), xantham gum (a nonstarchy thickener), erythritol (a nonglycemic, noninsulogenic sweetener), L-Taurine - an amino acid, etc
So there's nothing there that will cause weight gain really. At best, she'll feel a little more clearheaded as ketones have shown to help with dementia and alzheimers and memory issues, maybe a bit of an energy boost (though I doubt it). At worst, it'll do nothing and she'll have wasted her money on something she can produce herself with simple diet changes.
To put it in perspective, someone who goes on a ketogenic diet can make about 10-20x the amount in a serving for basically free. Even if you don't want to go that extreme, and just cut out processed sugars and up healthy fat intake you'll probably still make some, still for cheaper.
So either way it's dumb.
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Since I doubt there's much to it* and dropped pic
Just keep calm and go back to your usual. Everyone makes mistakes.
What motivates me after I gained 10 pounds after getting an infection (this was probably stress/sickness related water weight gain and went away right after I got better but regardless) was that, like okay. I gained weight. Maybe I messed up somewhere. Maybe I relaxed in my eating habits.
But what else am I going to do but go right back to it?
Do I want to go back to feeling bad, moody, depression stags, achy joints, not fitting into normal clothes, not being able to walk long distances, etc?
Was I just going to give up all the progress I've made and just go back to being miserable? no
I LIKE feeling healthy so there's no other option but to get back on the horse.
Plus, anon, 2kg is not that much. If you have a food sensitivity or something that could just be water weight and will come off after a few days of eating right again.
A fluctuation of 1-2kg per DAY is normal. If you drink two liters of water, you'll gain 2kg until it's out of your system.
Getting healthy is a lifelong endeavor. Just remember that there's no such thing as a short term diet, because as soon as you stop eating right you'll gain all the weight back. As long as you have something that you feel like you can do for the rest of your life and is sustainable, and maybe even enjoyable, you're golden.
cut the stuff out gradually so you don't overwhelm yourself, if you get cravings eat fruit or have some water
As for dropping the weight, just eat smaller portions and exercise. If you like you can track calories, just don't eat under you bmr
If you're craving sweets, try eating foods with natural sugar like berries.
Regard anything with refined sugars as an addictive substance (it technically is, eight times as powerful as cocaine). Refined sugars found in sodas and sweets will drastically spike your insulin, and then when the levels suddenly drop, your body craves more. Vicious cycle and I've gained just as much weight from it. Hell, even fats are better to consume than sugars.
If you can manage a water fast for a day or so it should break your craving cycle. After that, just don't buy or stock anything with added sugar.
I started drinking Stevia-based sodas and making fruit smoothies. I don't even like soda, but it's a great way to have a 0-calorie sweet treat. You can also eat (non-shitty) yogurt with fruit in it.
Around once (sometimes twice) per week I'll treat myself to a small chocolate bar or piece of cake/pie/frappuccino. I've found that since cutting out candy for the most part and switching to stevia and natural sugars (fruit), I don't enjoy sweets as much as I once did. In fact, I can't eat cheap American candies and chocolates anymore like Reeses peanut butter cups. They literally taste like waxy garbage, even though I used to eat 4-12 pieces in a single sitting multiple times per week (I still like quality chocolates, but I actually have to go out of my way to buy them and they are more costly so I'm less inclined to binge). I've luckily never been a big cake fan and pies are generally not sold per-piece so it's the same issue of seeking them out and price. I definitely crave chocolate the next day, but knowing that I can eat some in 1 more week helps a lot!
I hope this gives you and other anons ideas on how to cut sugar if you were a candy-addict like I was (conveniently, it's when I switched from candy to breads that I gained my weight, which is why I recommend stevia/smoothies).
For chocolate, I eat the lily's chocolate bars. It has soooo much less sugar (like 4g minus fiber for half a bar and I only eat one or two squares) and it doesn't cause that feeling of needing to binge. I definitely think I've got a sugar addiction so I just try to avoid anything that gives me the urge.
I've found bread, potatoes, candy, sugar soda, some fruit like pineapple, etc all make me want to eat more and more so I don't eat them anymore.
Along the way I've found most berries, stevia sweetened stuff, etc I can eat some and be satisfied.
Echoing that fat is better than sugar (as long as it's healthy fat like butter, avocado, macadamia nuts, etc, and not vegetable oils or margarine) it is REALLY hard to binge on fat, so I make replacement candy that's like 90% fat (like replacement reese's peanut butter cups, almond joys, cheesecake even, etc no added sugars to any of it) and then I find that after like 1 piece or slice I am completely done and don't want any more.
The USDA dietary guidelines in 2015 also said that fats are OK and don't need to be limited and contribute no risk to heart disease, and my bloodwork always comes back OK so there is that.
tl;dr find out what makes you want to binge and stop eating it, and replace it with something that is just as tasty and leaves you satisfied
Also I usually lower the amount of sweetener because I find most people add way too much for my taste.
I also like these: https://www.ruled.me/keto-no-bake-pumpkin-pie-cheesecake/
and these without the strawberries (so plain cheesecake). I'll sometimes make a half batch and then pour it into cupcake tins for single serve cheesecakeshttp://cavemanketo.com/low-carb-strawberry-cheesecake/
11 and a half stone, 23
I've lost 5kg so far but want more progress
I've started gym and diet, my tummy/gut is my worst area- what are some good exercises and diet and foods to help aid it? I know I can't spot reduce, but anything that at least will help, I'd appreciate knowing
Do planks really help in the long run?
Also how do I do calorie deficits?
I have a small breakfast, and lunch if I'm lucky, that total to maybe400 calories before work- quite a demanding retail job
By the end of my shift I'm hungry, my tummy is rumbling, I know it isn't comfort food, so I have a dinner around 500 calories
I avoid snacks and any unhealthy junk and try to balance protein/carbs/veggies and fruit
By following this and not binging, am I hitting the calorie deficit? I can't afford to go to gym every day and right now I'm focusing more on diet than exercise then switching to more gym once I'm down another half stone or so!
