Self destructive eating.

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    Jan 26, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    I've been complaining for over two years about not gaining weight and seeing no results (from working out). I recently decided that bulking up is not for me and decided to lean down. In just couple of weeks, I started noticing real results. As soon as I did, I suddenly started binging on junk food. I'm sure I'm subconsciously sabotaging myself as before I never binged like this. I know I have to stop, but.... I just wanted to write about it.
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    we all go thru cycles in eating. the idea is to find a healthy way and turn it into part of your normal every day living....just don't beat yourself up when you fall onto a chocolate trip every now and then.........good luck..........Keith
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    It takes a long time to level out on a healthy diet. Binges are nothing uncommon. As long as you're dedicated, you'll eventually find yourself where you want to be, eating what you like, and staying within the parameters of what your body needs.
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    Jan 26, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    the few times ive smoked some pot, i found myself eating non-stop. My appetite was insatiable, i'd never experienced anything like it.
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    Aug 11, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    So, I was good for a couple of months. Then, I decided that occasional snacking on junk foods wouldn't hurt. Slowly, the amount of junk food started increasing. For about a month, I started to binge again. Today, I decided to completely cut out any & all junk foods. I never appreciated how hard it is to overcome an addiction and how quickly one can slip back.
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    Aug 11, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    Be patient with yourself.At university and in my twenties,I overdid the alcohol.It took me years(at times very hard to reduce my consumption)to bring it down to my current level(near teetotal),but I wouldn`t deny myself it completely.There`s room in a balanced,healthy diet for things that aren`t good for you that you like.
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    Aug 14, 2011 11:59 AM GMT
    i think you have to fill up on good stuff so you don't want the junk. if i'm too hungry i just eat whatever is easiest and it's usually wrong. i was doing realy well until about 3 months ago and then i got busy and started doing pizza and fast food. and you think it's not making a difference cause it happens slow or just tell yourself one more time and that's it but i gained like 13 pounds in 3 months that i have to loose now. drinking lots of water doesn't work for me except right after the gym
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    Aug 14, 2011 12:07 PM GMT
    Denying yourself certain foods is the surest way to wanting them and then crushing it after a time of denial.

    You can, in fact, get pretty lean and still have a donut every day (I know this because my buddy does it). You just can't have a dozen of them. You can eat fries--just not a large one and not every day. I personally cannot go without ice cream and chocolate, but in small quantities (and not mindlessly) is enough to quell the taste craving instead of locking it out.

    It does mean you have to give up calories elsewhere in your diet, but for some, it's worth the sacrifice. I don't think craving tastes is the same as feeling hungry. While filling up on calorie-light foods like raw vegetables does make you feel "full", it doesn't really address the fact that what you actually want is the taste of something.

    It's not until you need to get photo-shoot lean that you go the extra mile. But there's no reason to cut your food choices to the equivalent of cardboard to be basically beach-ready.