30-Somethings - Food withdrawals suck

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08-06-2012, 11:46 PM
So I'm 34 I have 3 kids and a 30 yr old husband. I am 5'6, 290 if being painfully honest, thank gahd the only health condition I have besides anxiety is high blood pressure which is currently under control. Then there's my 215 lb husband who's 6'1 who runs 2 miles everyday stays home w the kids goes to school full time eats nearly no sugar or no sugar added foods no salt or low salt foods rarely white bread if any bread at all, only eats egg whites has cut down on red meat to 2 xs a week (which used to be a nearly daily dInner of some sort for us) has gone from refusing to eat fish to now it it minimum of 2 times a week who has had 2 heart ablations, border line diabetic,high blood pressure and good chesterol is not so good is now classified as having SVT and has had episodes of a-fib. So I ask this how is it he can just cold turkey stop eating all the crap we used to eat on a daily basis like mcds steak twice baked potatoes soda you name it and he stopped. And because we are I team I stopped it with him. It's been years and I still crave all those horrible tasty foods. I actually sneak trips to fast food places I hide candy around the house for me and just rt now today it's completely over whelmed me and it's very terribly horribly hard for me to not binge on all that food. It's been so long and I have gone stretches with out cheating or hiding or sneaking for months at a time but I feel like I can't over come it this time. My husband told me not to change how I eat if I don't want to but I feel like I'd want him to change that for me s a sign of support. And to makes matters worse I exersize 4-6 times a week and haven't lost an inch. is there some one out there to help?!

08-07-2012, 12:01 AM
You have to help yourself, the first thing you need to do is stop sabotaging yourself, hiding candy to eat in secret and sneaking off to the fast food places is holding you back. Your kids deserve a healthy mom and dad. It's's all up to you.

08-07-2012, 12:11 AM
That's true and I agree I just feel its a purging issue because I do t ways hide food or run for a big Mac. It takes 2 weeks for so
Etching to become a habit so at when i can go for stretches of months can I not do the hide binge and sneak when it comes to junk food I think is the real question/ problem

08-07-2012, 12:24 AM
Give it one week. Try one week without any sweets or high-fat foods, then the withdrawals and cravings will go away. For some people, it's less than a week. If you feel like you're "addicted" to food (like me) then cutting out sugars and fatty foods will help decrease the cravings- the more of these you eat, the bigger your cravings will be.

I, personally, am better off eating none of these at all. One piece of chocolate will leave me craving all sorts of things, whereas if I don't indulge, I don't want them at all.

Don't get me wrong, I still have pleasure foods, but they've changed. I don't need to eat a gallon of ice cream to be happy when I'm off sugar, but can be content with a cup of greek yogurt with fruit.

08-07-2012, 08:43 AM
The all or nothing approach has never worked for me. I stick to my plan, and one day per week I loosen up a little. For me, this is Friday - I have a beer or two and some popcorn with real butter. It helps to have that treat to look forward to.