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How to stop myself from thinking about food all day long?!

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Sammy1888 Sun 20-Dec-15 11:53:08

Before I got pregnant, a couple of years ago I lost 2 stone within a couple of months and got down to my goal weight of 9 stone. Mainly by being your typical teenager(ish) and partying all the time and being too busy to gorge all the time. It really just fell off me without much effort at all 

Then I got pregnant, had a few relationship issues and found myself very lonely. With the excuse of 'eating for two' and 'getting fat anyway', I just slipped into old habits that I never got back under control. My daughters 8 months now, I'm nearly 13 stone and much heavier than I was after I had her so can't blame it on the baby weight!

I know that I will lose weight quickly if I only had the willpower to not eat all day long! I have 3 big meals throughout the day whilst my LO eats her food, the occasional treat and then a ridiculous amount of yummy food with DP every single night! He's strange and doesn't eat much during the day at all so he can get away with this binging sessions more than me.. Git know it's just mind over matter, but after Christmas I really need to do something about it as I have very low self esteem at the moment, so does anyone have any tips that might help me stop thinking about food from the moment I wake up till the moment I go to sleep? 

Posted this in the wrong place and got a few ideas but wanted to see if there was any more help available over here in the weight loss section smile

Also any exercise tips for someone who gets out of breath just walking up the stairs?

Letmegetanamechange Sun 20-Dec-15 18:07:39

Have you tried low carving? I've found that's the only way of eating that I don't have to think about food. I rarely get hungry, sometimes I even forget to eat at standard meal times, and I've found I eat a lot less because my blood sugar is stable from cutting carbs and sugar and the food I do eat is so filling.

It may not be for you (it is quite a huge lifestyle change if you're a carb loving sugar addict like I was) but I've never counted points or calories and I'm slowly losing weight smile

I have also lost weight calorie counting on MFP. It was eye opening to see what a recommended portion looked like and I didn't think some of the foods I was eating were that high in calories so a good lesson learnt, but very time consuming to begin with and I constantly thought about food/what I could eat to stay within my allowance etc etc

Letmegetanamechange Sun 20-Dec-15 18:08:23

*low carbing blush definite iPhone user here!

Sammy1888 Sun 20-Dec-15 19:41:33

Low carbing could work! I'm terrible at counting calories, weighing portions etc. Are you allowed cheese?

Drogon Sun 20-Dec-15 20:14:14

Yes cheese and cream are very good to have (full fat though) as when you cut out carbs your body switches to fat burning mode so you need lots of fat to keep you full and provide energy 😊

There's a low carb bootcamp section on the board here which has been a godsend to me! I didn't sign up but followed the "rules" and so far I've lost 33lbs (still a long way for me to go though!)

There's a thread that lists what food you can and can't eat. In a way it's easier because you know that there are certain foods you definitely can't have, but difficult if, like me, some of those foods are your favourite things to eat sad that was always the plus of calorie counting for me, I could have everything as long as I was in the calorie limit per day.

If you're more a savoury person I think low carbing is really good as you can still have lots of cheese, salami, pate etc smile

Letmegetanamechange Sun 20-Dec-15 20:14:52

Sorry, Drogon is me pre-name change blush

Ta1kinPeece Tue 22-Dec-15 13:12:35

THinking about food all day is perfectly normal and was essential for our ancestors.
But focus your thoughts towards planning distinct meals
and do not turn thoughts into actions

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