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12-10-2006, 10:44 PM
breaking up with the emotional relationship with food? i have fallen deep into the sad abyss over the past few months. i've had to deal with a lot of family stuff...two deaths in the family, etc. so at the time, i just was not mentally stable enough to deal with going raw AND dealing with all the drama. i simply counted calories and have actually lost weight through all the trauma. in the process, i have become horribly addicted to sugar subs like splenda. i want to start cleaning up my diet now and getting rid of all the processed crap, but i am scared that if i start taking things out of my diet, i will feel deprived and then start binging on them. i have a history of binging. so taking out entire food groups isn't a great thing for me most of the time. on the other hand, i know that i need to cause the food i am eating is not great for me. splenda is pretty much the devil. i guess i will admit that i've fallen into a place of comfort cause i've found things that are still yummy but fit into my calorie plan. i still want to keep losing weight. but...i have also noticed that i am waking up with headaches...which i think is due to too much splenda. hmmmm...i guess the answer is to just do it, right????? i know what is good for me, so i should just do it. my other fear is that i will do it for awhile and then get tired of it and start to eat everything i had been denying myself and gain weight. sigh. advice? anyone know where i am coming from?
12-10-2006, 11:15 PM
I do know where you are coming from. Splenda is the Devil! Definitely a serious cause for headaches and migraines.Good info about splenda and it's horrors is: www.truthaboutsplenda.com.
As for binge eating... Just eat raw! I was a total binge eater again until about 10 days ago, until I got rid of the cooked stuff. The minute I let cooked back in to my life, I start binging... a little at first and then a lot later. It seems that all of the processed food, salt and cooked foods do something in my body, and causes me to never feel satiated.
I also found out that if I was ever hungry and not satisfied on raw, I would just need to increase my intake of greens, or a bit of fats (avos) and the problem would be solved.
The best part about being raw??? No calorie counting!
Prayers go out to you. You CAN do it!
12-11-2006, 09:43 AM
While it is not raw, stevia is much healthier, natural alternative to splenda. You can find it in any health food store.
You will have to start working on your emotional attachment to food. It is a process. Start by trying to identify when and why you are triggered to binge, surround yourself with healthier food choice that you really enjoy and fill your life up with as many positive experiences and activities as possible to substitute real life fun for the artificial comfort of food.
All the best,
12-11-2006, 05:24 PM
-Experiment. Brainstorm. Write down 3 things that you might think are healthier alternatives to the 'bad' things that you are eating now. Try to limit the bad things....while incorporating more of the 'healthier' substitutes. It won't be the same thing....just commit fully to the change...and it will come.
-Just my opinions. Support and love to you.
-David Z. Mason
12-11-2006, 08:35 PM
I had issues with this too. While I did work on why I was eating...what feelings I was trying to cover up and how to work through them another way, etc. I must agree....I do not binge on raw, nor do I have the desire to. I just eat normally and I don't obsess about it. I also agree that I cannot control myself with a lot of cooked junk foods and breads. There is no single serving of that stuff for me. I eat the whole loaf, etc. So just give it a go and don't try to limit your intake or count calories. Just stay raw and healthy and hopefully that should help. Eat if you feel the need to and also try to take care of yourself in other ways...like resting or taking naps, etc. Good luck!
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