Please enlighten me
You said it yourself, you can't spot reduce, you'll have to lose overall body fat, so just keep going
Do you count calories? Since you mentioned them
Basically: calculate your TDEE then reduce the number by 500calshttps://tdeecalculator.net/
Also, is this all you eat? 900cals? Unless you're really short that's way too low. If you have such a demanding job then you'll need the energy so you don't feel dead tired and can go through a shift. Just don't eat under our BMR and take care.
It takes some time but you'll get there.
Weed helped me overcome anorexia.
It boosts appetite, enhances taste, and at the same time calmes the nerves, an ideal combination of effects.
How it's not yet a viable medicinal option for treatment pisses me off. Nooo, better to leave people struggling with a life-threatening condition or give them other, more expensive, less potent pharmaceutical drugs with adverse side effects. Smh
let's not forget about all the money the pharmacies make. Giving people a natural way that actually works would make them lose a lot of money
sage for ot
I calculated it for you. I've guessed the weight to be around 143 lb since you didn't mention an exact number.
Your BMR is 1600 cals, which means you're (slightly) not eating enough.
Have you considered to maintain and just build muscle instead? It could help if you're feeling fat or flabby/chubby etc. And nope, it won't make you look like a bodybuilder or something, you'll just look "lean".
Losing 20lbs will put you in the underweight category anon. So please don't. If you think everyone is already thinner than you, then you might not be "recovered", only weight restored.
Please please please go talk to your doctor, therapist or anyone about this because you could be putting yourself at risk.
Thank you for the advice! Yeah, I'm not fully recovered at all but not actually anorexic anymore at least. It's weird since I do gain weight if I eat more than 1500 (and I definitely calculate this 100% accurately); I ate so much for a few months while weight restoring that I doubt my metabolism is still suppressed after a year of eating normally, so it's a bit demotivating.
I might try working out a bit more! It's a bit hard since I associate exercise with torture because of my past overexercising haha but maybe I just need to try a different routine.
I assume it's because of the abuse potential, that heaps of people would just take it to get high and fake the surrounding illness.
I think it's dumb that weed is illegal at all, but I assume that's why it's not used really for anorexia, same as why other drugs with high abuse potential aren't really used much.
With the old anorexia requirement, it would be impossible to fake.
But now anorexia is just about muh feelings and not about your body at all.
Hey thank you. Well, I'm 5'1 and 11, 3 stone, although even at my skinniest I was still about 9 or 10 so I don't know if that counts muscle mass- I've always had huge, muscular thighs but the rest of me is jiggle now
I really want to lose enough weight that my belly goes- should I expect a really saggy, stretch marked tummy for this and loose skin?
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dunno, just searched her candid photos, while she does have round widish hips, the look less intense in her candids, could she be enhancing her hips in her selfies?
she may have also had fat transfer as well
You don't. It will go back a little with exercise but if it's stretched it's stretched and no exercise will change it. It all depends on how elastic your skin is and how stretched it is so far whilst overweight.
If it's gone past it's returning point it will require surgery or a wide waistband on your pants. It's still better than remaining overweight though, and in all honesty a little loose skin on a fit girl looks a million times better than skin that's tight around fat. You'll be fine even if the skin gets a little loose.
Sort of…I mean, it's not exactly what my aim is but it is certainly a nice "side effect" of taking care of yourself.
I even gained some on my boobs and I'm absolutely amazed, even if it's a tiny amount.>>190628
If it's not angles and lighting then it's shoop. The majority of these famous girls do it, even if it's subtle.
Only weigh yourself in the morning before you start eating or drinking.
Isn't it common to fluctuate by a couple of pounds throughout the day anyway? You gaining 2-3 pounds from the week before seems more like you're maintaining, it's not a significant gain.
I weighed myself yesterday and then again this morning and it said I lost 3lbs but that is likely just from me not having eaten anything yet.
my rule of thumb is to count in fives. i'm either 100 or 105, nothing in between because of how drastically shit fluctuates day by day, hour by hour. (ex: if i'm 103 i won't count it and wont worry until i'm at 100 or 105)
aim for a goal of fives, tens, etc.
anything in between causes mania.
This is brilliant and it's gonna vastly improve my life after being a stupid anachan.
I do it with most of my meals, but I'll do it in a reasonable way (and don't freak out if I can't!). Not only does it help with portion control - whether you want to eat less or more, like I do - and also is really useful if you have to budget for food, because you can actually plan how much you will need to buy.
Like, for breakfast I have a sliced apple, 7 sliced strawberries, covered with 100g vanilla yoghurt = 2 portions of fruit, plus a serving of dairy. I also only weigh my dinner so I can separate my plate correctly, because I eat do 1/4 protein, 1/4 carb, 1/2 vegetables. So a pasta dish would be 100g pasta, 100g veggie mince, then 200g of various vegetables (plus homemade pasta sauce to mix it all with).
As I said though, if I eat an unweighed meal I don't freak out about it. Usually just annoys me because 9/10 times I end up wasting food because I've made too much lol…
/sage for OT blogpost
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Got a new scale today and discovered I'm the heaviest I've ever been, so I made myself a new lock screen for my phone.
I've been ballooning up since my mom suddenly died in Dec, lots of stress/grief eating and drinking. I've gained 25-30 lbs.
My sense of style is screwed since none of my cute clothes fit anymore and it's fucking with my self esteem
I have to wear my mom's old jeans now.. it's kinda nice to feel close to her in that way, but I also know that if she was alive she wouldn't want me to have to do that. She'd be agreeing with me and encouraging me to shape up!
I won't deny I'm being hard on myself. I'm super vain and my figure was a big source of confidence for me, and I've been in the 125-140 range for years and it's what I'm used to.
I just want to be able to wear my clothes again and put together outfits, I have an entire wardrobe I love that I can't fit into anymore
Also it might be worth clarifying that my mom was 6 inches shorter than me, so all her jeans are too short and most of them too wide so I have to roll them and I get this unflattering rosie the riveter style fit lol. I'd rather put up with it until I loose weight than buy all new clothes.
Saged for blog post
Okay so I just thought I'd give a little update. I've lost 11lbs so far in total (over the course of about 7 weeks and lost around 2lbs each week pretty consistently) and I'm hoping to be down an entire stone in the next two weeks.
Delighted with myself.
