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How do i stop binging?

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Created April 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM

i usually do HIIT twice a day plus abs tuesday through sunday, then when monday comes around i get these really random craving for oatmeal, peanut butter, crackers, etc, and i go all out. i eat usually eat between 1500-2000 calories a day excluding monday, i weigh roughly 195, im 18, and im a male, please explain how i can end this vicious cycle of binge eating everyday afterschool on monday

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on May 01, 2012
at 07:00 AM

you need the carbs if you're working out that much.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:50 AM

Why are you trying to get to 7% bodyfat? The "perfect body" is not going to make you any happier despite what you might think.

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on May 01, 2012
at 04:00 AM

starchy tubers like sweet potato, taro,plantains,yucca..o and white rice(not a tuber though)..two cups of them n im good to go..very lowcarb paleo made me crave fruits n sweet stuff..i find i dont have these urges now that i eat this way..u should give it a try http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?page_id=8

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:35 AM

Peanuts are a legume and are looked down upon in a strict Paleo setting BUT if after eating it you feel ok, it's your choice. One of the reasons Paleo is so unique/ versatile is because it's basically an elimination diet, you can put back those things that don't make you feel sick as you see fit, but you need to really be able to feel how your body responds. Truth.

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on May 01, 2012
at 02:08 AM

btw, is natural PB a good source of fats?

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 02:02 AM

i have gotten alot from my family, the problem is the morning after the binges i feel really bloated.

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Hehe, I'm serious! I just don't manage to binge on non-Paleo foods. The last time I did that (many months ago), it was with a bit of rice. Since my eczema returned the next day because of it, I stopped doing it. As for the rest of the foods, I spent 10+ years being very sick, illnesses that Paleo fixed. So when I binge on fruits/eggs, it simply means that I eat more than 50 gr of carbs daily (I go out of ketosis, that is). For me, that constitutes binging, because after being in ketosis for a while, even a single orange gets you to feel guilty!

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:28 AM

I'm not sure what you know of avocados but in case, you're unaware of the type of fat... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado They really fill you up because they have great fiber but are even more satiating because of the quality of the fat.

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:17 AM

No probe dude. Good luck!

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:14 AM

I don't mean this as insulting whatsoever, if anything it shows how disciplined you are, buttttt: that's not a binge - at all.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:10 AM

what about the fat content of the guacamole?

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:09 AM

thank you for the link it honestly really helped

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:56 AM

Since you're pretty active, maybe consider this link http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/fat-loss-for-athletes-part-1.html

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:53 AM

Hey Mike, If you can do oatmeal, which a lot of people can't, I'd say to have it for the intensity you're traning at, I'd also suggest you make a bucket of guacamole...grab the bucket, a spoon and in no time, you'll be FULL. In addition, the high potassium content helps balance our body's electrolytes, aids muscle activity, nerve function and energy metabolism. Worst case scenario, try HIT once a day and take a little longer to get to your 7%, you’re body will thank you for it and you’ll be at ease in maintaining 7% instead of being miserable at maintaining it. Truth.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:51 AM

what are safe starches?

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:47 AM

i would eat oatmeal, but i dont know if that is healthy in the afternoon with all the carbs and all

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:46 AM

yeah i do INSANITY workout for my HIIT

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:42 AM

im also training for the military doing PT, and vigourous swimming for long periods of time, how many calories should i eat everyday?

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Lol your binge resembles my breakfast Eugenia.

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:29 AM

I couldn't imagine in a million years bingeing on eggs and fruit. What does that even look like? A dozen egg omlette and a bag of apples?

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:28 AM

sorry i just thought this was funny. words "binge" and "a teaspoon of" doesn't fit in my...umm...filosofy. i actually same type of cravings every now and then, and i'm almost uncabable of controlling my cheats - say to one serving or cheat meal - and usually go all out. it kinda bums me out for a few days, but now that i'm not that concerned about my weight or being super lean, i often say myself "so what". as long as i can keep my weight controlled on the long run, i feel like cheats - even big ones - dont mess up my life that much.

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:23 AM

im still trying to get to 7% body fat, thats why i have created such calorie defeceit.

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:21 AM

That's understandable. It sounds like you're fairly young then, and in that case it may be a combination of growth spurts, hormones, and activity level driving your appetite. I wouldn't worry too much about it, unless you're gaining lots of fat.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:11 AM

my mom does the shopping, and keep telling not to buy stuff thats labeled high froctose corn syrup, and hydrogenated vegetable oil, but most stuff is in our household is complex carbs, fruits, vegetables, and lean meat like turkey and chicken breast

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:07 AM

through out the week i eat around 20-30 g of fat and roughly 200-250 grams of carbs

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:03 AM

it starts with cravings for oatmeal and peanut butter, i consumed a bowl of oatmeal and a couple of servings of natural PB, when i come home from school im starving

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:03 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/115756/in-the-middle-of-a-binge-how-to-stop/115765#115765

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on April 30, 2012
at 11:42 PM

It sounds like you're burning a ton of calories and need to eat more food. Are you hungry or just binging for no reason?

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65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

on April 30, 2012
at 11:59 PM

"please explain how i can end this vicious cycle of binge eating everyday"

Stop buying that junk food, and the problem is resolved. Also, I would say it isn't binge eating if your body actually remains at energy balance. HIIT twice a day is significant.

