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Self Sabotage - please help me!

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ButWhyIsTheGinGone Wed 17-Aug-11 21:15:43

Hello all!
I posted on here a while ago about desperately wanting to lose 3-4 stone. Since then I have joined a gym and been every single week day (am on summer hols.) Only 30 mins/day but it's 30 mins of huffing and puffing I wouldn't otherwise do. I can feel I've lost SOME weight (also my best friend's dp dithered a while before telling me I looked like I'd lost some - bless!)

Thing is, I cannot seem to alter my appalling eating habits. I STILL will eat my way through a massive bag of doritos. Or cook a big meal intended for two meals...then eat both portions. And so on. I'm still snacking late at night on heavy bready stuff, and as a result am waking up feeling slugging and like a failure. WHY am I doing this? Why can't I eat a decent portion of a sensible meal and feel full? It's like I'm doing it to make sure I fail...

Anyone who can help, I would be most grateful for advice! xx

Spamspamspam Wed 17-Aug-11 22:00:29

Have you thought about trying pig to twig or other low carb diet. It really helps you stop craving all the bread products and overeating. First 4 days are hell but soon after that it is fantastic!

roguepixie Wed 17-Aug-11 22:19:04

It does sound as though you are addicted to carbs. Joanna Hall does a book about carb addiction although I think you could search on Amazon and a few would come up. Pig to Twig is a good low carb book, Tosca Reno's 'Eat Clean' diet series is good and reduces carbs down. There is another book 'Beyond Chocolate' which addresses the issues behind why we eat the way we do and why we eat what we do.

Unfortunately, there is no 'easy' way to get through this. You need to reduce/remove carbs and kind of go through the 'cold turkey' of withdrawal - headaches, cold feelings, etc are all things you get but you do feel tons better when you get through that bit.

Drink lots of water to help flush the toxins out of your system. Keep exercising and read a few books that address the carb addiction.

There is also another mnetter - Custardo - who has a blog about low-carbing - if she sees this perhaps she could link it???

foreverondiet Wed 17-Aug-11 22:35:31

I agree sounds like carb cravings - maybe buy "potatoes not prozac".

If you don't want to do low carb (ketosis) diet Pig to Twig diet consider the south beach diet - very strict 2 weeks to counter carb cravings and then it reintroduces healthy low GI carbs - eg fruit, barley, pulses dairy.

But either way roguepixie is right you need to do carb withdrawal.

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