CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


metabolism...can I really mess it up?

I am normally a pretty healthy eater, I am a vegetarian so I get lots of fruit and veggies, whole grains and lentils....however I love to binge eat! Its mostly at night, and its not everynight but I can sure pack away a lot of toast with brown sugar and butter (I dont have much other junk food) in one night. I find that I will binge eat for maybe two days where I will just eat a lot and can;t seem to stop but then the following few days I won;t want to eat much at all. Is this cycle really going to screw me up? As I said I dont do this all the time but are two days of chow mein, pizza, and icecream followed by two days of salad and a can of tuna going to slow my metabolism and make me gain weight?

Wed. Mar 12, 2:02am

Add comment  
I believe dramatically increasing your calories and dropping them back down to normal actually keeps your metabolism going strong (they even mentioned it on the biggest loser last night).

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 9:28 AM

Add comment
I wouldn't be so worried about your metabolism as the psychological reasons behind why you are going through this cycle.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 9:47 AM

Add comment
I think it's a normal cycle, just don't eat until you're sick and eat a lot of nutrient-dense foods.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 10:13 AM

Add comment
thanks for the comments, its really helpful I have been getting better, as I said its not every night, maybe once a every two weeks it will be really bad. Hopefully it wont make to much of difference

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 11:39 AM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge