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07-07-2011, 09:13 PM
Does anyone have experience with this?
I keep trying to go raw and then binge on horrible, horrible junk food.
I'll bring tons of good, delicious, healthy fruit to work and I end up not eating it and just buying crap from the vending machine. I have a real problem here. And no self control.
07-07-2011, 09:55 PM
When you go for the junk....eat something raw instead. I know that doesn't sound like real advice, but it is. Keep raw almonds in your pocket or a banana close by. You just need to replace these bad items with something else. You will get control of this. Repeat after me. "I will get control of this!"
07-07-2011, 10:09 PM
Yea, and it's a little out there for some people, but I'm loving it! The Healing Code. It's working well, better than all the other things I had been doing (and those WERE helping nicely) that I posted about on here...I don't remember what thread, but it wasn't too long ago. Someone else was asking the same sort of thing and we had a discussion about self-hypnosis, EFT, mindfulness (such as asking in that moment what you want the food to do for you, because you're binging because you think, on some subconscious level, that the food will fix something, say a fear that you didn't have enough food, a longing in your heart that is pacified by food, etc, etc)
Oh! And get a copy of Raw Emotions by Angela Stokes Monarch!!! HUGELY helpful book like you cannot even imagine.
07-07-2011, 11:11 PM
A couple things helped me. The first was, I cut out things gradually instead of doing everything all at once, it was just less overwhelming that way. So, first I cut out everything that had artificial sweeteners--sugar and corn syrup especially. Then when I got a handle on that, I cut out out gluten, and so on down the line.
I also played around with the images in my mind, telling myself that vending machine food for example wasn't actually food. It might look pretty and inviting, but a toy yo-yo also looks pretty and inviting, and you wouldn't want to eat a toy yo-yo, would you? I had to do this image-play in my mind especially with cheese. It may look yummy and I remember gaining pleasure from this, I told myself, but I also use to gain pleasure out of sucking my thumb--and wouldn't it be rather strange if I started sucking my thumb again at my age? That really helped. I also equated eating bread with eating sponges.
07-08-2011, 08:38 PM
Thank you, that was some good advice :)
07-11-2011, 11:31 PM
Keep raw almonds in your pocket or a banana close by.
A bag of almonds will beat any junk food, hands down. Almonds are the food of the gods. Not that I believe in gods. But if I did, almonds would be their food.
07-12-2011, 06:02 AM
Leave your vending machine money at home.
The resulting inconvenience will slow or stop you enough so that you have a chance to get a grip on yourself.
07-17-2011, 09:59 PM
EZ Rider -
I'd just thought of that today!
I was hanging out with my mom and started telling her about my addiction and how I hated myself now. I told her I was gonna start leaving all my change at home and that if I had to resort to cheap tricks like that to keep it in check, then Hell, I was gonna do it.
I went grocery shopping today and bought 100$ of strictly produce (except for some soy ice cream, ha, rice milk, and a couple clif bars) and I'm hoping to go back to raw now. 3rd time's a charm, right? I work out every day now too and I really want to have a full body transformation. I've done it before. I looked so good after going on raw 2 yrs ago, I had lost 60lbs. I'd even posted my before/after on here. See why I'm so depressed? But I'm gonna try again.
07-30-2011, 02:12 AM
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07-30-2011, 09:06 AM
I agree with BeingK8.... EFT has helped MANY people plus, I call it "conscious procrastination"... when you crave something, consciously procrastinate on it and eat something raw.... preferably raw and filling. Agree with yourself that if you still want it and are TRULY hungry, then you can have it. Usually, you'll realize... if you even think about it again, that, you're not hungry. It's the mind that wants it; not the body.
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