Help! I can't stop eating rubbish and I'm putting weight on fast!

(7 Posts)
sweetkitty Wed 12-Oct-16 23:04:53

Yes I know eat healthily and exercise more, I know blush but I'm just constantly hungry and constantly craving comforting junk food.

I'm doing a PGDE at uni and it is very demanding I'm up to my eyeballs in work and stressed to the max. I also have fibromyalgia so any sort of high impact exercise is out although I try and walk the dog every day and regularly do 10,000 steps and more a day.

What else? Well I was about 9 stone always wanting to lose that half a stone not I'm at least 9 and a half nearly 10. My clothes don't fit me everything's tight and I just feel like a blob. I'm only 5 foot 3inches and am a pear so all the weight is on my hips and bum although I do look about 5 months gone some days.

If I don't stop eating I'll have put on 3 stone by the end of this course.

PickAChew Wed 12-Oct-16 23:12:43

No panic, you're not overweight, even if you've gained!

if you need enlightening as o where the calories are coming from, sign up to my fitness pal, select maintenance fo a week or so and weigh, measure and log everything without caring about hitting taget!

Then figure out how to pare it down. in my case, it was sugary shite that did me in. I didn't even enjoy it, much of the time, but I'd have a biscuit, then crave more sugary stuff and it'd just snowball. For me, some fods were definitely triggering.

being pearshaped is the less unhealthy way to carry fat, btw.

PickAChew Wed 12-Oct-16 23:13:28

And pardon the shite typing!

sweetkitty Wed 12-Oct-16 23:17:12

I know I'm not overweight yet but if I keep going I will soon be. It's sugary shite here too I'm addicted to cakes, biscuits, chocolate, bread, it's a total comfort thing.

swissy56 Wed 12-Oct-16 23:20:21

I am the same atm. I think it's the change in weather, my body just wants me to put some fat on for the winter. I keep saying I'll stop eating chap tomorrow. I am no help sorry.

PickAChew Wed 12-Oct-16 23:23:37

Which is why tracking, if you're ready, which I suspect you are, is a good thing. Overrides that bit of your brain that's in denial. Even if you only get as far as staying in maintenance, then that's good for you, right now. If you find you can't do anything to change it, right now, then at least you know where to look when you actually are ready.

PickAChew Wed 12-Oct-16 23:25:31

The god thing about sugary shite, btw, is, if you decide you hate it, somehow, then it can be gone quite quickly because a bit prompts a craving for more. It's a bit of a snowball thing.

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