Phyto wrote:A food diary is easy - piece of paper - list from Monday to Sunday and then have breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the columns/rows. Write down everything you eat and drink, if you add sugar or salt and so on, for a whole week. It's a really good way to make you aware of yourself and your eating patterns. I've seen people insist they don't eat (or drink) that much but if they fill in the Food Diary on an honest basis then it really does show where the issues lie.
The trouble with fat cells is that they fill up every time you eat... And with a metabolism like mine, eating like a small bird is the only solution. I am the product of 100 generations of starvation - every calorie is cherished by my body. So yes, you will have to resign yourself to tomatoes for most of your life. On the other hand - I always knew that I would make it through the desert on two figs, leaving all those slimmer people behind, because I CAN hunger. It has been a survival trait for all my ancestors.
Aoife wrote:Yeah, I really hat fat cells. I grew up super slim my entire life and then I moved in with a then boyfriend and moved to the state of TX where our diet was absolutely deplorable but he wouldn't give me any say in what we ate and when I broke up with him I came back home 35lbs over weight and I'm still struggling to get it off. It has made fat cells that I can never get rid of and the abusive damage will give me a struggle for the rest of my life. I can't ever enjoy food the way I used to again.
Aphritha wrote:I went through something somewhat similar. Despite my genes, I worked hard to keep myself small. Veganism, exercise, I fought it off. I calorie counted throughout my pregnancy to make sure I wasn't taking in more than what the doctor said was normal for a pregnant woman to eat. I was doing very well at controlling my weight.
Things were getting progressively worse with my son's father; he was turning more and more abusive(can't say he was ever really a champ). I quit getting dressed and ran around in oversized pajamas all the time since I was told i looked like crap anyways. Figured I might as well be comfortable. I gave up veganism(went to vegetarianism) because I was sick of hearing the complaining, figuring it would be easier on the family. Because I was always wearing such loose clothes, I didn't notice I had put on 35 pounds until I went to get dressed one day and couldn't button my pants...
I've lost 20 of those pounds since, but still struggle with those last 15. Every bite of food I eat turns into stress later!
Aoife wrote: I suppose eating just plants would be a quick way to slim down but as soon as I returned to a "average" diet I'd start to gain weight again.
Aoife wrote: I realize the unrealistic standard of beauty for females that are pushed upon us but that doesn't stop us from thinking we should look that way.
Aoife wrote: This sounds sick to say but I can almost understand the mental conditions that bring on anorexia and other eating disorders.
AidenAiden wrote:According to recent research, water and green tea is the best way to lose your weight. I took 8 to 12 glasses of water gradually and 2 to 3 times cup of tea in a day. And now i feel much difference in my weight.
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