Help...some suggestions for your fellow Grok please.
Okay, so it seems that whenever it's close to an exam for me, I tend to eat too much because of what I think is anxiety, worry, and just sick of the thought of sitting on my ass all day reading stuff. I have been good in that all the food I'm eating is Primal, whereas before I would get way out of hand with carbs, so I guess I'm grateful about that.
This behavior happens when I'm home, and when I plan to get out of the house to study or when I come back home after many hours of studying and it's late. I have tried so many things to try and avoid this and change my behavior, but it's not helping obviously. I try to remain conscious of my goals, but even that does not seem to help. If I keep eating like this, I certainly am not going to reach the physique that I desire. Also, because of this, I get really really down and hopeless with myself, and this leads to losing motivation to be productive and exercise so at least I can expend some of the extra calories. The last couple of days I have been eating close to 2,500 calories, and I'm only 5'3" and about 130-135 lbs (I think so anyways, I haven't weighed myself in a long time).
Okay, so really I am looking for suggestions on how to stop this. Maybe there is something that you do that makes you stop yourself in your tracks. That's something I need, but as I mentioned, I've tried so many things. The last attempt I made was wearing a ring on my finger to trigger something in my brain to stop, but here I am complaining, and I'm still wearing the ring....damn you brain, you're so powerful...just be on my side!
I do pretty well in general, but it's just during this time, when I feel overwhelmed.
Now, away from that subject. I have read a lot about fasting, and I think I need to do some fasts for the next couple days just to reset (I am in the process of one as I speak). I have read a lot from leangains, but there is one thing I am not clear on, and I am hoping someone can help. Is the 14-16 hour fast meant to be an everyday practice or just intermittent as it is so called, intermittent fasting. Maybe I overlooked that point. I also have read there are different views on the duration of the fast, and I guess past the 16 hour mark or so there is not much more benefit. In my case, do you think it's better to go for a longer fast?
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