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    Ribbons, what about getting deli meat from the grocery store? I like to add chopped turkey to my salads. Could you do something like that? Turkey, chicken, roast beef from the deli counter, chop them up with a hard boiled egg and add to your salads? Maybe some shredded cheese too?
    Good idea, I'll try that next time I go shopping.


    CaveWeirdo, don't worry, I'm eating a lot more now, probably too much
    I agree that calories aren't the best measure of food intake but when I'm desperate it seems 'safe' because I know I can lose weight with a calorie deficit and 99% of people giving weight loss advice go on and on about calories like the calorie content of food is the only thing you need to know.

    I might have to go back to calorie counting when I stop losing weight though because I doubt I can get to my goal weight without restricting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teach2183 View Post
    You really do need to seek a therapist. Is there a social worker at your school? Start there and s/he can recommend a good community resource to you for a specialist. You have an ED because your thoughts about food are keeping you from functioning normally. A therapist will help you deal with all of the different thoughts swimming around in your head.
    I don't have an ED because it's not like I wasn't eating anything at all... There were some day that I went over 2000 calories! Sure I felt guilty afterwards and I was thinking of throwing up but who wouldn't? My behaviour doesn't always match my thoughts. I still think about weight loss every second of the day but I'm eating much more now that I'm not counting calories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyRoots View Post
    For goodness sake EAT!

    If you are physically active and have any weight to lose, you probably need at least 1800cal a day. If you have a lot less, your body may very well slow down it's metabolism to make the energy go further.

    Of course you could do a *medically supervised* total fast, but I don't think many people are severe enough for doctors to consider that.

    The point of primal low carb is that insulin inhibits fat burning. Low carb = low insulin, which means your body can start attacking fat stores.
    Weight loss speed varies, but I can tell you that it's going to be a lot slower if you keep jerking your body around with different diets. Pick a way of eating and stick to it for good. If you don't understand it and believe in it, chances are you are going to have a very hard time sticking to it.
    this thing with this reasoning though is that it does NOT take into account really SHORT people. I am just barely 5 feet tall and i KNOW that if eat even 1500 calories a day, I WILL gain weight, no matter how active I am. Well I guess if i was training for a marathon, but I just mean, normal, one hour daily workouts. I have to eat 1200 calories to even lose weight. So I will be careful in advising people about a specific number of calories they need, because this advice made me gain weight.....of course i wasnt eating primally then, but still.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribbons View Post
    I need to lose weight fast because I hate the way I look.
    You can't fix a body you hate.

    I'm short and I'm like 59kg which is way too much for my height.
    What is "short?" 130lb is not wayyyyy too much for anyone. The scale is THE LAST tool of measure that you should be using.
    DITCH THE SCALE

    I don't think I can lose weight fast unless I keep my calories low.
    Well you're wrong, and everybody keeps telling you that. Stop trying to do this your way. It's clearly not working for you. You can't do PB half assed, eat "semi-primal", apply your own twisted version of CW, and expect it to work "really fast".

    Read the book, follow the lifestyle, trust the research.

    One of the reasons PB works is that you're eating clean, natural foods that your body knows what to do with them. It knows what to do with the nutrients, it knows how to process and eliminate it extremely efficiently. Its why you can eat many more calories than you ever thought possible. When you eat FAKE sup-optimal food, your body is confused and doesn't process it properly, which is why those poor quality carbohydrates and fat arent processed and eliminated, but stored on your body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribbons View Post
    I don't have an ED because it's not like I wasn't eating anything at all... There were some day that I went over 2000 calories! Sure I felt guilty afterwards and I was thinking of throwing up but who wouldn't? My behaviour doesn't always match my thoughts. I still think about weight loss every second of the day but I'm eating much more now that I'm not counting calories.
    There are a variety of eating disorders. It is not normal to feel guilty eating 2000 calories and then to consider throwing up, it really isn't. The sooner you realize that what you are living is NOT normal and get help, the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribbons View Post
    I don't have an ED because it's not like I wasn't eating anything at all... There were some day that I went over 2000 calories! Sure I felt guilty afterwards and I was thinking of throwing up but who wouldn't? My behaviour doesn't always match my thoughts. I still think about weight loss every second of the day but I'm eating much more now that I'm not counting calories.
    Youd don't have to be underweight or consistently undereating to have an eaating disorder. An ED can be as much in the way you obsess about food and behave with your food.

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    Ok, but I don't want to label myself or tell anyone because I don't want people watching me all the time and expecting me to suddenly lose a lot of weight. And I don't want my parents to know. I don't know what to do though... I keep feeling guilty for eating and arguing with myself in my head all the time about whether to eat or not. I keep telling myself that I can lose weight easier on paleo but then I see a skinny girl or someone mentions something to do with weight and my automatic reaction is to think about starving myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribbons View Post
    I don't have an ED because it's not like I wasn't eating anything at all... There were some day that I went over 2000 calories! Sure I felt guilty afterwards and I was thinking of throwing up but who wouldn't? My behaviour doesn't always match my thoughts. I still think about weight loss every second of the day but I'm eating much more now that I'm not counting calories.
    I eat at least 4000-4500 calories a day. Ok, I'm gaining weight but I guess that 3500 calories or something would maintain me. What I'm trying to say is that 2000 cals looks like a big joke to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    I eat at least 4000-4500 calories a day. Ok, I'm gaining weight but I guess that 3500 calories or something would maintain me. What I'm trying to say is that 2000 cals looks like a big joke to me
    Well I can't lose weight or probably even maintain on 2000 calories a day. I'm too short and I'm not active enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribbons View Post
    Well I can't lose weight or probably even maintain on 2000 calories a day. I'm too short and I'm not active enough.
    How old are you?
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