I am sixteen this is my first time on this site i started dieting two years ago for a while i only ate five pieces of fruit a day i have lost some weight but im stuck at 190 my longest time dieting was for a month i was so proud of my self then two days into the second month some one brought cake i convinced my self i could eat a slice and not go on a eating frenzy i told my self i would do this and that to make up for it now its been a month and i cant stop eating ive been trying but at the end i surrender to my cravings does any one know how to fight them
One thing that a lot of people on this site have found really helpful is a method called intuitive eating, which basically means no restrictions or rules, just eat what you want when you are hungry, and stop when you are full. Dieting and resticting tends to set you up for a binge.
Posting on here about my food intake, triggers, whatever, and reading other people’s journals has been really helpful for me too.
Definitely agree with the above post – diets and restrictions aren’t healthy for you – I have tried for many years EVERY diet in the book.. Low carb, low GI, low fat, no carb, shakes, light and easy, weight watchers, etc. and every time I last for a while and then cannot stop myself from going on a massive binge. The more obsessive I am about food the worse I am.
So I am trying to stop restricting myself, counting calories, I want to completely stop obsessing over food. Just eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full. I have been ‘binge free’ for 3 days though I do not know whether that means anything… I have allowed myself to eat what I want (ie. thai green curry for lunch today) but I waited until I was hungry, ate slowly, enjoyed my meal and stopped eating when I was full.
If you give that a try and see how it goes rather than starving yourself