Eh, I threw that together and posted it right after I weighed myself thinking i might have lost weight and discovered the opposite, so I was at a low point emotionaly and really pissed at myself. wanted to share with anons also struggling with weight.
I can see why it's cringy but I like using photo editing apps for non-thinspo reasons too, so making this wasn't much of an effort for me.
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I know that I'm going to get called ana-chan for this, but I legit have an ED and currently am doing 100 hour fast.(80h left lol)
But anyway I wanted to let you know that I understand how hard it is to see higher numbers on scales and your picture is really close representation of what happens in my head when I see higher numbers on scale.
In the end anon please don't let it bring you down and I hope you will get better
Be careful not to faint. Another ED farmer here, I accidentally fainted once and hit my head on a hard surface and ended up with some hospital bills. Be safe.>>194975
Use your critical thinking skills.
I sure am. Watch me:
Eating disorder = bad. Eating normally = good.
This is a sound, proper and beneficial judgement, as judgements should be. You should try it.
Hey thank you, as of about two weeks ago I weighed myself and I'm down to 11
I'm finding this next bit the hardest to loose weight- anyone got any good outlines for meal plans and healthy eating that isn't too heavy but will fill me through a heavy workday?
Aanon on here successfully lost weight and kept it off? If so could you please share like your daily meal plan?
Everybody always keeps throwing around things like eat right, less carbs,…but i always simply have no idea what i could actually eat
well worked for me when I was a teenager
I biked a lot and did workouts daily but ate like complete shit
I'm talking about getting fast food with friends after school, when I had sleepovers we would get shit loads of hot fries, little debbies, sodas, ice cream, bake desserts etc and eat pizza while playing GTA and other vidya
I still worked out like crazy, mostly doing butt workouts though because I was an insecure bitch, but that point in my life was the thinnest I had ever been
What has worked best for me is to mostly eat only whole foods. Whole foods are foods that aren't processed. Examples would be chicken, eggs, beef, beans, fruits, veggies, potatoes, oats, nuts etc.
My go to meal for using whole foods is soup. Just use a clear broth (I like veg stock), add chicken or beans, tons of veggies, and potatoes. It's a low calorie dinner and I can have seconds every time without gaining weight.
Some other tips are to never drink your calories (tea and water only! juice as a treat), and always have dessert if you have a sweet tooth. Just make sure you only have a very small portion of dessert so you don't ruin your diet. I also usually have a very small amount of salty junk food a day, like 5-10 chips depending on how hard I'm craving them. Of course if you don't have an affinity for junk food it would be better to cut that shit out completely, but in my case the small portions keep me from bingeing.
Sorry for turning this into a blog post.
not that anon, but can you elaborate on that? How much food does a 5 ft person need to eat to lose weight?
Do we cut down meals to two a day or something?
Like what are meals that are pretty typical for you?>>195936
A 500 calorie lunch is basically more than one third of the total caloric intake a 5' person needs. Like…if I ate 1500 calories a day I'm gaining wait fullstop since I don't exercise much. I used to struggle to go under 125lbs but figured it out when I cut my portions to one half to one third of what an average person eats. The average family restaurant dinner plate is already way too much food for an average sized person in one sitting, they're probably close to my entire day's caloric intake in that one meal alone.
I fill up on low calorie vegetables (I eat salads with 3 cups of arugula at ~6 cals per cup topped off with what other veggies, legumes, proteins I have on hand), I can get really full off of it too now. My carb intake is like a slice of toast in the morning and a half cup of rice for dinner. I don't much eat dairy based products, but I'm lactose intolerant. I avoid drinking my calories. Because of all the veggies my meal intake is ~800 cal which leaves me plenty of room for some snacking in the day. I now sit comfortably between 110 and 115, a little higher than I'd like but that's an issue with my snacking habits. When I choose healthier snacks I can go down much more. If you exercise, unlike me, you'll have more room to eat more calories.
Though, I suppose it's easy for me to say. I love vegetables and all my favorite foods are healthy and nutritious for the body.
You can "train" yourself to eat less too. Drink water before and after your portion controlled meal, then wait 20 minutes to see if you're still unsatisfied.
thanks anon, sounds like I'm pretty much in the same spot as you >resting comfortably at 110>snacking habits holding me back from going below 110
but i bet if i learned to love vegetables more, id have an easier time
wish i could just brainwash myself, i have a very limited list of veggies i can swallow
How do you eat that little? I am 100% serious. Like, how do you train yourself to have such a small intake? Portion control? How do you refuse meals, or only eat a tiny amount?
I love healthy and nutritious foods. I just can't stop eating. How do you do it?
5'3" and an appalling 120 lbs here.
I know this is the diet thread, but any tips for exercise motivation?
Loving vegetables is really what helps me. Taking in lots of fiber fills you up naturally, and veggies are just a lot lower in calories than anything else so you can go ham on them and not feel regretful. >>195943
First of all, 120lbs at 5'3" isn't "appalling" it's perfectly normal, this isn't an ana thread get the fuck out.
Second, I feel uncomfortable with giving anas advice.
Original 5'2 anon here
How do I cut my portions? After a heavy workday I'm starving and just wolf down anything…
I use smaller plates and bowls. I also tell myself if I don’t feel satisfied I can go back for seconds, but then drink some water and wait 20min before going for seconds. Usually in this time I end up feeling full anyway. (takes a bit for your stomach to send the right signals to your brain). There’s also taking more time to eat, taking smaller bites of food, or taking your time chewing your food, etc. If you find yourself ravenously hungry when dinner time rolls around, you’re probably not eating enough/eating the right food during the day.
But at the end of the day, all this advice is pretty worthless if you can’t practice self control.
To add this is for small tiny ass people bigger people will probably feel miserable and if you try this as a bigger person you might have ED tendencies
A human stomach can hold 2-4L of food. Since I’m on the “I’ll round up to 5 feet” kind of small, I assume the lower end, ~2L. 2L is a little under 8.5 US cups. If I go by the idea that you should eat until you feel ~80% full, that’s 1.6L or 6.8 cups.
