Can't lose weight~

Postby Baby The Stars » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:40 am

Hello~
I haven't posted on the forum in a long time. Personally I think it is long overdue, I'm at the point of being ridiculous. I've come across photos from when I had first started purging and not eating and ever since I been very depressed since I've realised I'm not thin like that any more and I can't get myself to that point. I started having female monthly cycle and ever since I've been trying harder to and harder to to be thinner yet nothing happens. I thought I was thin but now realising I'm not as thin as I use to be is driving me crazy. I can't stop doing what I do but it affect my body any more. Has it gotten too out of hand?
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Postby jurplesman » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:01 am

Baby The Stars wrote:Hello~
I haven't posted on the forum in a long time. Personally I think it is long overdue, I'm at the point of being ridiculous. I've come across photos from when I had first started purging and not eating and ever since I been very depressed since I've realised I'm not thin like that any more and I can't get myself to that point. I started having female monthly cycle and ever since I've been trying harder to and harder to to be thinner yet nothing happens. I thought I was thin but now realising I'm not as thin as I use to be is driving me crazy. I can't stop doing what I do but it affect my body any more. Has it gotten too out of hand?


It is pretty difficult to control you diet with dieting. The tendency to be overweight is controlled by your metabolic rate under the influence of he thyroid gland. OR you could be suffering from insulin resistance (hypoglycemia) that can cause people to be overweight. Try Coconut oil (search The Hypoglycemic Web Site),
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Postby cr8trface » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:57 pm

Bodybuilding is a hobby of mine.

I used to be overweight, and now I have abs.

Losing weight starts with a healthy active lifestyle, meaning you have to eat the right things at the right time and exercise.

I eat small meals every three hours. Each meal contains a proper serving of vegetables, protein, and fruit. I only eat carbs on the meals prior to and following physical training at the gym.

For you I also recommend eating small meals every three hours to regulate your metabolism. If you want to cut weight fast, I recommend greatly reducing your carbohydrate intake, and only eat whole carbs (no white bread, etc - switch to whole wheat, whole grain, gluten free alternatives)

Keep in mind, you get essential carbs naturally from fruits and vegetables so cutting out bread, pasta, cookies, etc, is not detrimental to health.

Being a woman, lifting weights is not essential for physical activity. All you have to do is BE ACTIVE; get off the chair, couch; stay moving. Exert your self to your highest possible level for 10-15 min (i.e. sprinting intervals) 3 days a week.

Its that easy.

P.s. the first 10 pounds are the easiest to lose once you start doing things right. But don't give up when you can only lose 2-3 pounds a month.. thats actually healthy!

Have fun, and if you need more info or training/eating tips feel free to message me!
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Postby jurplesman » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:51 am

This is a very good description of the hypoglycemic diet.
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Postby JodieJ » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:19 pm

Hi there

That seems good advice but how do you cut the carbohydrates down?
How do you get past the "urge" for buttered toast or chips from the chip shop?

Even just reading this back I can feel myself saying "Just grow up and do it" but I know it's a real problem for me.

I want to lose the weight (about 5 stone) and have done on numerous occasions but it just goes back on.

Any advice gratefully received.

Jodie
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Postby Ruby88 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:12 pm

Baby The Stars wrote:Hello~
I haven't posted on the forum in a long time. Personally I think it is long overdue, I'm at the point of being ridiculous. I've come across photos from when I had first started purging and not eating and ever since I been very depressed since I've realised I'm not thin like that any more and I can't get myself to that point. I started having female monthly cycle and ever since I've been trying harder to and harder to to be thinner yet nothing happens. I thought I was thin but now realising I'm not as thin as I use to be is driving me crazy. I can't stop doing what I do but it affect my body any more. Has it gotten too out of hand?


There seem to be a lot of responses on this thread that are assuming you're overweight now. I'm assuming you're not, in fact you're probably on the light side of normal, or possibly already underweight, and that your ideal is to be probably severely underweight - am I right?

I'm not qualified to respond to you, as I have no direct experience of eating disorders, but I just wanted to highlight the probably reality of your situation to anyone who took your plea to lose weight at face value... assuming I'm right?

You need professional help really, or help from people who've been through the same situation and come out the other side with a healthy BMI and happiness.

