I can't stop eating crap!

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    May 23, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    UUUUUUUUUUUUUUNGGGghhh I've lost about 30lbs, but I have a lot more to lose. What are your secrets what you feel like eating out icon_neutral.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    May 23, 2011 8:05 AM GMT
    could be worse you could be saying you can't crapicon_smile.gif
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    May 23, 2011 12:36 PM GMT
    Yes, that would be a problem...
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    May 23, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    I taught myself to cook, after reading several threads with the same phrase: "Abs are made in the kitchen."
    They were right.
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    May 23, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    Stephan Guyenet has a good series on food reward systems and obesity: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/search/label/Food reward

    Part II where he talks about an experiment that took most of the reward out of feeding is pretty interesting. Lean individuals ate enough calories to maintain their weight. Obese individuals ate enough stay alive and burned fat for the rest. I don't believe that they didn't feel hungry since it was a liquid diet but that probably went away after a time... I don't know. But I think knowing that you are being manipulated and how you are being manipulated helps. Maybe you have to be a bit of a control freak like me though, dunno. That's my best guess.

    PS I'm not advocating eating stuff that tastes terrible. Just cut down on sugar and salt so you and your body controls what you eat, not some automatic reaction from thousands of years ago.
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    May 23, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    im glad this wasnt a "2 girls 1 cup" reenactment.. just sayin.
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    May 23, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNGGGghhh I've lost about 30lbs, but I have a lot more to lose. What are your secrets what you feel like eating out icon_neutral.gif


    I have the perfect solution which has worked for me. It got me off of Mountain Dew and some other bad foods.

    What you do is toss in a healthy meal every now and then, and "reward" yourself for having that healthy meal by having what you usually like. So let's say you eat crap all the time. Make a nice, decent healthy meal one day. Then, the next week, make two healthy meals, knowing full well that you can reward yourself on the days off by having your normal food.

    What happens is your body will start to crave the other food less. I was addicted to Mountain Dew for 20 years. In three weeks of doing above, I stopped drinking MD completely and drink a ton more water. The thought of having a MD makes me ill now. Too Sweet!

    So remember, reward yourself with the bad by having some good now and then. icon_wink.gif
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    May 24, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    Sublstyley saidim glad this wasnt a "2 girls 1 cup" reenactment.. just sayin.


    ^This. Classic!!!
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    May 24, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    Yes you can. That's bullshit.

    Outcome is relative to desire. The options for snacks are greater than the variety of men on RJ, and to say you can't is to say you simply don't want to.

    No excuses. You know what you should and should not eat, and when, so remove the temptation, teach yourself the better habits and make the right choices. That's ALL in your control. Every bite of it.

    Don't throw progress out for the sake of a craving accompanied by lack of will. Your desire for your health has to be greater than the chemical response you get from garbage food.

    Take control.
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    May 26, 2011 9:28 AM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidYes you can. That's bullshit.

    Outcome is relative to desire. The options for snacks are greater than the variety of men on RJ, and to say you can't is to say you simply don't want to.

    No excuses. You know what you should and should not eat, and when, so remove the temptation, teach yourself the better habits and make the right choices. That's ALL in your control. Every bite of it.

    Don't throw progress out for the sake of a craving accompanied by lack of will. Your desire for your health has to be greater than the chemical response you get from garbage food.

    Take control.


    Probobly the best advice I've ever heard! Have very little desire to eat crap now! And when I do I just think of this now icon_smile.gif thanks
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    May 26, 2011 9:42 AM GMT

    Stop buying it for a start, with the best will power in the world if you have biscuits and bad things in your house, then you're going to eat them.

    limit yourself.
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    May 27, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    Thisuserexists said
    Stop buying it for a start, with the best will power in the world if you have biscuits and bad things in your house, then you're going to eat them.

    limit yourself.


    Sooooooooooo true. Every time I go to my parent's house, my mom has all this delicious bakery that is tempting but otherwise I wouldn't eat it at my own place! Don't buy things that categorize as junk food and then you won't eat them.

    Portions are everything too, you are allowed to have a dirty little secret bad-for-you food but not so much of it. =)


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    May 27, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    As I told this very large woman on the bus when she was publicly admonishing herself for eating two ice cream cones earlier that day, "When you die, you can't eat ice cream until then live." Ok I didn't add the "until then live" part.

    "When you die, you can't eat ice cream."
    Oh, god. I hope she didn't think I was threatening her. icon_redface.gif

  • mybud

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    May 27, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    Sounds like you have hit the wall....You've lost 30 pounds but now your bored with the daily grind of eating healthy...... You need to remind yourself why you wanted to lose this weight in the first place...if you need to write those reasons down and look back at your list when your feeling weak....Eating out will kill your diet every time.. The more meals you eat at home the more control you have on what you eat.....You could always diet 6 days and on the seventh day work in a cheat meal to reward yourself...hope this helps man.....BUD
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    May 28, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    Well I guess the problem for me is food is an immediate stress reliever. And until I can find an alternative, I'm just going to continue being overweight.
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    May 28, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
    Just remind yourself that, as a gay man, you're not worthy of love unless you have a six-pack.
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    May 28, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    miamimasseur saidJust remind yourself that, as a gay man, you're not worthy of love unless you have a six-pack.


    I hope the above statement is not true... I've never had a six-pack and I prob never will, but I still want to be loved icon_sad.gif

    But I have the same problem as the OP. Food is my drug. I've never even done weed, but food - I've done it all: from pizza to cookies to bacon anything icon_sad.gif
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    May 28, 2011 9:34 PM GMT

    Add Chia seeds to your diet. I've recently started eating them and I've noticed that I last longer with no food and eat less. Plus Chia seeds are cheap and very beneficial!

    http://www.mychiaseeds.com/Articles/Top10ChiaBenefits.html
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    May 28, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
    Huh, ill have ro checkout those cua seeds. Do they sell them at the store?
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    May 28, 2011 11:38 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidWell I guess the problem for me is food is an immediate stress reliever. And until I can find an alternative, I'm just going to continue being overweight.


    Try masturbation
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    May 28, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    Make substitutions when possible. In place of milk chocolate, do dark chocolate. In place of cheaply made, filler peanut butter like Jif and Skippy (Yuck!!!), choose natural peanut butter which is made with...peanuts and nothing else except maybe for a little bit of salt.

    Also, please check out http://www.eatingwell.com/ for tons of recipes and ideas. It has been a valuable resource for me.
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    May 29, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
    Put down the fork.




    If you don't want to eat crap... then don't. It's a simple problem with a simple solution.
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    May 29, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI taught myself to cook, after reading several threads with the same phrase: "Abs are made in the kitchen."
    They were right.


    and photoshop icon_wink.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 29, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    Make what you eat yourself, then you know what went into it.
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    May 29, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidHuh, ill have ro checkout those cua seeds. Do they sell them at the store?


    Yeah. You can get Chia seeds at Whole foods or a store similar to whole foods.