Not going to lie, this is something I have struggled with.
I now plan out what I want, write it down, check it off when I'm done, and move on. If I think I might overeat, I share with others. This keeps me accountable, and doesn't allow me to fool myself.
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03-30-2012, 12:01 PM #34
I used to really struggle with diet, eating really healthy for 2-3weeks then binging terribly when I couldn't resist any more. Now what I do is once a week I have one cheat meal. This is almost always me eating out with friends. I eat clean the rest of the day and just have that one meal. Sometimes I'll plan what I want to have (like looking up the menu online and picking what I want to eat in advance).
There's also plenty of ways to control a cheat meal. Like drinking loads of diet soda or water with what you eat, eating slowly. I can be a bit self conscious about eating in front of people so eating the meal with friends makes it a lot easier and if you really want something but don't want to eat it all you can always share it around the group.
03-30-2012, 12:22 PM #35
If you can't currently limit the amount of a certain food you eat (like just a 1/2 cup of ice cream, or just 3 oreos), that's your problem. Instead of looking for ways around your problem, fix your problem.
If eating those foods sparks such intense craving for more that you're overcome by it, you can either a) confront the psychological problem and attempt to defeat it, or b) avoid those foods altogether. Choice "a" is obviously the tougher, yet healthier route.America's Team Always - Dallas Cowboys
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03-30-2012, 01:03 PM #37
Well this time last week I was consuming probably 4000+ calories, binging on anything I could find even rice and bread :L I wanted carbs and I was a monster on them!
However, with the help of others on community forums I found that I was NOT eating enough for my body so this week I counted calories and ate around maintenance (2500) sometimes at a surplus to help stimulate muscle growth and today I felt temptation kicking in as guests came around bringing lots of treats including my all time favorite cad-bury eggs ;_; . On the other hand, I wasn't a monster this time and I DID feel full after having 10 small chocolate eggs (150 calories) and a creamy egg (185 calories) so I think I can rule 'binging' out now if I eat enough during the week. I'm proud with myself :P I'll consider this a cheat day as I actually only went above maintenance by 200 calories so I guess it's not really that bad because technically I'm bulking anyway?? (Sort of, I'm trying out stuff with my body first to identify my maintenance calorie intake).
Hope you find a creative strategy to help you OP.
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Also, don't put delicious food up on a pedestal. Don't develop a ritual where the food is practically worshiped and the mechanism for worship is a cheat day. Allow a bit more leniency in your meals day-to-day.Currently using Gaspari MyoFusion Probiotic Series
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i'd work foods you like into your daily meals to satisfy cravings. beyond that have some cheat meals not days. I do believe in the mental breaks of throwing macros out the window and having a true cheat....where macros are totally ignored. But I would limit it to one or two meals...not a whole day. If I did that I'd eat 10,000 in a day.
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To be honest my only way around this, in personal experience, is to burn the calories you intend to eat. For example, if I know I'm going to add 2000 calories of ice-cream into my diet on Sunday night, which I will, I will go out walking for 4 hours with my ipod and nothing else. It helps to mitigate most of the damage. To me this is the only responsible way to handle it if, like me, you have a history of sugar addiction. I have to point out the cheat also tastes much better if you've put in some serious work to get it as well.
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