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  • #31
    To stop a binge attitude, most effective is a giant smoothie, I do best when I have a smoothie for breakfast, ave about 8oz of it to drink while I am making my Lunch, and then a second smoothie for the 4pm witching hour. When I don't do my 2 smoothies, a binge is nearly inevitable, unless I am busy or out of the house.

    My second choice would be to nap while listening to a meditation.

    Snoops, I find that I am feeling much better with more carbs, and they almost all come from veggies. I shoot for at least 10 non-starchy veggies and no more than 2 fruits (one is usually berries and one is usually an orange). I average between 80 and 100g of carb a day (I shoot for between 175g and 200g of protein), I am guessing I weigh more than you (260ish) so I need more calories/carbs/protein than what you described. When I do this I have no room in my belly for binging.
    Chris
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
      So what do YOU all do when you can forsee a binge coming on. For example: today I am home with a sick kid (I am home), I am also not feeling so hot (feeling sick), TTOM (need I say more), did not sleep much over the past couple days, sick kid (I am tired).
      It's hard when you can see it coming, and feel like you're on a slippery slope downwards with no hand grips to stop the slide. Sometimes just acknowledging that you feel like crap and that eating is the most soothing (if misguided) self-care method that you have to have at your disposal *at this point in time* makes you feel a bit less angry/disgusted with yourself and more compassionate. Eating too much while in a curious, thoughtful, sympathetic and self-aware state is less destructive than eating too much in a disgusted, guilty or frustrated state, and the binge may well be much shorter.

      Some practical things which have worked for me, though:

      Distraction, distraction, distraction - just white-knuckle it for a while as you get into watching or reading something really interesting (your favourite TV show, a much-anticipated book) and you may be able to ride it out to the point that you kind of forget the urge and it lessens.

      Drinks - I agree with Paula that filling up on hot drinks helps. Love bone broth or bouillon, and a frothy and delicious smoothie can fill you up something wicked.

      Exercise – a few minutes sweating it out on a bike tends to get the endorphins going for me. Dancing would be good too. Sometimes it's just the act of *starting* to do something positive for myself which swings my brain into the mode of wanting to continue to do something positive for myself. This is why I try to drag my lazy backside onto the bike as soon as I get out of bed in the mornings – I'm not keen to start with, but I do feel so much better afterwards and it kick-starts my day going in the right direction, and for some reason immediately makes me want to eat better too. I'm thinking of trying a pre-dinner exercise burst too, to see if it influences me into making better choices.

      Paula – can you share some more about your knowledge of and experiences with L-glutamine?
      I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

      Oscar Wilde

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      • #33
        I started l-glutamine upon the recommendation that it might help with sugar cravings. When put under the tongue it absorbs into the bloodstream faster. If my body is only craving sugar or carbs, it helps. It will not, however, stop an emotional binge.
        Primal since 9/24/2010
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        • #34
          This reminds me that years ago I had staples put in my ears (by a Chiropractor) to suppress appetite. It did, and if that was the only reason I ate it would have worked beautifully.
          Chris
          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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          My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

          My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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          • #35
            well last night could be considered a binge.. did not feel good so had a crustless pizza and salad. Not the best ingredients but at least I ordered my pizza sans crust.
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            • #36
              you ordered a pizza without crust? how does that work?
              Chris
              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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              • #37
                you tell them to just put ingredients in the pan and run it through the oven. Its good.. eat it with a fork
                Karin


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                • #38
                  sounds yummy. never would have thought of it. Of course when we do go out to eat (very rarely) it is not a pizza place. On the road it is usually Wendy's (nice salads), in town it would be some local joint. I usually make pizza for the rest of the family once every couple of weeks, but they get crust. I just make myself a BAS (I love them!)
                  Chris
                  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                  My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                  • #39
                    My dd LOVES pizza. I think I am the ONLY one who orders my pizza this way so I know the cooks now. LOL
                    Karin


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                    • #40
                      5 days without a binge.

                      Sleep report. It is not getting better. Something that I am taking in the afternoon or evening is keeping me hyped up so i toss and turn for several hours at the beginning of the night. I moved the magnesium, calcium and second adrenal supplement to the AM. I stopped the melatonin because it made me feel weird... sleepy, but wired. I will also ban caffeinated drinks after noon. Right now I have a 4pm coffee which could also be the problem.

                      The weekend is coming. I am worried about how I will avoid a binge when unscheduled.
                      Primal since 9/24/2010
                      "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                      • #41
                        For the sleep. I am starting to think that I sleep better if I don't try to be in bed for 8 hours. Last night I was in bed for 6:53 and I still slept 5:05 which is no worse than when I am in bed for 8 hours. I think I need to experiment with waking up at the same time every day, do my afternoon meditation (I did it yesterday), and then go to bed when I actually am sleepy. Which is generally closer to 10:30 than 9:30. It is just VERY difficult to wake up at 5:30 if I don't have to!

                        I can drink a caffeinated tea in the afternoon and it doesn't affect me the way that coffee does, so maybe a nice green tea (which studies show help with fat burning) might be a good way to transition from the coffee.

                        congrats on the 5 days clean. Maybe make yourself a schedule for your days off, and eat slightly sooner than you think you need to, and eat things that you love so you don't feel deprived?
                        Chris
                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                          5 days without a binge.

                          Yay you on 5 days. That's a success within itself.

                          The weekend is coming. I am worried about how I will avoid a binge when unscheduled.

                          I'm assuming you do better when eating to a plan or schedule (not everyone does - I just go off in the opposite direction and eventually rebel - badly ). So would it be possible to sit down and plan out your weekend eating in the same way you plan your weekday eating? Maybe your family needs to make time management and food compromises to help you out with your needs for a bit?
                          I wish you all the best with it. Don't be too hard on yourself - two steps forward and one back is better than no steps forward at all.
                          I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                          Oscar Wilde

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                            5 days without a binge.

                            Sleep report. It is not getting better. Something that I am taking in the afternoon or evening is keeping me hyped up so i toss and turn for several hours at the beginning of the night. I moved the magnesium, calcium and second adrenal supplement to the AM. I stopped the melatonin because it made me feel weird... sleepy, but wired. I will also ban caffeinated drinks after noon. Right now I have a 4pm coffee which could also be the problem.

                            The weekend is coming. I am worried about how I will avoid a binge when unscheduled.
                            Probably the coffee, but B vitamins do the same thing for me if I take them late.

                            Magnesium before bed should help you sleep, though.
                            Durp.

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                            • #44
                              So it is Saturday night and my husband is at work. That means I am alone with my lover (food). My kids are oblivious because they are wrapped up in other things. So far my lover is not trying to seduce me. I am preparing dinner and am feeling strong.

                              This is clean day 6. I have been eating very low carb (<50g, essentially protein and veg). I have been working on getting better sleep using magnesium etc. I am in days 14-28 of my cycle and have started taking 20mg Prozac again. I did not take it days 1-14. Hopefully this will help when the hormones go haywire in the next week.

                              Emotionally, I am OK. I had a recent disappointment that I wrote about in my journal which I handled well. As always money is an issue. I had a fabulous 1st week back to school and am feeling like Super Teacher. My kids are happy with school as well.
                              I am not currently ticked off at my husband.lol These are all good indicators that I could have a clean weekend.
                              Primal since 9/24/2010
                              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                              MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                              • #45
                                yeah! I just got myself a magnesium/calcium/D3 combo to see if that will help my sleep. melatonin nor valerian nor a combo worked.
                                Chris
                                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                                Unknown

                                My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                                My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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