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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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