My average dinner is something like (guesstimating) 1 cup cooked spinach (46 cal), half cup rice (white, short grain 121 cal), 1 cup other veg (let’s say steamed broccoli 31cal) ~half cup meat (115 cal for diced cooked chicken). 1 cup side soup (miso soup 81 cal) .I’ll drink like half a bottles worth of water or tea (0 cal) and I’m reasonably filled up with room for desert (though I usually skip it) at something like 400 calories.
I think this is a really generous guesstimate though. I dunno, I don’t feel empty or dizzy eating this much. I feel fine. I have energy all throughout the day, my vitals are great. Biology is just strange like that.
How do you cook them?
Roast things like carrot, sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, onions etc. brush a little olive oil and salt and pepper over them first and they're amazing. Or a half teaspoon of honey to your carrots.
Leave steam cooked things like broccoli firm and they taste amazing. Stir fry with cabbage or shredded zucchini in place of noodles to save carbs. They take on the flavour of whatever you're cooking (sumac and cabbage together are bliss) and bulk out meals with few calories.
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Depends on what you mean by "healthy", there's some sugar in it and drinking aloe vera doesn't really have any proven health benefits as far as I know. It's not super bad for you but not great either, if you like the taste then have some but I doubt it will make you healthier in any way.
I'm the same way with eating the same thing every day when I'm depressed, it just takes too much energy to figure out new meals. It's not very healthy to always eat the same things though, you need variation to get all the nutrients your body needs.
That said, to make your diet more healthy than it has been you don't need to change it up completely, porridge made with oats and peanut butter is a good breakfast, I have it sometimes myself with some soy milk.
I don't know what a toastie is exactly, but maybe change it out for a whole wheat wrap with avocado, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber or whatever vegetables you like, and maybe add some protein like salmon or a bean salsa. Or whip up an omelette with onions, tomatoes, shrimp or whatever, I don't really know what you like but an omelette can be varied in so many ways.
Switch the chips for an actual sweet potato, cut it into strips and cook in the oven with a little bit of oil and some thyme and/or rosemary or just make it like a baked potato. Or you could just make some stir fry vegetables, the kind you buy frozen is super simple and low in calories so you can eat enough to fill you up. Choose leaner meats and don't prepare it with too much oil or butter, avoid processed meats.
Instead of candy try having some fruit/berries and a couple squares of dark chocolate as a snack. I like to have an apple cut into 8 or so pieces with peanut butter.
Try to go for a walk in the daylight every day, it will make you feel better to get some basic exercise and the light will improve your mood as well. Getting your sleep back on track is really hard but you have to set rules for yourself and really stick to them. I'm shit at this but it's the only way. Try going to bed at the same time every night and get up the same time every morning, no matter what. No phone or computer if you can't sleep and make sure you give yourself enough time to wind down before bedtime.
I hope you feel better soon anon, you deserve it.
thank you so much for the reply anon, i've screenshot it and stuff so I can look at it.
I do the porridge with soy milk too, my downfall is sometimes putting in more PB than I know I should but I can happily tone it down if it means I can make it a staple.
Also an omelette is genius, is it better to do those with just egg whites or the whole egg?
>>Try to go for a walk in the daylight every day, it will make you feel better to get some basic exercise and the light will improve your mood as well. Getting your sleep back on track is really hard but you have to set rules for yourself and really stick to them. I'm shit at this but it's the only way. Try going to bed at the same time every night and get up the same time every morning, no matter what. No phone or computer if you can't sleep and make sure you give yourself enough time to wind down before bedtime.
this. thanks so much for this. rules are something i need to set and stick to. i keep staying up cause im awake then i start playing guild wars or some shit and it's 4am before i know it.
i ate like a dumbass again today but sigh i need to get my shit together tomorrow.
thanks so much <3 <3 <3
PB is great, but I should have added that yeah, it's very calorie dense so just keep that in mind. Also make sure it's just peanuts and salt in it, I know some brands have sugar and shit in them but try to avoid those.
I would say the whole egg, most of the nutrients are in the yolk anyway and the meal will be more satisfying. As with anything moderation is key though so maybe no more than three eggs if it is just for yourself.
You are very welcome, I'm glad my health coach education finally came to some use, lol. Also remember that a day isn't ruined just because you made one or two or three bad choices, just catch yourself and choose better the next time. Take responsibility for your choices, there's no need to call yourself a dumbass because you indulged. It breaks the cycle of shame if you own your mistakes, and prevents you from continuing to over-eat just because "might as well".
Good luck friend!
"carbonated spring water, grape juice from concentrate, 2% citric acid, preservatives /9potassium sorbate, dimethyl dicarbonate) sweetener (sucralase)"
I drink tons of this
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there any other anons restricting their caloric intake to 1200-1300? would you be kind enough to share what your usual daily food log is like? like breakfast, dinner, snacks, etc? i really need some ideas/inspo.
Ayyyy me too.
I'm super healthy & a broke student but you can use some of my snacks for ideas.
I usually like flavored instant noodles (180-200 cal range)
Porridge sachets, no milk or sugar, i get the flavored ones because they taste better imo (150cal)
instant soup packets (70 - 100 cal)
microwave meals for when I want something really filling (500 cals)
Diet sodas, sparkling water, e.t.c that has minimal cals.
Snowpeas, sugar snaps, celery and other low calorie vegetables.
Trying to lose weight after getting depression and eating my feelings. Comes to around 1200kcals (350+180+500+300).
Breakfast - Chocolate banana smoothie (2x bananas, 1 cup light soy milk, 1 tbsp coco powder)
Lunch - 1 poached egg on 1 slice of whole wheat bread (no spread), season with salt and pepper
Dinner - Chicken breast (150g) with boiled potatoes (200g) and steamed green vegetables like spinach or broccoli, use low kcal condiment or lemon juice to season
Snack - carrot, celery and cucumber sticks (eaten throughout day)
I'm also drinking 2 litres of water and taking an omega supplement and a multivitamin daily.
I'm a fatty losing weight. I could probably suggest a lot of things, but these are my go-to meals when I don't want to think very hard.
This plan probably tips just over 1300 cal on the worst days.
You could cut the oil, butter, cream, etc. that I use if you really need a diet strictly under 1300.