I can only offer my sympathy and hope that you can manage to feel good about yourself as well as being healthy in the near future.
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Postby sgreen007 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:53 am

JodieJ wrote:I want to lose the weight (about 5 stone) and have done on numerous occasions but it just goes back on.

Any advice gratefully received.

Some advice... dump the belief that "It just goes back on" the 5 stones that is.

Any kind of weight never "just goes back on."

Weight loss is a simple equation CALORIES BURNT > CALORIES EATEN.
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Postby JodieJ » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:59 pm

Yes you are right. I know it doesn't "just go back on".

And I also know the "simple equation CALORIES BURNT > CALORIES EATEN".

But it's easier said than done. I know it's about changing my habits forever.

Thanks for the reality check.

Jodie
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Postby sgreen007 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:20 pm

JodieJ wrote:Yes you are right. I know it doesn't "just go back on".

And I also know the "simple equation CALORIES BURNT > CALORIES EATEN".

But it's easier said than done. I know it's about changing my habits forever.

Thanks for the reality check.

Jodie

There is a reason that you are unable to lose the weight.

But the first question is Q? Do you really need to lose the weight?
Q? Is your BMI higher than recommended?
Q? Is our weight range in the overweight/obese range?
Or, are you one of the I AM MY BODY gang?
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Postby megan » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:10 pm

Actually the "hypoglycemic" diet and the GI diet .. which is more a way of eating or lifestyle change than a diet; does curb the need to binge and regulates the metabolism so excess weight is lost slowly. I also eat every 3 hours, inbetween meals, this may be a snack like handful of seeds and an apple, but I am never hungry and over a slow period lost a sone and a half. My bulimia too is now under control

If you are not loosing weight and are not overeating, its invariably a metabolic imbalance .. might help if you saw a nutritionist to address it?

All the best
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Postby megan » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:12 pm

Ps ... there are also some very good hypnotherapy downloads around at the moment for controlling overeating (and other addictions!) .. sorry I think this is probably the wrong thread to mention this
:)
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Postby JodieJ » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:37 pm

There is a reason that you are unable to lose the weight.

But the first question is Q? Do you really need to lose the weight?
Q? Is your BMI higher than recommended?
Q? Is our weight range in the overweight/obese range?
Or, are you one of the I AM MY BODY gang?

Hi Sgreen007

Yes I do need to lose the weight. I have a BMI in the 30s and I am definitely in the obese range.

I presume the "I am my body gang" are the people who are happy with "their body" no matter what shape they are. No I am not one of those people although I have a certain admiration for their approach even though it's not for me.

I'm determined to change my life and body permanently in 2010.

Jodie
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Postby JodieJ » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:46 pm

Hi Megan

I have no excuse. I do overeat. Thank you for your advice. I know I need to change. I will look at the hypnotherapy downloads and the eating every 3 hour GI approach but as a seasoned dieter (and regainer!) my "natural" approach is to try and starve rather than eat more regularly. I know this is wrong and I know I need to change my approach to living my life.

Happy 2010!

Jodie


PS I love your line about "learning to dance in the rain" it made me smile -thank you
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Postby stella_blues » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:17 am

I've been trying to learn ways to avoid food cravings. It turns out some foods help balance important biochemicals that signal the "I'm not hungry" feelings. These chemicals, namely Leptin and Tryptophan, when out of balance, cause your brain to send the signal that you're hungry all the time.

So the foods that help lower Leptin are ones that actually contain Leptin. They tell your body to stop making it's own Leptin, thereby lowering levels. Tryptophan helps your body manage seratonin production and management.

These foods are:

Fish
Lean meats
Egg whites (one of the best sources of Tryptophan and an easily assimilated protein.)
Pulses (beans, lentils, nuts, peas)
Vegetables
Raw fruits

I've found that if I can eat these foods and leave out starch, sat. fats, and sugar, I begin to lose cravings and binge urges. I also feel more good energy, rather than hyper sugar energy. It might be worth looking into. But I know so well how hard this kind of thing is to overcome.
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Postby JodieJ » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:36 pm

Hi Stella

I love the practical advice you and this site give me. The information on Leptin and Tryptophan is totally new to me. Thank you.

Just for interest are there some fruits that are better than others?

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year

Jodie
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