I had the exact same "can't stop eating" problem just a few months ago. I started analyzing the reason why and I realized that I didn't believe I could do it and even more, I dreaded doing it. I had yo-yo dieted for so many years that I just didn't think I could stick to another diet, and I loathed the thought of even trying. So I made a deal with myself--to stick to eating healthy foods (whole grains, healthy fats, low sugar, etc.), to eat what I considered to be small portions but what were actually "single" portions, to eat only 3 meals and a couple of snacks a day, to drink only water or green tea, and to take a multi-vitamin. The catch was I would make the deal only for today. No tomorrow. Plus, I wasn't ready to exercise, so no exercising. I knew I could stick to this deal with myself for one day, so that was the deal...just today. And incredibly, I've made that same deal with myself every morning since September. The only change to the deal now is that a few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to try a little exercise in my day too, so I've added that. However, if I wake up tomorrow and I can't make the deal in any way, shape, or form, so be it, but I made the deal with myself today, and I know that I can make it through the rest of today. What's amazing is that it's gotten so easy to make the deal now. I don't have the cravings that I always had because I'm eating healthy. I don't dread the future, thinking I either "have" to stick to a torturous diet for weeks, months, or years or I'm a terrible failure. I don't even consider what I'm doing a "diet." I just changed the way I eat, one day at a time. Try it. It can work for you too. You can get through one day. Make a deal with yourself to eat right for one day. Good luck!!
Current Attempt (Slow Carb Diet, restarted May 3, 2015) <> Previous Attempt (Slow Carb Diet, 2013-14)
= 10 lbs lost; = 5 lbs lost:
196 lbs = No longer Obese
183 lbs = 1/2 from 196 to Goal
170 lbs = Goal! 50 lbs down!
"A year from now, what will I wish I had done today?" -- Unknown Author
Last edited by Jacqui_D : 12-21-2006 at 04:31 PM.