Breakfast (190-360 cal): Slice of buttered toast and a coffee. Maybe two slices if I know I'm going to have a long day. I buy the 21 grain Dave's killer bread (120 cal per slice). European unsalted butter (100 cal per Tbsp) but I only use half a Tbsp. I put a Tbsp of half and half (20 cal) and a packet of Stevia in the raw (0 cal) in my coffee.
Lunch (180-450 cal): A whole pineapple (450 cal), half of a honeydew melon (180 cal), or half of a personal sized watermelon (190 cal). Those numbers probably range depending on exact size. I slice whichever one I want up and put it in a big plastic tub. Sometimes I can't even finish the thing. Very filling and hydrating.
Dinner (450 cal): 8 oz oven baked chicken breast (220 cal), very sparingly brushed with olive oil (50 cal or less) and seasoned with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. One small "baked" russet potato prepared in a microwave (130 cal) with two Tbsp of sour cream (50 cal) and salt/pepper.
Snacks: I try so hard not to snack. If I do, it'll be a banana or an apple, usually betweek breakfast and lunch as that's when I get hungry. I drink a lot of water and shitty, bottled, diet green tea from Costco. I drown my cravings.
I have energy and don't get crabby eating these meals. I think gorging on fruit and chugging diet drinks is what really gets me through it. Every week I buy two pineapples, two melons, and a few bananas and apples. Also, like >>196699
, I take a multivitamin.
I use myfitnesspal to keep track, I'm supposed to eat 1480 a day but when I exercise it gives me a deficit. If I run for 30 minutes it says I burned/can eat 300 more calories, for example.
Cup of black coffee
Protein shake with almond milk and powdered peanut butter - 280 calories
One cup of nonfat Greek yogurt with a half cup of bran cereal mixed in - 220 calories
A sweet potato - 180 calories
Avocado and salsa on thin sandwich bread - 230 calories
Veggie burger patty with hummus on thin sandwich bread - 220 calories
Dinner is usually something like chicken with vegetables. I'm also a terrible snacker, so for that I eat stuff like nuts, a banana, a couple rice cakes with a little peanut or almond butter, baby carrots, 'enlightened' ice cream, a protein bar like thinkthin or quest, a Greek yogurt cup, or hummus with crackers. I noticed with mfp that the snacks usually total more for calories than what I eat at meals.
I'm the anon who posted this pic.
I've lost 4 pounds! :)
I'm not 'on a diet,' more like doing a lifestyle change. Smaller portions, avoid junk food, being more active etc. Not drinking as much. Normal shit.
Unsurprisingly the pic being my lock screen didn't actually help at all past the first day heh I'm feeling much more positive now
I generally skip a meal or two and have snacks when I feel hungry enough. Aim for 4 litres water.
myfitnesspal likes to throw a shit fit over my generous use of hemp hearts and fats. I ignore that. I typically lift every day, but it only calculates cals burned through cardio.
Breakfast choice of
- Toast with three softboiled eggs, peanut butter and a tbsp of hemp hearts – 800 cal,
- Steel cut oats, half a dry cup. 2 tbsp hemp hearts. 1 tbsp frozen blueberries. One cup coffee.
Around 700 cal because sometimes i add a tbsp nut butter into the mix.
- whole ataulfo mango, cup of 2% cottage cheese,cup of coffee, yogurt parfait cup. Around 657 cal, sometimes I add hemp hearts to this
- 250 ml homemade kombucha, cup of greek yogurt with tbsp hemp hearts and cordycep powder, 2 tbsp blueberries, banana
- whole apple with cheddar slices
- whole cucumber, 2 slices prosciutto, .2 cup mozzarella cheese.
- 2 large celery sticks, 2 tbsp raw cashew butter, 1 tbsp hemp hearts, 2 tbsp sliced almonds
- sliced cucumber or celery with bruschetta/guac/hummus
- celery with cottage cheese
- softboiled egg with pepper
- avocado half with pepper and lemon juice
After writing it out it looks boring af. I will eat ice cream or candies if I've got a craving, and this is just a basic day when nothing out of the ordinary goes on. I don't eat much refined sugar or wheat because I get cystic acne something fierce if I do.
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What are your opinions on organic 100% grass fed milk? Articles overall seem to swing all over the place about whether milk in general is okay, should be avoided, or is only acceptable in certain forms (such as pic related). What do you think? Do you think dairy in all forms isn't good or are specific kinds okay as long as an individual doesn't have any casein or lactose intolerances?
They're just buzz words, nobody actually monitors farms to make sure "grass fed" cows are frolicking through meadows. Words like that are just used by marketers to make you feel like you're buying a "quality" product and to encourage you to spend extra money on it. There's literally no difference.
You don't really understand how bad cow's milk is for your health until you've given it up for a few months. Cow's milk is full of fat, growth hormones and anti-biotics (no matter what the carton says). It helps turn baby cows into fully grown, adult cows. No wonder we're fighting obesity in all the first-world countries, this lie that milk is "natural" is gross.
Plant milk on the other hand, is lower in calories, has less fat and sugar and in general, is cheaper. Can't see a single reason to drink cow's milk over much healthier plant milks.
I agree with >>199730
Cow's milk not only tastes gross, but it's 100% weird to be drinking another species' baby food. I go for almond milk instead when I need some kind of milk for cooking or cereal.
You scorn marketers about deceiving you with a product name ('grass fed') in one sentence, then go praising plant 'milk' in next sentence.
'Milk'?! Plants are not even mammals. The product is just marketed that way.
You scorn one buzzword but fall for the next.
Almond seeds from which the milk is made are another species' babies.
If you think about ANYTHING long enough, it becomes weird.
I aim to eat 1200 kcal a day
breakfast: a small portion of cereal, water, one fruit
lunch: eggs/salmon/tuna/ veggies/small portions of pasta with no sauce + oatmeal cookies (only like 2-3 max) or another fruit
dinner: frozen fruits, water/coconut water/ small portion of cookies/ eggs (if I didn't have them on lunch before)
If you're that depressed then you need to force yourself into a routine and stick at it until a crack of light finally appears, becoming healthy will help but it can't fix everything. Make yourself exercise too,people that do no exercise and eat shit are depressed by default.
If your days are actually empty with only food to distract you then you need to change that, nobody can diet like that. Find productive ways to fill your time, exercise and do something creative.
