Disordered eating

(152 Posts)
goodasitgets Sat 07-Dec-13 18:14:24

This may seem like a stupid question but if I post what I have eaten today, could you tell me if it seems a lot?
I have been low carb for a long ish time but am eating carbs for a few days - today was not a good food day
Have a history of disordered eating and feeling like I should punish myself for eating too much

Talkinpeace Sat 07-Dec-13 21:25:00

feel free to post,
but please do not EVER punish yourself
actually, even better than one of us telling you, pop the information on here
www.myfitnesspal.com
set it up to maintain your current weight so that it can tell you whether your eating is right for you

and remember, tomorrow is another day grin

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 06:12:58

Thank you
Breakfast was maybe 3 tablespoons total yoghurt and a banana
Lunch was egg salad bap and bag of crisps plus bar of chocolate (small bar)
Tea was 3 Ryvita with garlic soft cheese and tomato salsa

I'm aware my food choices aren't great! Usually eat meat/fish/veg and fats and like I said low carb. Weight loss stalled so took 48hrs off as PT recommended a while ago
Problem is I eat all of my meals alone really and I struggle with whether I've eaten too much/not enough

RalphRecklessCardew Sun 08-Dec-13 07:07:54

That's nowhere near enough food.

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 07:37:17

That helps. I felt guilty for eating the Ryvita for tea hmm
Sounds so stupid but because nobody sees what I eat, I have lost my way a bit in what's a lot and what's a little
By disordered I'm not anorexic/bulimic but I do have a tendency to "punish" myself with food. It's been much better since low carving as its hard to binge on that food!!

RalphRecklessCardew Sun 08-Dec-13 08:56:09

Always good to ask.

Talkinpeace Sun 08-Dec-13 16:23:05

Ignore the PT : they are generally nut jobs (and I luff the ones at my gym, but they have no concept of overweight)

3 tablespoons : why bother. Either eat a real meal or skip till the next one.
lunch = 2/3 crap (crisps and chocolate ) gigantic egg salad bap would do you a lot better
tea = punishment food, not fill you up enjoyment.

Talkinpeace Sun 08-Dec-13 16:28:20

menu idea for tomorrow

breakfast
mug of tea or coffee
2 poached / scrambled eggs on a slice of real ham or salami
(or go for it and just have the tea)

lunch
mug of tea or coffee
small bowl lined with lettuce, grated carrot, chopped tomato, sliced pepper, grated parmesan and then balsamic on top
then a piece of fruit

supper
a pint of water
a whole tub of healthy fresh soup from a supermarket
a pint of water

adds up to around 1300 calories and you will be STUFFED by the end of the day

even better, come and try 5:2 intermittent fasting - best of all worlds

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 16:52:52

Usual day I try to have

Scrambled eggs/bacon/protein (had that this morning, 3 eggs and bacon)
I do mean three heaped tablespoons! It's a big ish bowl

Then lunch generally meat/fish and veg. Today I had tuna salad barm and some extra cucumber and tomatoes

Usually skip tea when I'm working earlies

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 16:55:03

My PT got me onto paleo/primal eating (this is the background) which I love, I feel more energetic and I've lost about 36lbs so far
I do roughly 5hrs exercise a week. Eating can become more disordered as work shifts, early shifts I tend to come home and go to bed

MillyChristmas Sun 08-Dec-13 17:16:52

WOW Talking ...are you really serious.???This women is saying she has disordered eating and you are putting up a low calorie menu that would not keep anyone going for a day. Then to add to it you suggest that the OP does 5:2 which involves starving herself further on several days a week. That's really not going to help her disordered eating. At least with low carbing she will be eating well and feeling satisfied every day.

MillyChristmas Sun 08-Dec-13 17:23:01

Good your paleo/primal sounds really healthy and sustaining. Have you seen this site OP.
paleomg.com/
She has some amazing paleo recipes.

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 17:25:03

I will have a look. Am going back primal/paleo v shortly and trying to keep 80% of my diet clean
Problem is I either eat too little or too much and I'm trying to balance it, so was just looking for what "normal" people eat

MillyChristmas Sun 08-Dec-13 17:36:16

Normal people as in people who don't diet do you mean?
Slim people who have never had any problem with weight tend to eat when they are truly hungry (why else would they eat) and stop as soon as they feel satisfied. They eat whatever they want and have all the foods they love in their house. They don't gain weight.

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 17:40:36

I guess (confusing myself now) confused
I thought of the day of food I posted as a binge day hence asking

Hermione123 Sun 08-Dec-13 17:43:17

Definitely not enough, I have the either over or under eating issue too, best advice is to make a plan in advance but cross check it against a calorie counter website, anything under 1500-1600 per day when trying to lose weight is crash dieting. Better to lose slow if you have to and prone to disordered eating. Remember you need nourishing foods, should be about self love not the opposite

Floppityflop Sun 08-Dec-13 17:47:24

I think that's nowhere near enough food even if you needed to lose weight! If you need help with disordered eating see a doctor. Don't bother with PTs or faddy diets, especially 5:2 seems dangerous if you are prone to disordered eating. You need three meals a day and possibly two snacks as well, depending on activity levels. You should be eating the full range of foods, not just some. No food should be described as "bad" or "dirty".

Ephiny Sun 08-Dec-13 17:51:16

I'm not sure there's any such thing as a 'normal' amount to eat, as everyone is different in terms of their appetite, energy requirements etc. If you're a healthy weight for your height, then you're probably eating about the right amount.

What you describe certainly doesn't sound excessive or anything like 'binge day' to me. Are you on a diet/trying to lose weight? Are you currently overweight?

MillyChristmas Sun 08-Dec-13 17:58:38

Exactly Ephiny. If your eating is not disordered then you will be in touch with your appetite and therefore will only eat when you are truly hungry and stop when satisfied. However in truth, most of us are so messed up by diets that we no longer no what true appetite is. Sad really.

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 17:58:56

I'm obese. This is me a few weeks ago - so post losing the weight I've lost so far but probably 3 maybe 4 stone to go
I eat, then get cross at myself that I've eaten. I don't seem to have any carb regulator - for instance I can't eat one biscuit so I don't have them in the house, the same with bread
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MillyChristmas Sun 08-Dec-13 18:01:50

Good.....Great shapely legs, slim hips, great boobs and waist definition. You look good to be honest, certainly not in any way shape or form are you OBESE.

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 18:04:16

I weigh a shit load, that's what upsets me mainly. I've had some wine (very horrendous day with bad news) so may be more honest than usual grin
All I want to do is get on the scales and have the doctor say my BMI is ok. Was refused certain contraception this year as too fat

MillyChristmas Sun 08-Dec-13 18:04:42

Im sad that you see this picture and see yourself as obsese. You have done so well in losing this weight of yours but losing it is only the beginning. Keeping it off is the hard part. If you don't mind me saying you could do with some help with your disordered eating and your view of yourself.

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 18:05:55

But I am sad
I can't be 15 stone and not obese

MillyChristmas Sun 08-Dec-13 18:05:59

You were too fat at the weight you are now???

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