For the first time in ages, I went today without a binge (knock on wood, there is still time before tomorrow). Unfortunately, I can binge on ANYTHING and could binge on 3/4 of whole chicken, bag of vegetables, all downed in a stick of butter and rice. After this kind of binge, I can sadly say that I may not feel "full"...
Today, I had about 1000 calories and I feel STUFFED. I am very full and had to force myself to eat a can of sardines because I didn't even want it. When I say I feel stuffed, I mean I have the feeling I get when I binge on a large pizza, full order of wings with ranch, chips, and some sweets (shame on me, I know).
But right now, I have absolutely no desire to binge. At all!
I don't think this is too much of a bad thing since I'm trying to lose about 8 pounds. I think I've been brainwashed to think that "1200 at least" is something I should strive for. I know someone is going to talk about metabolism slowing down, but eating just felt displeasurable because of how full I felt.
The only thing different about today is that I tried pastured half and half for the first time, ever. I had a lot...I say 200 calories worth of the creamer. I felt pretty full for a while, but still ate eggs and vegetables, seed mix, a banana, and then a can of sardines in spring water. Did I have too much fat? Should I cut down to avoid feeling sluggish?
Could today's binge-free success really be because of the creamer? Or is it just a coincidence and I had a little more self-control today? I've just never felt so full before so early on in the day. I feel like I could probably even cut down to 900 cals tomorrow because of today.
Does anyone else have days where you feel "too full" on paleo?
Nevermind, I'm binging right now. I want to cry so bad. I did fine all day. But then I had to babysit late and staying up is a big trigger for me.
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on March 25, 2012
at 01:50 AM
I found the longer I was on paleo, the less I felt like binging. Wheat (and other grains, I believe) is an appetite stimulant, so when you cut it out, then your appetite will decrease. I no longer have any desire to binge. I used to think I had a psychological problem, but now I just know it was wheat and grains messing with my system.