March 23rd, 2007, 05:42 AM
Ugh, How do you stop eating if you never feel full?
March 23rd, 2007, 05:47 AM
slow down when you eat - i've read that the brain takes a certain amount of tim to register that it's full.. so slowing down will help that...
One thing I'm trying to do - and i could seriously be a medal holder if speed eating were an olympic event - is putting my fork down between bites and taking a sip of water... it helps a lot.
Using smaller plates is anothr mind game i'm playing with myself thatmakes a difference.
stop using the term fat lard to describe yourself - negativity only leads to more negativity - find the postitives about what you're doing.
there's a book that i'm sure the experts will laugh at -but while the "diet Plan" was pure idiocy - the ideas they suggest or lifestyle changes they suggest - are common sense -the book was french women don't get fat -and somewhere on this forum i have a thread that talks about the lifestyle changes and l ot of it had to do with treating ameal like it's a special event - no distractions - and savoring the food
March 23rd, 2007, 05:49 AM
March 23rd, 2007, 07:29 AM
A couple things.....
Sorry to hear you are having difficulties. I picked up on 2 things that I noticed in your post.
First and foremost, you are a bored eater. Join the club. There are millions of us out there that eat to fill an emotional void regardless of our bellies. That is likely going to be your hardest challenge. Some people eat when they are depressed, some when bored, others because they are lonely. This is very common and difficult to fight. What I did, like so many others here, is start a journal. Write down, either privately or here on the group, exactly what you are feeling when you are bored and you catch yourself overeating. For me it took making a blog and starting posting a diary here. It gave me two things. 1- something to do so I wasnt so bored that was not only interesting, but extremely helpful. I could literally read this site for days... 2- it gave me accountability. I didnt want a record of my mistakes, and especially not a public one, so I became more accountable to myself over my decisions. You are not alone and you will see you have friends here who can help. Another thing that has helped me tremendously is using that bored time to do something creative or positive, like exercise. If I have time enough to sit around and eat when I am not hungry, I have time to do 20 minutes of yoga, or 50 pushups or a walk around the block 5 times. The key is to keep your mind active so your stomach and lips dont go wandering.
Another thing I noticed is you said you stopped taking diet pills recently. That could be a huge part of the hunger, if it is not a normal occurence. Your body may have been accustomed to having that little appetite suppresant keeping your hunger at bay, and now that its gone, you body is struggling until it gets used to not having the outside assistance. That works the same for anything of that nature. I have no idea what kind of diet pill you were taking, but many are literally cafeine and/or amphetamines and yes, they are addictive. I have known too many people who have taken them too long and suffered terrible hardship when quitting. Now even if it was simply a natural supplement of some sort, your body could just be adjusting to not having that little helper around. To be honest, you are likely best off without them.
But you have made the right first step by coming here and looking for help. WLF is probably the most dynamic and exciting weapon i have in my weight loss arsenal. If you want my heartfelt advice, use it often and frequently and you will find the help you need.
Last edited by sirant; March 23rd, 2007 at 07:34 AM.
March 23rd, 2007, 11:16 AM
Sirant gave some great advice. It also appears to me that you're a "bored eater." It is something you'll need to work through but theres no reason analyzing the reasons why food helps your boredom, it's simply a stimulus like anything else. If you're lonely make friends at the gym or the park as you're working out, get involved with maybe a company sport team on the weekend, etc.
You can't eat if you're taking a walk around your block, or if you already have exercise time set up each day you can maybe skip that and go for hobbies that use your hands or keep you active. Try learning or practicing piano, guitar, learn to paint, etc. I think if you try to watch tv or read a book you'll probably get sucked into snacking along with that.
Personally I found hot tea, hot coffee, or cold water helped curb my hunger during the beginning of my diet because it created an internal feeling. I felt the heat or cold rather than hunger. Watch the caffeine intake if you try this though.
