very nearly gave in. I thought i could have a bowl of cereal. No harm right? but how would i know that would be the end? So instead I've logged on here and am posting just rambles that are in my head. Just another distraction technique.
Sounds like you are really doing well thinking about what you are eating before you eat it-late night cereal is a major binge item for me. Your right to take a pause, you know yourself best. I cant count the times I got "just one bowl of cereal" because I was craving it and promised I'd stop at just one..well, one box later
and I'd be dragging my crumb covered self back to bed. I have even gone so far as "starting out" with a healthier choice of cereal
and tell myself see how good I am
well, then I'm going back for another, and then that carb monster is awake and I find myself digging for the kids cereal I've got for the kids. Thats just "normal" carb craving form me, not binge eating. When I binge I find it almost impossible to do so on cereal, I mean I have but it is hard to eat fast.
Instead of eating intuitively I started trying to do a very low carb diet this past week. It made me super sick and now I'm having the urge to binge on sugar. *sigh* I've eaten way too many sweets throughout the workday today but I haven't had a proper binge. As long as I can make it past the drugstore on the walk to the bus station without stopping to load up on sweets I think it will be okay
I had great success with lc for years. I had found the first time I followed a low carb life style, my cravings for carbs totally died. My binge eating was totally gone for almost 3 years, I quit smoking, and lost weight, all at once. It was amazing. I had the headache, grumpy and dizzy sick feeling, for several days, but once I past it I felt physically great. My issue since has been i never addressed the mental or emotional reasons i ate carbs, not the physical ones. I use them to binge so obviously there is an issue there.
Just how low carb are you doing? how many days has it been? I know the first two weeks I found it best to make sure I was eating at least 20grams of natural carbs-tons of salad veggies, and got plenty of protein, if not you are depriving yourself of so many different types of foods that its all you think of. Hang in there. I am trying to eat lower carb lately. I am not following the super strict style I had with atkins induction, but lately more focused on the 2 or 3rd phase to learn to eat whole foods and not feel so deprived-I am eating greek yogurt for breakfast right now-cherry..I snack on nuts (although I probably eat to many
), rolled up sundried tomato turkey breast with cream cheese, things like that. It helps me feel more incontrol and are easy to grab when i feel the urge to eat.
I text an online friend of mine yesterday. He and I have been friends for more than 10 years..he also has ability to find any single book I am looking for online. He sent me brain over binge. I am going to start reading it. I agree right away with the first thing read "an eating disorder provides solutions to one's problems in life and is not simply about food and weight" If anyone is interested I have it on my kindle and could also send it to them.
Heading to work, feeling pretty good this morning. Was happier at who was staring back at me in the mirror this morning. After all its been awhile since last binge. I am dreading the weekend. These are the times I binge (all three step kids will be here as well) the level the house reaches when they are here is crazy.I will try to hang on. We can do this, right?