Dieting (13)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-17 15:16 ID:bnVMJO6h

I'm about 20kg overweight. Now, I've decided to lose wait through extreme dieting (drinking only water and eating healthy food), but I keep getting cravings and gobbling down pizza, or ice cream, etc. It's like I can't even control myself. Before I know it the pizza slices are gone, or the snack is gone. I really want to be attractive. That's why I'm dieting. But I can't control my eating! Please help.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-17 18:58 ID:FBaQGH3C

strong eating disorder..
tell us how heavy u are, whats your sex, age, height, calorie intake? do you work out?

3 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-17 20:01 ID:jraQc7Sw

Get professional help from a nutritionist. Dieting is a serious matter that you should not improvise. Your body is used to certain feeding patterns and won't let go so easily. Even worse, if you improvise your diet you may even increase your cravings, and end up worse than before. You may actually permanently destroy your body balance.

So really, get professional advice before wrecking your body.

4 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-17 20:07 ID:aoU6xgs0

Professional advice isn't an option as I haven't themoney for consultations. I'm a student barely scraping by financially, you see, so I really would appreciate good advice.
I'm 72kg, quite tall (say 180cm+?), male, very erratic calorie intake, and I have never measured it, but sometimes I eat a lot, sometimes I eat normally, and sometimes hardly anything.
I used to do a light work out (weights, situps, light aerobics), but I've stopped.

5 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-17 20:08 ID:aoU6xgs0

Also, I should say all that weight is fat, I have no musce, I feel my arm and it's a mass of jiggling jelly. My legs are all fat no muscle too, same with my stomach, I live a sedentary lifestyle.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-17 22:05 ID:PGcA+67s

with 1m80 and 72kg, you are absolutely not overweight! It seems more likely that you want more muscle. So concentrate less on dieting and do more sport.

Once again, improvised diets are a very bad idea.

7 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-17 23:22 ID:UO9c4oyc

I'd say shoot for organic foods and strive towards exercising. A 30 minute walk around a park or neighborhood, start up the light work outs. Minimal stuff at first and just work your way up. Improvising sounds pretty grueling, but you could try and incorporate more nutritional foods into your diet. Downsizing the food intake I could see as bad, but adding healthier food I don't think could be such a bad thing.

If you think you're overweight could it be due to stress or depressions? Just because you eat a lot of snacking foods, do you see yourself as overweight? You are anything but overweight.

8 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-18 08:09 ID:FBaQGH3C

>>6 2x you could as well lurk from some bodybuilding sites and get some nutrition plan from there. Maybe it will give you some ideas about how to balance carbs and proteine etc...
lift weights and it will balance out on its own, no need to worry about being skinny-fat.

9 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-23 13:57 ID:vv7kxMHd

OP here.
Actually, despite my weight and height, I am fat. Seriously, my stomach bulges out past my hips about 10 cm. My thighs are huge. Even if this is a normal weight and height for most, I am fat. I have a 36 inch waist around my belly button. Not normal.
Also, no luck with cravings so far. Any tips on stopping them?
It's easy to say eat healthy but it's not as easy as just saying eat healthy, actually doing it, I mean.

10 Name: CloudNyne : 2008-12-31 11:33 ID:DD7+RkpE

it sounds like you need to work out instead of dieting. There is no need to take that to the extreem either though. Just walking or jogging about an hour 2 or 3 times in a week is fine.

also, make sure that you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You might feel that you are eating to much but that is probably not the case. And if you really have the urge to snack, eat apples or mandarins, no harm in eating those no matter how many.

11 Name: Anonymous : 2008-12-31 13:33 ID:y9N5YEZE

I hate you. First of all, you gotta realise: Sugar Is Bad. Very, very bad. It causes your body to store fat, basically, and makes you crave more sugary shit. So avoid all foods that got "sugar" marked as an ingridient. Fructose is almost as bad. Second, you won't just START to eat healthy. It'll take time. A month, or two. Because it's your behaviour pattern. It's easy to change, but you have to work on it, and you have to start working on it ASAP. It'll be easier when you actually start. But you have to fight yourself. Some advice: diet coke (but not too much, since it COULD be bad for you), and real cocoa. Real. Unsweetened. It's actually really good for you, and tasty. Add splenda or whatever if you want it sweet, just avoid sugar. And tell yourself - "wow, I've made myself a good cup of cocoa with all this protein, instead of eating a shitty chocolate bar!". And soon enough, you'll stop eating snacks. Sorry for bad grammar, english's my second, and it's new year.

12 Name: Anonymous : 2009-01-02 02:03 ID:y7NJdRIZ

Spaghetti Squash, cut it in half, bake it at 375 F until a fork goes through it, scrape out the strands with a fork.

This is simultaneously nutritious and low in calories.

Other foods that are good for sating the appetite without causing weight gain: Pickles, Sauerkraut, practically all leafy greens.

Fruit is good, yeah, but also high in sugars so not as great of a snacking food.

Don't eat processed foods, don't "sweeten things". Things like rice cakes and oat bars might seem healthy, but they're really a highly sweetened perversion of real food.

And there is also a huge advantage in making sure that all of the food in your kitchen requires cooking, it means that it isn't easy to just get up and eat.

13 Name: Anonymous : 2009-01-02 03:11 ID:llh85xHQ

I don't know much about diets, but it does sound like you need exercise. You should find a good, fun method of getting some, if it's something you enjoy doing, then it's easier to dedicate yourself.
You're probably not the sports type, so maybe DDR would be what you need. It's fun, and damn good exercise on the tougher levels. Though you may want to get the home version if you feel a bit embarrassed playing.

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