Well I am a picky eater, so a lot of my meals consist of some lunch meat usually roast beef or ham because they tend to be lower in carbs than turkey, some cheese, typically sharp cheddar, mustard, pickles, and a couple of strawberries. My husband who eats anything though eats salads with lettuce, ranch (lowest in carbs we can find), cheese, ham, and some Whisps, which are basically crackers made entirely of cheese, in place of croutons. Eggs are also awesome on keto if you like them, I don't though so I stick to my typical meal a lot.
But really, it isn't as hard as some people make it out to be, just check every nutrition label for carbs and always subtract the dietary fiber for your net carb total and try to stay under 20g net carbs a day.
Ooh, and pork rinds! I eat them a lot with french onion dip as a snack.
Also, green beans are a fave of mine, 2g net carbs for 1/2 cup, that with some beef roast is awesome. And taco bowls!
Thank you anons, I'm going to try going to some meet-ups for things I'm interested in over the next couple of months to try to find something I actually enjoy doing.
I'm starting back to college soon so hopefully that will keep me a little busy too. Back when I was younger, I had no interest in eating. I used to delay dinner to finish a few chapters of a book or complete a level in a game, I want to go back to that.
thank you! It's also my upper body that's flabby, I've lost weight but I just don't know how to lose the harder to lose weight now!
I also don't know what foods to eat!
The bulk of your diet should be vegetables and wholegrains (carbs); then proteins; then healthy fats - think 50:30:20. Make sure you hit minimum daily calories (2000 for women, which I assume you are) and then are doing some exercise to create the deficit required to lose weight. Here’s a list of healthy fats: https://www.self.com/story/9-high-fat-foods-actually-good-for-you
(ignore the dairy and meat at the end, it’s just to make people feel better about eating it tbh).
Junk - refined, sugary, fried, processed, “fat-free” - food (and drink, including diet soda) is not your friend. It’s hidden empty calories and will make you retain water, which will make you look bigger. Sweet fruits - strawberries, apples, berries, bananas, etc - should be eaten as a dessert instead.
Honestly simple changes, but will be effective at getting you through the plateau. Good luck anon! :)
Thank you! what fruit and veg is GOOD? I am allergic to bell peppers and pineapple as reference
Here I was thinking raspberries were ok to snack…oops!
All vegetables are great, but they have a scale of nutrient benefit. Lettuce is 97% water, so great for bulking out dishes and providing some hydration but not a lot else. Try to get a good mixture of root & green vegetables (carrots, peas, spinach, kale, parsnips, potatoes, etc) alongside your salad vegetables (cucumber, tomatoes, etc). Fruit is the same; there’s starchy and sweet fruits. Look up “low GI diet” - high GI is sweet, low is starchy. Try and choose the low more often than the high.
Sweet potato is better for you than white potato as it’s a more “complex carb” (the body takes longer to break it down into glucose, avoiding “sugar crash”). Avocado is a great source of healthy fats. Bok choy is a green vegetable and is full of vitamins. Simple swaps will really help you out (and keep you from getting bored lol).
Your cravings for carbs will never go away because it’s your body’s main source of energy, it should be making up 50% of your diet. The way to still lose weight is exercise! Your body NEEDS to intake approx. 2000kcals a day to work properly, but all it does with that is convert it into necessary sources (fat stores, energy levels, cell repair, etc). If you work out, you burn off 500kcals (for example) of that store, and you begin to lose weight.
If you’re excessively craving carbs, there’s a few reasons:
You’re not hitting your daily calorie needs and your body is trying to get more to work with.
You’re not eating any healthy fats and your body thinks you’re at risk of starving.
You’re not addicted to carbs, you’re addicted to sugar content of those carbs, and that’s the only way you’re getting it now you’re not eating sweets.
Hope this helps!
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Thanks anon that's helpful.
I can't work out much for now because of my job but hopefully I'll be able to up my calories intake and exercise time soon.
I feel the same, except I know I'm absolutely crap at running. Trust me, some people are bad at it and that's ok. I'm really good at walking too though because I can zone out and plan and think about stuff :)
If you commute to work, something you can do is stopping earlier (say a few bus stops) which is what I do, and walk the rest home so you never miss a chance to walk. If I'm not working, I'll walk all the way to the store then come back by bus or train.
I also try to take the stairs whenever I can, if there's some near you. You might want to try and actually find a detour if you want to make your trip longer without looking like you're circling the neighbourhood.
Updating again, I'm down to 150 and I'm so damn happy with my progress.
Using my fitness pal to keep at 1300 calories a day. A friend talked me into getting a food scale, I thought it would be a drag but it turned out really helpful in tracking. I really had no concept of calories in food before I started using it.
I eat a protein shake for breakfast everyday and I've been eating just 1 actual 'meal' a day (dinner) and the rest of the calories are from snacking. No beverages besides water.
I have tons of gum to chew when I get cravings. They aren't as bad as they used to be, but I was pretty reliant on gum for a few weeks.
Not being bitch, some people think 1300 is not enough and I see where they're coming from.
When I reach my goal weight I'll just eat more, bigger portions. Whatever daily intake I need to maintain my weight, I may not even have to count calories.
I have no problems eating (no food aversion or ed).
I've experienced more drastic weight loss before (unintentionaly, when I overworked myself in school) and I know how it feels to be malnourished, and I'm not feeling that now :P
What do you recommend I do differently?
I’m glad to hear that you have no problem with increasing intake anon, it’s scary how fast diets can spiral into fear of food once they show results.
I’d recommend spreading your meals over the whole day, and upping your calorie intake a bit; the first suggestion will actually speed up your weight loss and the second will help you not need gum, if you choose the food wisely. Gum is terrible for your body because it thinks it’s being fed and produces stomach acid, which then doesn’t get used and sits in your stomach, and stimulates hunger. Allow yourself a 100 calorie portion of whatever you’re craving or something :)
The only reason I said something is because your stomach and appetite shrink over a prolonged period of restriction - you might find you get to your goal weight and physically can’t stomach enough food to maintain. (I’ve been there, it sucked!) If you’re feeling healthy though, I won’t worry too much. Congrats on your progress and good luck!