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:21 AM

That's understandable. It sounds like you're fairly young then, and in that case it may be a combination of growth spurts, hormones, and activity level driving your appetite. I wouldn't worry too much about it, unless you're gaining lots of fat.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:11 AM

my mom does the shopping, and keep telling not to buy stuff thats labeled high froctose corn syrup, and hydrogenated vegetable oil, but most stuff is in our household is complex carbs, fruits, vegetables, and lean meat like turkey and chicken breast

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:19 AM

Stop doing HIIT twice a day!! That's way too stressful on the body, and is causing you to be crazy hungry... and as an 18 yo male, 1500-2000 calories isn't nearly enough. Cut the HIIT back to 2-3 times a week tops, and try to get at least 2000-2500 calories/day.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:50 AM

Why are you trying to get to 7% bodyfat? The "perfect body" is not going to make you any happier despite what you might think.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:23 AM

im still trying to get to 7% body fat, thats why i have created such calorie defeceit.

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F524eaa9d58e5cd2d2368ff7bfffda9c

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:45 AM

You are not eating enough.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 02:02 AM

i have gotten alot from my family, the problem is the morning after the binges i feel really bloated.

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C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on May 01, 2012
at 12:36 AM

Mike at 18 you are in your anabolic prime. You're bingging because of that & the HIIT. Honestly I'd scrap the 7% bf goal if I was in your position. Regardless of your goals, you should eat up enough to support your BMR and what you are burning doing HIIT.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:09 AM

thank you for the link it honestly really helped

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:42 AM

im also training for the military doing PT, and vigourous swimming for long periods of time, how many calories should i eat everyday?

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on May 01, 2012
at 01:17 AM

No probe dude. Good luck!

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on May 01, 2012
at 12:56 AM

Since you're pretty active, maybe consider this link http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/fat-loss-for-athletes-part-1.html

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:27 AM

I find im craving binges much less now that ive added safe starches..I binge when im down so the fact that these tubers lift my mood is another plus..paul jaminet's diets the shiznit..atleast for me it is

Medium avatar

(243)

on May 01, 2012
at 04:00 AM

starchy tubers like sweet potato, taro,plantains,yucca..o and white rice(not a tuber though)..two cups of them n im good to go..very lowcarb paleo made me crave fruits n sweet stuff..i find i dont have these urges now that i eat this way..u should give it a try http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?page_id=8

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:51 AM

what are safe starches?

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:17 AM

When I binge, I binge on eggs, fruits, maybe a teaspoon of raw honey, and a 1/4 of very dark cocoa chocolate. But I definitely don't binge on non-Paleo foods. Especially gluten, I won't eat anything containing it, no matter how crazy my hormones are going asking me to eat uncontrollably.

592fdaa77ec6342b736f1d25962aab7f

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:14 AM

I don't mean this as insulting whatsoever, if anything it shows how disciplined you are, buttttt: that's not a binge - at all.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25

on May 01, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Lol your binge resembles my breakfast Eugenia.

Medium avatar

(19469)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:29 AM

I couldn't imagine in a million years bingeing on eggs and fruit. What does that even look like? A dozen egg omlette and a bag of apples?

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Hehe, I'm serious! I just don't manage to binge on non-Paleo foods. The last time I did that (many months ago), it was with a bit of rice. Since my eczema returned the next day because of it, I stopped doing it. As for the rest of the foods, I spent 10+ years being very sick, illnesses that Paleo fixed. So when I binge on fruits/eggs, it simply means that I eat more than 50 gr of carbs daily (I go out of ketosis, that is). For me, that constitutes binging, because after being in ketosis for a while, even a single orange gets you to feel guilty!

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:28 AM

sorry i just thought this was funny. words "binge" and "a teaspoon of" doesn't fit in my...umm...filosofy. i actually same type of cravings every now and then, and i'm almost uncabable of controlling my cheats - say to one serving or cheat meal - and usually go all out. it kinda bums me out for a few days, but now that i'm not that concerned about my weight or being super lean, i often say myself "so what". as long as i can keep my weight controlled on the long run, i feel like cheats - even big ones - dont mess up my life that much.

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on May 01, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Have you tried a binge substitute food? For me it helps a lot to keep something incredibly low-calorie around in the house and direct my binges towards that. Since I'm eating from emotion and not from true hunger, it doesn't seem to matter what I stuff in my mouth as long as I can keep shoveling it in there. I can eat several heads of lettuce or broccoli with mustard and balsamic vinegar - a little weird but no damage at all compared to the same amount of cupcakes or ice cream. And then in an hour or so the urge to binge passes with no serious harm done. A pack of gum can also be an emergency binge substitute; so can Crystal Lite and similar stuff (not Paleo I know, but so helpful).

Maybe it would also help to come up with some (Paleo) food you really love and make it your "Monday treat" so you have something healthy to look forward to. Or alternately, find an activity for Mondays that gets you OUT of the house and AWAY from the binge food, and distract yourself with that.

I also second the advice to get plenty of carbs in your diet on a regular basis. If you're actually hungry, make sure to eat something healthy - 2X HIIT a day is a LOT and you probably need the calories.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:46 AM

yeah i do INSANITY workout for my HIIT

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 12:47 AM

i would eat oatmeal, but i dont know if that is healthy in the afternoon with all the carbs and all

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on May 01, 2012
at 07:00 AM

you need the carbs if you're working out that much.

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