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Can anyone else just not stop eating following Christmas and New Year?

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cato75 Fri 04-Jan-19 22:39:55

So annoyed with myself. Despite requesting no chocolates or sweets for Christmas, all I've done is eat chocolates and sweets and drink wine. I've worked so hard to shed 2 stone last year and I can already see my chins growing back. I can't seem to get back into the zone and it's making me really anxious, I'm worried I'll put it all back on again. Is anybody else struggling with this? If not, how are you getting back into it?

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OohOohMrPeevly Sat 05-Jan-19 08:59:09

Throw all the crap away and go shopping for some decent food. Buy a nutribullet and make healthy smoothies. Buy some new trainers and go for a walk or run. Commit to a better lifestyle and let your body know that you mean business - once you've gone to the expense and trouble of doing all that you won't want to waste your investment.

duriandurian Sat 05-Jan-19 09:01:51

I read, in Waitrose magazine, that fasting rebalances your gut bacteria (so stopping overgrowth of the ones that prompt craving junk). Fasted for 22 hours- wanted evening meal at 6pm but was still eating Xmas cake at 8pm the night before hmm -. Feel a tonne better and am craving snacks/ sweet stuff a lot less.

duriandurian Sat 05-Jan-19 09:03:21

And am maxxing on vegetables at every meal to help gut flora too and rebalance self. Possibly psychosomatic but I feel nice on it.

cato75 Sat 05-Jan-19 10:34:15

Thanks for the replies. I think I'll open some windows, put some music on and throw out all junk. My plan is to walk a bit further each day once the schools are back. I'd love to try fasting to reset my stomach as I can't remember feeling hungry lately. I've got some fruit tea that I can have throughout - instead of a baileys coffee smile

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duriandurian Sat 05-Jan-19 20:56:32

I am getting through gallons of peppermint tea. Which is better than mulled wine but somehow not as warming wink

yogima Sun 06-Jan-19 21:00:49

I could have written your original post. I just cant stop eating (a) too much (b) badly. I'm driving myself nuts.
I lost over 2 and a half stone last year and I have put back on a stone since mid November.
I did try a few walks and runs over Christmas but as it gets closer to getting back to the routine of work this week I seem to be binging as much as I can.
I've made soup for tomorrow's lunch and was going to have a juice for breakfast but I think I like the idea of a 22 hour fast to reset.

cato75 Sun 06-Jan-19 21:29:29

Hopefully once we're back in our work and school run routines we can get back into it. I know from previous experience that if I can crack the first few days it gets easier and the cravings ease. We've worked so hard to lose weight. I used the nutracheck app to count calories and it was great.

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mustdrinkwaternotwine Sun 06-Jan-19 21:59:28

I'm always like this and have to ease myself into dry Jan and healthy eating. Having eaten and drink alcohol seemingly at 30 min intervals, it is always a shock to the system to cut right back to usual levels. My aim for tomorrow is not to have a snack between breakfast & lunch and to get through the afternoon without a coffee. I've chopped up some veg to take with me so I can have something to eat in the afternoon if I want.

MountPheasant Mon 07-Jan-19 00:10:06

Omg yes!!! Feel like I’m going insane! Every morning is ‘the day I eat healthy again’ and then I stuff crap down my throat! I’m not even enjoying it at this stage!

Doesn’t help that my birthday is on Saturday. I keep thinking ‘I’ll start after my birthday!’ Ridiculous.

I’m going to do my very best to stay on target Monday- Friday. I like the fasting idea.

yogima Mon 07-Jan-19 00:12:23

I was inspired by being on here and had a green tea this evening instead of more cheese and wine. Thanks

Grumpasaurus Mon 07-Jan-19 00:16:46

Yes!!! I said I would start WW tomorrow and think a fast would be good as a kickstart. I am also doing Dry January! What are the rules for the fast, is it basically no food and only water to drink?

yogima Mon 07-Jan-19 00:41:18

Well I finished my dinner tonight about 7pm so my plan is to have water and herbal/green tea til 5 then have some soup. I tend to try to avoid fasting too much as it triggers my starve/binge mode but i think a reset tomorrow will be fine.
Im going to check in on this thread tomorrow to keep me acountable. smile

CornflakeGin Mon 07-Jan-19 08:39:42

Oh my I could also have written this post too. Last night I'm ashamed (but thoroughly enjoyed) the last of the tub of Heros but in all seriousness I'm getting too big for my work clothes and I've just popped a pair of jeans the other day. I'm giving this day fasting a go today..

yogima Mon 07-Jan-19 10:37:26

Morning. How are we all doing this morning? I've done my yoga practice (I'm a yoga teacher- it's part of the day job grin) and a big glass of water and a green tea.
I feel ready to go for it today. Less sloth like.

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yogima Mon 07-Jan-19 10:41:33

Im also trying to think back to what i did last year to lose and to think back to how healthy i felt.
After today's fast I'll get back on My Fitness Pal. That's what helped me last year. I also gave up alcohol for a year and a half.
What worked for everyone else?

cato75 Mon 07-Jan-19 14:40:11

Definitely tracking calories worked for me. Took a few days to get into but it gave me a real sense of control with quick results. Finding things to occupy my time in the evening such as reading or audio books and podcasts. If I wanted to snack during the evenings I'd have a small bag of popcorn and a cup of tea. I loved the feeling of going to bed knowing I'd had a healthy day. Christmas completely threw me off track.

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Junkmail Mon 07-Jan-19 16:54:42

Whenever I have gone OTT with eating (Christmas, birthdays, New Year, whatever) I always fast the following day for a “reset” and then throw away all the leftover junk. Works great for me and gets me back on track very quickly.

CornflakeGin Mon 07-Jan-19 18:41:43

Today's planned fasting didn't work as I've been a busy bee out with my eldest being tourists for the day.. fuel was required. Ditched the chocolate and even didn't eat my lo leftover cake. Soup and bread for tea. So far... So well!...

yogima Mon 07-Jan-19 23:52:02

Well done at ditching the chocolate and cake CornflakeGin.
I managed to fast til 5pm then had a huge bowl of vegetable soup followed by some blueberries and cherries. I even managed to resist the cheese that my son brought out at supper time. Had some plain oatcakes and water which was surprisingly nice. I do think the period of fasting helped me stop craving all the things I've been eating.
And it was nice today to feel what hunger was again. I felt lighter today, less sluggish and managed to get on with loads of stuff that needed doing.
Anyone up for keeping a support thread going?

CornflakeGin Tue 08-Jan-19 06:20:39

Well done yogima.. I love oatcakes... My fav is the ginger flavour. I've had them in the past as an alternative to ginger biscuits.

Definitely up for a support thread as I really do need to sort myself out.

yogima Tue 08-Jan-19 20:55:02

Mmm ginger oatcakes. Im Scottish so plaon rough oatcakes are part of our staple diet. They are quite calorie heavy though and thats before they are laden wirh cheese
😂😂
How did today go?
I did well on the food side of things but felt like i was struggling earlier in the evening so i went for a long soak in the bath with my new oils i bought myself.
It definitely gave me that comfort treat i was after with food.
I had a juice today for lunch and soup followed by some veggies for dinner. I still have some calories left on MFP. I definitely do better with missing breakfast and keeping some calories for evening.
Haven't moved today as much as i would have liked but back to teaching classes tomorrow so that will change.

yogima Tue 08-Jan-19 20:55:54

Excuse typos. 😁

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