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Out of Control and don't know how to regain control
I am so disgusted with myself. I have tried no Carbs and no sugar for about two weeks, and got very tired of eating eggs and bacon for breakfast every morning. I am back to my same old yo yo dieting, and eating everything in sight. I cannot stand this. Can anyone help a girl out, and suggest some sensible breakfast meals. I pretty much can control lunche time.
Mon. May 29, 7:37pm
Breakfast, oatmeal is great because it has lots of fiber and fills you up for hours and another option that fills me up for hours is peanut butter on bread, bagels, celery, bananas, etc, I prefer the natural kind of peanut butter. This is a perfect example of why low carb diets don't work, for the long term anyway, most people just can't stay on them long term. Just go back to eating lots of fruits, veggies, and a well balanced food choices and you won't crave and be out of control.
Monday, May 29, 2006, 8:07 PM
I agree with the second poster. In my opinion, no carb and no sugar is not feasible when you're first starting to try and control your eating, portions, etc. Best to start with some suggestions from the 2nd poster, esp. since your body does need some complex carbs to get going in the morning.
Once you've created a good rhythym with your plan, say after 4-5 months, then you can start gradually cutting carbs and sugars. I think going cold turkey just sets you up for failure. The withdrawal your body goes through propels you to go off.
Keep us posted, and good luck. :)
Monday, May 29, 2006, 10:43 PM
A cup of cereal with skim milk
Yogurt with a side of fruit
Slice of toast with 1 tsp. peanut butter
2 eggs and a slice of toast
Monday, May 29, 2006, 11:06 PM
I've found that protein in the morning makes a big difference in how I eat the rest of the day. If you're sick of eggs, have pb on toast, or kashi cereal (hi protein and fiber). Or have whatever you want but eat a hardboiled egg too. For me, calories in the morning only help cut calories later -- as long as there's protein there and not just carbs.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 12:36 AM
One of my new favorites: vanilla yogurt, sliced strawberries and a handful of good granola, satisfying, filling and it seems to stick with me. Also steel cut oat with a side of cottage cheese mixed w/ pineapple.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 2:30 AM
I have a fruit salad and natural yogurt every morning - generally 3-4 pieces of fruit, with different textures to add interest - e.g 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 kiwi fruit, 1 satsuma. But you can add whatever fruits are in season, (or whatevers on offer at the supermarket that week!) so you don't get bored.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 4:12 AM
Yeah, I think these extreme diets just backfire. You need balance. The other suggestions are great. I like this super high fiber sprouted grain bread which is very high in protein. It makes such filling and satisfying toast with a little PB, sticks with me for hours.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 6:11 AM
I have one sachet of weight control oatmeal (high in protein and fiber) with an extra handful of plain oats thrown in (those sachets are just a bit on the small side for me) made with water, and about 25 blueberries mixed in (antioxidants)
if I eat at 7 am, I'm really not hungry until about 11.. at which point I have a healthy snack like an apple or banana or fat free yogurt..
try oatmeal for filling up on!
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 6:55 AM
Oatmeal was also recommended by my doc for lowering cholesterol. Mine was slightly elevated & I have a family history of heart problems. I have it daily with a packet of Splenda. My cholesterol was down to normal the next time I was checked. I also sometimes add dried cranberries to give added flavor. So it not only fills you up, it is good for your health. No, I don't have stock in Quaker Oats!
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 7:16 AM
If you don’t like “traditional” breakfast foods (i.e., cereal, eggs, etc.), you can have a “lunch” food for breakfast – nothing wrong with that! A healthy sandwich (wheat bread, cheese, turkey, egg salad…), or a cup of veggie soup with whole wheat crackers, or cottage cheese and fruit, or brown rice with milk and dried fruit… or heck, even a slice of healthy pizza! Be creative, and you can get breakfast off to a great start (and do let yourself have carbs, they are not all evil, just the refined, white sugar varieties…)
Hope this helps!
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 8:45 AM
Read the book Intuitive Eating.
Your body needs fuel, in the form of carbs, every day. Your body feels starved and deprived now, and is literally forcing you to eat. Also, you are mentally deprived of some foods, which makes you psychologically crave them. This type of diet has set you up for failure. It isn't about your control or willpower. Your body has taken over because it thinks you are starving it.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 8:54 AM
start the day with....
Oatmeal. is the best. try Silver Palate is great. I'm on weight watchers, so I made enough for 4 days. also Bagels try Western alternaive bagels ( walmart ) big and 1 point each for weight watchers.. Good luck
Monday, August 20, 2007, 5:06 PM
You know, I gotta go with most of the other posters, I love my Weight Control Oatmeal.
Monday, August 20, 2007, 6:01 PM
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