Ah, I getcha Actually, it doesn't feel slow to me! Considering I was hitting brick walls for 13 years prior to starting this journal I'm now moving at the speed of light Well, apart from the weight loss, which ironically was always the easy thing for me in the past.
Originally Posted by PaleoMom
That's a really good idea - I'll do that!
Originally Posted by ombat
I have to take back what I said: even though I ate right before bed, I couldn't sleep, and I woke up after 1.5 hours. So I'm starting to see that sometimes food can help, and sometimes it can't. Wonder what the variable is...
That's pretty insightful that she knows that! My mum is convinced that people don't even have a subconscious
Originally Posted by girlhk
You're not hijacking at all! It's good to converse about this.
Originally Posted by ginafirenze
I'm sorry to hear that you binge a lot - I know how destructive it is to the self esteem. I remember lying on my bed after a binge filled with self loathing. It's horrible.
Having come through BED to the other side, I don't believe it's a psychological disease. I used to think that, and I would beat myself up for being so weak and not being able to stop. But like I said, now I'm sure that it arises from physiological needs. You are pretty low carb, and I bet your body is screaming for simple sources of energy. I honestly think that if you started to incorporate more fruit and simple sugars into your diet, your desire to binge would gradually start to decline.
I can understand why you want to stick with low carb - you had great success with it at one stage, and it seems logical that to look like that again, you need to do what you did before. My story is sooo like yours. When I started Primal I was 125 lbs (at 5'8, so pretty lean - 19% bf). I went VLC initially and I dropped even more weight, and I have to admit, my body looked pretty good. I was getting asked if I was a dancer by people (sigh). Anyway, this only lasted a month or so, and then I relapsed into the most horrific bout of BED I've ever had. I would get up in the morning and start binging - was eating ben and jerrys and cookies slathered in nutella for breakfast, and then would binge again in the evening. It was hell. Bye-bye nice body! I don't know how much I gained at what stages, but in the space of a year I gained 20 lbs (highest weight being 144 lbs). I'm sure that being VLC was what triggered the relapse, because there was nothing bad happening in my life.
Overall it's been a good experience though! It would be nice to have that svelte body again, but honesty, I was never happy with it anyway! And I was living in fear that some day I would binge and gain weight. I had BED for 13 years, and for most of that time I binged at least once a week. Being free from that habit, and all the negative emotions that it brought with it is indescribable. Although now I'm just kind of used to it
Since starting to eat Peat the binging is really just a memory, because I'm only eating foods I love! Mostly dairy, fruit, shell fish, and sugar. Sometimes I have ice cream. It's great Rather than shifting to a Peat diet though, would you just consider not being low carb anymore, and seeing how you felt?
Vinyasa is cool - I teach a form called Tantra, but when I go to classes I go to Anusaura - it's sooo amazing! Also Tantra derived. I really recommend it! I bet you could find a class in Boston.
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"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat