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How can I stop myself from eating soooo much

PTers,

I am a HUGE eater. My portions are humongous and sometimes I still am not full. I am also a compulsive eater. I need you alls help to identify tactics that might trigger my mind into thinking I am full as well as consuming foods that will help me feel full longer. Fiber doesnt work unless I eat a really large portion, drinking water with meals doesnt work either. I dont know what I can do to stop myself and help me shed this weight.


My stats:
ht 5'10
weight 250


Thank you


Thu. Nov 15, 1:36pm

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You face a problem many of us face on PT. Have you tried reading The Beck Diet Solution? I've been dying to read the book, because the PT link alone is fabulous.

http://www.peertrainer.com/diet/beck_diet_solution.htm

Please remember you're not alone, and the tips and tricks you'll find in that article are tools we try to incorporate into our lives every day. Good luck!

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:07 PM

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It doesn't take very long at all to adjust to eating less food. Initally, it will be tough, but then your stomach shrinks. You'll still have emontional pangs to deal wtih, but physically you can get by on less food that what you're eating now. I say abandon the 'goal' to eat to fullness. Get used to eating until sated vs. full, eat protein with every meal, and I second the Beck Diet Solution. There's a chapter and strategy to deal with hunger - you eventually learn that hunger is not an emergency.

You do have the issue of compulsive eating and that needs to be dealt with, too, but in the meantime, figure out how many calories you can eat to lose 1-2 pounds a week, plan out your meals, and get through the inital period of food/fullness withdrawal.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:27 PM

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Eat a small portion of something fiberous and with some protein and fat, and then wait half an hour. Tell yourself you can eat more in half an hour if you're truly still hungry. But for that half hour, do something so that you are not just sitting there thinking about food. Half an hour later (after you've digested), you should feel like you are not hungry.

Not hungry does not necessarily mean full. You just need to learn that you do not need to feel stuffed, but just not hungry.

If you are feeling pangs of hunger after that 30 minutes, there is a good chance you may have some sort of acid reflux, which is often mistaken as hunger pains. And then you keep eating to keep the acid down, and when you stop, it starts up and you feel hungry. If you think this even might be the case, you should talk to your doctor about it, because that is easily controllable with some medication.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 4:39 PM

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This helps me, I drink a glass of water before the meal and if I'm still hungry after I'll have a cup of miso soup or some kind of low calorie broth.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 6:57 PM

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On a different thought, have you tried counseling? Or maybe Overeaters Anonymous?

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 10:14 PM

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