Congrats anon !
It makes me want to share my progress too, I went from 154 to 137 ! Goal is between 115 and 120 depending on the muscle i can pick up.
I'm a fruit and vegetables lovers, I love stuff like beans, cucumbers and so on. Anyone got good snack recommendations besides eating stuff like plain carrots or apples ?
Are there sauces or spices that makes it even tastier without bringing a ton of calories ?
I just love using herbe de provence blend on my veggies but it doesn't fit everything.
Congratulations on your progress, Anon!
I have a question though, what sort of benefits do you experience with taking green tea extract supplments versus drinking green tea?
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Are there any apps etc that help you learn/balance daily nutrition?
Growing up I was more or less unintentionally ana-teir skinny/nutrient deficient because my parents often didn't buy groceries and never taught me what to eat. In my teens I just thought this was normal (oblivious, I know) and now in my late twenties I still have a horrible relationship with eating 'right'. My skin looks awful and I have that kinda widowspeak balding like Kiki. I take multivitamins, drink green tea and tried balancing my macros when I was into fitness with myfitnesspal, but I still feel like there's some basic, essential knowledge I'm missing…
Google gives so many different answers and it all seems like copy+paste info of 'eat your veggies', rehashed vagueness that doesn't really mean much. I don't care if I have to follow a to-the-bite diet plan in terms of food choices, I just want to be and look healthy. I don't need to gain or lose weight, just grasp proper nutrients.
We have free healthcare here but a shortage of doctors/specialists, and the doctors are absolutely pants on head retarded when it comes to nutrients/minerals, so I don't trust going to them.
A great app is cron-o-meter!!
Eat somewhat healthy but dont restrict or go on ridicilous diets, get enough fiber and protein amd keep taking your multi!!
Also make sure your multi provides you with all of the micro nutrients, some dont contain enough/leave out certain minerals and or vitamins.
Good luck Anon
Depends if you want fast meme weightloss by literally making yourself insane, or slow healthier weightloss, if it is the latter then you need to atleast eat 1.387 calories, i got this number from calculating your bmr, this is the number of calories you need to keep your body and vital organs healthy.
Your bmr will drop when your weight drops, and you need to adjust it when you get there.
Quinoa is an amazing food to eat when trying to lose weight. It's got a low glycemic index, and it's packed with vitamins and minerals. I make a couple of different types of salads which use it as the base, one with sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, asparagus, green onion, and skinless chicken breast. I put a little soy on it for flavor and it's fantastic. Two cups of that is more than enough to fill me up.
I also make a balsamic vinegar/olive oil based Tuscan bean salad with quinoa that includes broccoli rabe, escarole, and sautéed mushrooms. I always toss some skinless chicken breast in there, it's a lot of protein, but that will help you to feel full longer, or least that's how it works for me.
I keep tomatoes and cauliflower and broccoli on hand for snacking. I bought a cheap cuisinart and make a lot of hummus and babaganoush, too. I make all the salads on Sunday, and then I don't have to worry about cooking or food for the week.
Some days I count calories, and some I don't. I think it's good to do in the beginning. It helps you to be aware of how much you're actually eating, but after a while your stomach will shrink and you'll feel it when you overeat. I drink green tea and water, and I also take three tablespoons of Bragg's apple cider vinegar a day. That's an old wives tale from my grandma and I don't know if it actually helps me lose weight, but it can't hurt! I bought a cheap pedometer for ten bucks, and I make sure I get 10k steps a day. I also do what the queen did, and dance pretty hard for about 90 minutes every day. Thank you, pixy!
Grazing works better for me than set meals. I also do a modified fast where I only eat between ten am and six pm. I don't know if any of this will be useful to anyone but honestly, quinoa is great stuff.
Hope that this helps someone or gives someone out there some ideas. I really like this thread and I hope we can support each other. I'm always on the lookout for new and easy recipes. That's the hardest thing for me, because I'm so lazy.
This is going to be controversial but, DON'T BUY INTO THAT "COUNT YOUR CALORIES AND INDULGE IN MODERATION" BULLCRAP! That advice is so common around fitness circles but guess what, their target audience usually have a daily allowance of 2000cal at the very least. That shit doesn't work for average to short girls but they don't think twice about dishing it to us.
You've got to retrain your tastebuds because we really cannot afford allocating portions of our TDEE to even "moderate" amounts of empty calories. This is the harsh reality of my experience.
- sincerely, someone who has a TDEE of 1500
For cronometer please take the micronutrient counts with a grain of salt. Metabolism for micros is a lot more contingent than macros and calories.
>Are there any apps etc that help you learn/balance daily nutrition?
Comprehensive nutrition knowledge doesn't come in such a neat little package yet, unfortunately. Examine.com is a good reference but definitely not the be-all-end-all. Government websites are good for introductory knowledge and all the advice 99% of the population honestly needs.
>Google gives so many different answers and it all seems like copy+paste info of 'eat your veggies', rehashed vagueness that doesn't really mean much.
It's the opposite of vague. Nutrition is a very new scientific field and an intake of an abundance of varied fruits and vegetables is one of the very few things guaranteed to be good for you. Nearly all other claims like, "red meat causes cancer" and "gluten intolerance is common" still require decades more research. And frankly at this stage worrying about all that shit is a waste of time.
Keep away from woo, eat your greens, cut down the sugar, oil, refined carbs and all sorts of junk food. The simplest approach can at times be the most effective. If you really, REALLY want a tailored approach, get a blood test done and see if you have any deficiencies.
>so I don't trust going to them
Doctors aren't trained on nutrition, you're absolutely right. Experts on nutrition are called registered dietitians.
>>228003>It's the opposite of vague. Nutrition is a very new scientific field and an intake of an abundance of varied fruits and vegetables is one of the very few things guaranteed to be good for you. Nearly all other claims like, "red meat causes cancer" and "gluten intolerance is common" still require decades more research. And frankly at this stage worrying about all that shit is a waste of time.
Ugh. Feel like I could've worded this better.
The "fruits and veggies" thing has reached a very solid consensus among researchers. "gluten" and "red meat" are still being disputed/researched.