Also like the others mentioned, if you don't already, eat slower. You're eating less food so try and enjoy each bite a little more. Once you get your portions under control and begin eating healthier, the shame that comes with feeling heavy and eating goes away because you know what you're ingesting is good for your body.
March 23rd, 2007, 12:00 PM
Ahhhh yes!! Good Point KissMyHuman!!
I forogt about tea!!!
I had a VERY hard time controlling eating myself in the past. I was a hardcore night time eater for years. Where as some here can eat at night with no problem, it caused so much grief for me. I won't go into details about it, but I was almost in tears trying to keep myself from stuffing my face late at night. Then I started drinking hot tea when I would get those feelings! And it worked! Slowly sipping on a nice cup of hot tea did the trick for me. Kept my hands and mouth busy and it wasn't something I could "wolf down"
Great suggestion KissMyHuman!
March 25th, 2007, 02:17 AM
Alright well Im doing better
I think the key is just staying busy.
April 2nd, 2007, 11:30 AM
This may seem silly, but I have recently been learning to eat with chopsticks. You'd be surprised how much slower you eat when you're concentrating on getting something to balance or fit neatly in them. It's not terribly hard to get food with them, it's just hard to get large bites - so you end up eating a lot slower.
I've actually have a fun time doing this. However other people may think it's odd, depending on what you're eating.
April 2nd, 2007, 08:32 PM
fiber and potassium both have filling qualities about them..
stay away from fried foods and dairy.. they leave you wanting more.
protein always hit the spot.. grill some tilapia with some asparagus and multigrain rice ... fiber.. protein.. and veggies.. very good meal
p.s. dont eat to much rice.. (full of carbs)
April 7th, 2007, 12:15 AM
"because Im alone all week"
Is there some way you could get company during the week? If you're busy talking with friends, actually even if it's only online, it might help to take your mind off food a little.
If you never feel full it's possible that it's an emotional emptiness that you're trying to deal with and that takes a lot of filling.
The other advice was good to, about slowing down, putting your fork down in between mouthfuls. I love the idea of using chopsticks!
April 8th, 2007, 10:21 AM
Hi, Im 24 years old woman.
Im in my last year bachelor studies. I weight almost 372 pounds (170 kg).
I need to lose more than 240 pounds (100 kg).
I'm desperate, cause i need to lose these weight and need to finish school.
I have a lot of cravings when im studying, but these last month i cant neither study or exercise. Cause i dont have enough time to exercise because of school, but i cannot stydy because im depressed about my weight.
Can someone give me a diet plan and some diet pills that will work with me?
April 8th, 2007, 10:25 PM
To keep myself from eating because im bored i tend to carry around alot of gum. You can get the sticks of gum that are <5 calories so chew as much as you want
At least thats how I handle it.
May 31st, 2009, 02:38 PM
Originally Posted by AmyWamy
First, what many of the posters here suggested - boredom eating - is a good guess, but I am disappointed by the fact that nobody suggested a possible medical condition. Having the inability to feel full all the time is not normal and can sometimes be more than "emotional."
I highly recommend you schedule an appointment with your doctor, preferably one that has experience with GI and hormone disorders. Explain to him/her that you have a constant feeling of not being full.
I have to ask, too: after you eat, how soon do you defecate? Do you have a feeling that the food "passes straight through?" Do you have watery stools? Loose?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, I think that points even moreso in the direction of seeing your doctor about your circumstance. Do not be afraid to "admit" your bowel habits. Any information you can give to your doctor will increase your chance to receive proper treatment, if indicated.
May 31st, 2009, 09:02 PM
I havent had this problem now. But before, I did once! I was eating a huge bowl of pop corn and couldnt stop! put it in the kitchen table and went to eat again! then I just, threw it. And no more eating! hahaha! I know its insane, but it was the only way to get rid of it.
June 2nd, 2009, 07:04 AM
Sometimes I feel that too. What I do is to eat healthy food instead.
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