craving is only a feeling.: My food plan.

21kgless:

Day 1 and 8 and 15

Breakfast: 1 cup of green tea Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs, 1 tomato Dinner: Nothing

DAY 2 and 9

Breakfast: 1 cup of green tea Lunch: apple Dinner: grapefruit

Day 3…

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I wish I didn’t miss the time when I was at my sickest. But I do. Every fucking day.
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39064) I feel dizzy just walking up the stairs in my school now, I find every excuse to skip lunch and turn people’s minds away from me eating. I hate eating.
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39098) It just feels unfair. Like I’m a failure even at this. I’ve been restricting and binging and losing and gaining since xth grade and I’m still not beautiful.
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healthylivingforyou:

slender-wishes:

Usually, the foods you crave are not a necessity, and don’t serve a life-sustaining need. Cravings, unlike hunger signals, change over time, even over a time period as short as 10 minutes. They are usually triggered by emotions (stress, boredom, sadness, etc.), an attachment or fondness for a certain food, or just being around the food. Unlike hunger, where any food will satisfy you, only one specific food will satisfy a craving. 
How to tell if you are truly hungry:

The desire to eat doesn’t go away, even if you wait. 


The desire for food intensifies while you wait. 


Even the thought of eating something not that pleasant (e.g., lima beans) still makes you want to eat.

How to tell if you are just having a craving:

You don’t feel any hunger “pains” or experience any physical hunger symptoms.


The thought of eating goes away when you are distracted by other things. 


You feel “emotional” about eating a certain type of food (e.g., happy, comforted, guilty, etc.)
.


You desire something very specific and not healthy, so not a particular nutrient but more a texture or consistence (e.g., sweet, crunchy, etc.).

Ways to control a craving:
Go nuts. Drink two glasses of water and eat an ounce of nuts (ex: 6 walnuts, 12 almonds or 20 peanuts). Within 20 minutes, this can extinguish your craving and reduce your appetite.
Let it go. Since stress is a huge trigger for cravings, learning to deal with it could potentially save you hundreds of calories a day. If only ice cream will satisfy you, it’s a craving, not hunger. Recognize that and divert your mind: Call someone, listen to music, run an errand, meditate or even go out and exercise! Do whatever will help you relax.
Treat yourself…within limits. Once in a while, it’s OK to go ahead and have what you’re craving. The more you tell yourself that you can never have that specific food, the more likely you are to not only eat it, but also overeat. The trick to this is to buy only one pack at a time so you won’t be tempted to reach for more.

I agree with 99% of this, however… Cravings for a certain food can indicate a deficiency/need for a certain nutrient. Check out this chart. It tells you what your cravings mean and what healthy foods you can eat instead.

healthylivingforyou:

slender-wishes:

Usually, the foods you crave are not a necessity, and don’t serve a life-sustaining need. Cravings, unlike hunger signals, change over time, even over a time period as short as 10 minutes. They are usually triggered by emotions (stress, boredom, sadness, etc.), an attachment or fondness for a certain food, or just being around the food. Unlike hunger, where any food will satisfy you, only one specific food will satisfy a craving. 

How to tell if you are truly hungry:

  • The desire to eat doesn’t go away, even if you wait. 

  • The desire for food intensifies while you wait.

  • Even the thought of eating something not that pleasant (e.g., lima beans) still makes you want to eat.

How to tell if you are just having a craving:

  • You don’t feel any hunger “pains” or experience any physical hunger symptoms.

  • The thought of eating goes away when you are distracted by other things.

  • You feel “emotional” about eating a certain type of food (e.g., happy, comforted, guilty, etc.)
.

  • You desire something very specific and not healthy, so not a particular nutrient but more a texture or consistence (e.g., sweet, crunchy, etc.).

Ways to control a craving:

  • Go nuts. Drink two glasses of water and eat an ounce of nuts (ex: 6 walnuts, 12 almonds or 20 peanuts). Within 20 minutes, this can extinguish your craving and reduce your appetite.
  • Let it go. Since stress is a huge trigger for cravings, learning to deal with it could potentially save you hundreds of calories a day. If only ice cream will satisfy you, it’s a craving, not hunger. Recognize that and divert your mind: Call someone, listen to music, run an errand, meditate or even go out and exercise! Do whatever will help you relax.
  • Treat yourself…within limits. Once in a while, it’s OK to go ahead and have what you’re craving. The more you tell yourself that you can never have that specific food, the more likely you are to not only eat it, but also overeat. The trick to this is to buy only one pack at a time so you won’t be tempted to reach for more.

I agree with 99% of this, however… Cravings for a certain food can indicate a deficiency/need for a certain nutrient. Check out this chart. It tells you what your cravings mean and what healthy foods you can eat instead.

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Remember how it first felt when you started losing weight? When the number on the scale got smaller and smaller, when your clothes got bigger and bigger, when your confidence level went higher and higher. Don’t let that feeling get taken away from you. Remember how good that felt? Get that back. Don’t lose yourself to discouragement and laziness. Come on, girl. You can do this.
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