Thanks for the encouragement Brooke, and you're probably right about waiting it out a bit longer. I think I'm going to try sprinting every day for the next few days: I did this a few months ago and I shed a load of weight off my legs somehow...? I'm doing pistols already. Correction: trying to do pistols...
Originally Posted by brookesam
Really glad you got something out of the "Eating a ton" (with the ironic acronym EAT) thread! I think it was an amazing n=1 for a lot of women.
Thanks for sharing Zoe! I'm really sorry to hear that you went through that. You're right about changing mindset. I think I need to make "play" my focus.
Originally Posted by zoebird
SOunds like what go pintos is suggesting below: eating to support the metabolism!
Originally Posted by marcadav
Wow, good for you! I read what you wrote about that diet on another thread... I think I'll look into it. Right now I basically just eat what I crave, and it results in really random food choices and combinations, which I felt was in line with what you're talking about, but I guess I'd be seeing more of an effect if it was.
Originally Posted by gopintos
HA - yeah, love or travelling = skinny yogabare! Oh fortuitous event - I'm going on hols next week... Nah, I'm kidding. As I said: any prolonged restriction ends in disaster for me. I'm getting increasingly stable, so I think you're right that I should focus on other things...
Originally Posted by Graycat
Thanks Lucy! Sorry to hear you're gone through this too. I know what a nightmare it is.
Originally Posted by lucy1984
I've already gone for a lot of therapy, and while it helped me mature, it didn't do anything for my depression, energy crashes, or binging. I'm convinced now that these were all symptoms of metabolic dysfunction, and that CBT would just be papering over the cracks. Not saying it wouldn't work for other people, but I know it wouldn't work for me.
You're so right. "Don't drink calories" - DUH. Most of the time I drink cos I'm cold or thirsty, but I can switch to raspberry leaf tea. Thanks, guru Ombat!
Originally Posted by ombat
Actually, this week I ended up skipping breakfast most days cos' I didn't feel well... Don't know if it had any effect on the weight. Fasting in general just makes me overeat at the next meal - unless it comes from a genuine feeling of not being hungry. Which rarely happens, in my case, lol You're a fan of calorie cycling too, right? I'd be more inclined to do this, but then I usually go overboard on restriction... and we know how that ends
Originally Posted by j3nn
"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