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Help I cant control myself

i have been overeating for the last 5 days, not anything crazy though just like 2000-2500 cals per day vs my norm of 1800, i cant stop myself i am just so hungry like all the time, i hope that this doesnt sabotage my weight, i am trying to get it under control, but all i can think about is eating. I am 5'5 110 lbs, I workout 6 days a week, 1 1/2 per day moderate to intense, 1 day light cardio and weights, so hopefully i will burn some of this off cause i am in maintenence mode and i dont want gain back. I know i am eating too much when i do it, but i am just so hungry, I think anyway. Is this going to make me gain? cause the scale is seriously flux everyday up 2 down 2 up 2 down 2 over and over. I have mainly been eating stuff i dont normally eat too like peanut butter sandwiches with banana and corn flakes(lots of this) I dont know why this is happening, i just want to eat this stuff , it seems like my body is craving it !!!! and pb is really high cal but i measure it so i dont eat too much. but like last night i had 2 pb sandwiches before bed , uggh. how long can i continue this i know i will start to gain but some parts of me doesn't care!!! i just wanna eat! Help , what should i do , should i just workout double so i can eat this stuff? I guess i am venting a little here, but i just need to let it out, i guess i am tired if the same old routine of things and just want to forget about all the calorie counting and watching the scale, i just want to workout and eat and not have to think about it!!! Am i crazy ? Should i just continue and see what happens, how do i break this!!!!

Thu. Apr 17, 10:44am

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You are 10 lbs below the bottom of your weight range.
No wonder your body is begging for food.

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 11:22 AM

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to stop yourself eating poorly throw out any food you don't want to eat and replace with veggies - eat lots of veggies and fruit and they will fill you up. eat a healthy snack or meal every two hours to avoid becoming overly hungry.

you seem pretty thin though - are you eating enough healthy food regularly?

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 11:57 AM

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If you have been dieting a lot recently and that is how you got to such a low weight for your height then this is your body's reaction to get you back to where it has enough to sustain itself. I went through this a few years ago when i was restricting too much - unfortunately I didn't get help when I needed it and it turned into months of over eating and bulimia.
Moral of the story: Go see a nutritionist ASAP.

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 12:44 PM

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I eat healthy every day now for the last 9 mths with occasional cheat meals, lots and lots of veggies, fruits and lean meats, so i dont think that i am not getting enough but it seems that my body is just not satisfied with what i am eating. as far as the weight, i have always been this thin and i know that the weight range for my height is 120-150 (what a strech) but when i gained weight i got up to 130 and I really looked fat, people noticed and even my husband said i was looking big, it just seems like the weight charts are a little off, I am currently trying to build more muscle as my new goal for motivation. I dont know why i am doing this eating thing, its weird too cause the next day its like i dont want to eat anything cause i feel so guilty for eating poorly but i know i have to so i try to eat really healthy and it seems to make me repeat the cycle. I have real hunger, stomach growling, dizzy feeling too since i have eaten like this, is it possible that my metabolism is faster now that i have eaten more for like a week, cause before i never really felt hungry like this, i just ate like a routine.

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 12:45 PM

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Still not a bad idea to see a nutritionist.
Also, just monitor your weight for the next week or two and see if you actually are gaining weight or if this is appropriate for your vamped up metabolism.

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 12:58 PM

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I say you may need to see a nutritionist too, but in general here is my solution:

Your norm was 1800? But you were working out nine hours a week?
That may not be enough food to sustain your weight at 110.

Why not try keeping your healthy diet and staying at 2000 cals for a while instead of your going from 2000 - 2500 with cheat foods. Basically I think you should increase your food intake slightly to stop the trend.

I hear you on the pb sandwiches those are my favorite cheat, but they really are not very healthy exept for once in a while...

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 1:27 PM

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BTW - that dizzy / hungry thing is a result of your calories spike and drops your stomach is stretching and shrinking and your energy is getting tweaked all around from your super erractic fuel intake. Level off at a higher caloric level for a bit.

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 1:30 PM

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i agree i should probably see a nutrionist, i will watch the scale to see it there are changes, is it really possible for your metabolism to speed up like that, i wish there was a way to know for sure without buying a bodybugg, for now i guess i am just gonna have to wait and see, what should i do about the need for corn flakes and pb and banana, avoid this completley??? its like i can eat a giant bowl of cucumbers and salad and still not be full enough to not want a bowl of cornflakes or something like that right afterwards, i dont know if maybe it is the satiey factor. i guess i really like the taste of corn and pb!!! haha i am a weirdo! Do you think I should double up on my workout regimen?

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 1:30 PM

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