I avoid corn beans and rice
My current diet doesn’t make me bloated or gassy
1400? Damn. What was your caloric deficit when losing weight?
>That really depends on what you spend your calories on though.
That's exactly the point I was getting at. You have
to watch the kind of stuff you eat and avoid certain foods. Not just "anything and everything in moderation".
>a 50 calorie square of chocolate.
Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds? How many people you know can stop at 50cal? It's literally easier to just not eat that piece of chocolate at all. I bet trying to "indulge" in this manner is exactly why anon was having such a hard time with their diet. They were told that they can have whatever they want, only to find that it's near impossible to fit in indulgences alongside a healthy weight loss diet into their TDEE.
And by tips on maintain, I mean stuff such as, how to avoid junk food or try and avoid slipping back to Ana tenancies.
Sorry for samefag, felt a need to add more detail about what advice I'm actually after.
(Also an ex-anachan who is 1.6m and 52kg)
If you’re happy with how you look, don’t worry about dieting. You’re not unhealthily big, and it’s okay to not be super slim.
Staying full is about mass and nutrients - both have to be satisfied. I keep a lot of fresh veg and tasty dips in the house for regular snacking, as well as my favourite fruits. I also keep a bar of flavoured dark chocolate for sweet cravings - it’s bitter and very sugary so I can’t eat much without feeling sick so it stops boredom binging haha.
I’m also vegan, which helps as most crap food has animal products in, but it forces me to plan nutritious meals (otherwise you live on chips and tomato pasta). I eat a lot of legumes/pulses - chilli, burritos, lentil lasagna, etc - which are really cheap but very filling and nutritious. Also drink lots of water, it helps regulate and reinvigorate your body, and will balance your appetite.
And of course if you do have a crap meal (or even a crap day) don’t beat yourself up. Just get straight back to it - it’s not bad to eat junk sometimes. Casual exercise (a walk, a bike ride, a swim) will help offset excessive calorie intakes and provide endorphins to make you feel good!
Hope that helped!
Also samefagging because I completely skipped the end of your last paragraph -
You’ll just have to be strong, I’m afraid. With eating issues willpower will always be part of it, but if you can keep your goal in mind hopefully it will keep you on track until you see the result you desire. You don’t have to be like your family, but you don’t have to go back to unhealthy habits either. Be a happy new you, who makes good choices because you want to. Good luck anon!
Apps like myfitnesspal are popular for getting into calorie counting and they can make you a little cusdtomized intake count. I found that it also really helped me get a feel for calories in food and how much I was taking in.
Cutting out empty calories like juice, soda, fatty dressing etc. I'm all over 0-cal sweeteners
But realtalk anon and I know you've probably heard this but at 400 professional intervention (doc, nutritionist or something)
should be seriously considered. They would provide much better help. Good luck!
400 pounds? Fasting.
You could probably go a month without eating just fine.
At 400lbs you could cut out one snack and probably drop weight like nothing. If you ate a normal maintenance diet for someone your height then you'll drop it even faster.
The thinner you are, the harder it is to lose weight so pretty much any caloric deficit will work for you.
I know this post is a month old but you gave me some new things for my shopping list! I've never actually tried quinoa before and had no idea it was so healthy for you. I'm gonna try replacing my usual white rice with it and see how that works for me. I don't eat much rice to begin with (maybe two dinners a week include rice) but it's the small changes that help a lot in the long run.
So, thank you!
As far as my diet is going, I've managed to lose inches but not many pounds. I'm thinking it's because I include lifting in my workout routine, so maybe I'm just forming more muscle than I thought? I've lost about an inch off my waist and half an inch of my thighs and I know the measuring tape doesn't lie. Well, progress is progress either way.. I just can't wait to lose the belly fat cause that shit hasn't budged a bit lol.
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How do I get back into dieting?
I was doing so well last year but then my father died and there was a lot of stress and late night meals I'd have with my mother and I've gotten back into cheap comfort food
I need a way to kick myself, it's really getting to me, help!
I have the best tip for you anon, it's also a great one to feel fuller.
Always have a big, about 400ml, glass of water before eating anything and another one after eating said meal or snack plus a cup of non caffeinate tea if the meal is one of the main ones. Pair that up with warm lemon water first thing after you wake up, with a pinch of salt, and you are set to have normal bowel movements after about one week.
If you still think that's not working, try to up the amount of salt you consume daily, healthy salts like celtic and himalain of course.
Maybe you put on some muscle. Are you exercising more? Eating more protein? Depending on your age when you were 140, maybe you grew a bit.
Or your original theory, which could be caused by hormones or something I imagine.
How old were you in those pictures and how old are you now?
I went through something similar, when I turned 21 I weighed 55 kgs and looked exactly the same as I did at 17 and 50 kgs, despite no change in height. I think that's normal.
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My biggest problem is that i simply love to eat.
I'm not very picky, i eat nearly everything (besides healthy stuff like veggies and fruit) and i eat huge portions.
I know that i'll have to do a lot of sports to burn all that of, but no amount of exercise would make up for my gigantic daily calorie intake.
What could i do to feel less hungry all the time? I can hardly stand not eating for more than an hour, on the one hand because i'm bored or sad or whatever and therefore want to eat and on the other hand because i really do feel hungry and my stomach is growling just a short time after i've had a meal.
I've had this problem too anon. What I found was that if I could just go a day or two with having small portions, small meals, spaced throughout the day, by the third or so day I found I was full after the small meals, and didn't want massive portions anymore. I don't know if your stomach actually stretches but it feels like for me, yeah, my stomach stretched to expect all these massive meals and as soon as it stopped getting them it shrank.
By small meals I mean I was having like, a small bowl of cereal, and then maybe three hours later one or two pieces of buttered toast, then a few hours later a few crackers. Small portions. Also, drinking enough water and - when I really want to eat b/c bored, etc - getting a soothing hot drink like tea or coffee. It was uncomfortable for a little while but that's the price I paid for having spent so long eating SO much. Knowing that I could still eat fairly soon helped me to not panic - just that when I did I would eat a small amount slowly and carefully.
Anyway I don't know what is the best plan going forward for you but the above is my best advice for quickly getting yourself out of the "I need enormous portions" state. Small portions.