How 2 Quit Binge Eating?

A few days ago, I was desperate.  I was upset that once again, I was not able to control my binge eating.  I couldn’t seem to have a regular amount of a food, I had to have so much of it.  And then the cravings.  Uncontrollable.

I googled, how to quit binge eating?  And this one video popped up by Raw Alignment.  She explained that once she stopped eating processed foods, she stopped binge eating.  And so – I immediately realized this is what I must do – once again.

In April 2015, I started the Whole30 diet, and I lost 19lbs.  I went from 165 to 145, and I felt fn amazing.  Like super.  But more than just the weight, I really loved not craving the junk I used to crave, over and over each day any-day.

And so, once the holidays hit, and 6 months after I started Whole30, I started little by little eating junk again.  Then I would re-start Whole30, but the will of the sugar was greater than my will for Whole30.  I kept telling myself it’s fine, and I kept eating.

Well enough is enough – and after watching this video, I’m back on the wagon!  I’m on Day 4 of eating 100% clean, and loving it.  I can actually use December 1st as my start date.  I feel good, and most importantly the cravings are gone.  I also am sleeping better, and I’m waking up with a lot more happiness and energy, then previously.  The benefits 100% outnumber the negatives of eating like shit.

When you eat crap you feel like crap. It’s honestly the simplest piece of common sense in this entire world, but hard to execute endlessly at times.

I have to understand that I just can’t have “one bite”.  I can’t just eat “bad” today and not tomorrow.  I have to seriously get it together, and understand taht a bit of something that is processed is disastrous!

So cheers to clean, wholesome eating!  I can’t wait to update everyone with weight loss and health results.

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Dusting off the Jack LL Juicer

It was time to dust off my Jack Lalanne juicer and get back into drinking fresh squeeze vegetable and fruit juice, as often as possible.  When it was just one child, I was able to juice pretty often.  I actually loved juicing.  I loved it so much.  I took a video of my little guy (8 months at the time) drinking a whole bottle of green juice.  He loved it too!

But when my daughter came along, the juicer went under the sink, never to be heard of again.  My health certainly took a back seat due to the increase of children (one that still does not easily sleep through the night), a full time outside the home job, wife/home duties, and everything else!  When listed out it does not seem like that big of a deal, but honesty, having two children, versus one, has kicked my butt x 100000!  But it is what it is, and I love them both so much, I couldn’t imagine a single day without them.

Yet, my health is also my baby, and I need to start treating myself well, each and every single day.

This morning, I walked my son to the school bus, my husband took my daughter to school, and I had a few minutes, before I had to get myself to work, to juice!  I juiced: baby carrots, romaine lettuce, kale, apples, clementine to create a delicious juice!!! Everything went through the juicer really easy, and the cleanup like always takes time, but it is not impossible.

It felt SO GOOD to have this fresh juice in my system.  I actually can’t wait to do it again.  I’m going to hit up the farmer’s market again this afternoon, and perhaps juice for dinner.

Making it another CRON day!

The last two days, and today, have been pretty wonderful days.  It has brought me so much peace to know that I can confidently follow a Calorie Restriction Optimal Nutrition diet, and follow it on days where I plan for it – and it’s easy breezy.

Yesterday and the day before I ate exactly the same grub in the following order while at work:

coffee

apple

banana

tangerine

hard boiled egg x 2

romaine lettuce (whole stem…)

grapes

tomato

organic salad dressing

kombucha (just Tuesday)

apple

banana

tangerine

When I came home Tuesday evening I had two chicken & veggie patties for dinner, plain.  Last night I ended up having edamame for dinner, and a sip (about 1/3c) of my son’s organic protein smoothie.

I’m not sure why I have not figured out this epiphany sooner, but I feel like I have seen the light!  Once today is completed I will have had 15 successful CRON days this month.  That’s pretty amazing, and I believe the reason I had 8 unsuccessful CRON days in October, is because I did not figure out this strategy until yesterday.  I’m excited to see how November goes.  Instead of dreading the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, NYE (same day as my b-day)) I can now enjoy them, and get back on the horse immediately!!!

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This article also helped tremendously.  It made so much sense to me.  I always thought that my discipline, and my willpower were below par, but in fact, I am successful in the parts of my life that I feel most successful in, because I do avoid the temptation on the opposite side.  But with overeating, or some things I have failed at in the past, I have failed because I failed to AVOID the temptations in the first place!  Isn’t that the most brilliant thing you have ever heard in your entire life?

It is to me!

Pretty much at this stage in the game of life, I’m sold!  I love it so much.  I also have my degree in Wellness & Coaching, so I am familiar with a lot of behavioral studies out there.  And another one I remember learning about in college, talked about when you practice saying NO to temptation, the cravings for the temptation lesson.  This specifically had to do with food.  So for instance, if your job or work takes you to lunch at a buffet each and every day, it may be impossible to avoid a work lunch each and every day BUT it is possible to create a habit where you stick to just a clean salad for lunch each day, and AVOID the other grub all together.

I’m looking forward to eating well and low calorie, but nutritious foods, for the rest of today & tonight.  Tonight, I might once again have some edamame!  I also brought along a bag of frozen veggies (medley) in case my hunger increases.  After two solid days of CRON, I’m more likely to really be hunger, versus not, because my body has been eating nothing but CLEAN foods, mostly all raw, and healthy and fabulous!!!

Cheers to you and your success!  All days may not be CRON perfect, but striving for some of them is successful on its own accord!

Calorie Restriction Optimal Nutrition, Day 3, 4, 5. 4.6lb weight loss.

The weight is dropping, after a full day of CRON, I weighed in the following morning at 164.6lbs.  This morning, I weighed in at 160lbs.

10/3/2016 160
10/2/2016 161.2
10/1/2016 161.8
9/30/2016 162.2
9/29/2016 164.6

The first week of any diet, or diet lifestyle change, will elicit the most weight loss.  My body was used to all and lots of food (for most days of the month), and now it’s getting highly nutritious, healthy, natrual, raw, and naturally fat-free food.

The food I ate on Friday, Saturday, Sunday included the below:

hard boiled eggs
coffee, some of it with regular half&half
fried eggs (over easy, fried in oil)
ball park beef, nitrate free hot-dog
kombucha
avocado
grapes
baby spinach
banana
pear
broccoli (steamed)
salmon
turmeric
tomato
cucumber
apple
cantaloupe
baby carrots

I had breakfast at my mom’s house yesterday, and she made me two fried eggs, over easy.  Along with this I ate a Ball Park nitrate free hot dog (160kcals).  I was experiencing some really painful symptoms of detox that I wrote about here, that when she presented me with this grub, I did not hesitate, but did lower the portion size significantly over what I would have had previously!  Just two eggs, and 1 hot dog.

Other than that – I ate fruit, raw veggies each day.  I was never hungry and my calories stayed low.

On Friday I ate 1164kcals, on Saturday I ate 1245kcals and yesterday (Sunday) I ate 1060kcals.  My cravings for sugar have completely disappeared.  Because I have not been eating any salad dressings, or dips, or anything processed, I feel like my appetite, and hunger have stayed away.  I am eating everything incredibly clean and wholesome.

Both Friday and Saturday night I made myself a bowl of broccoli, raw tomato and salmon, sprinkled with turmeric.  The salmon I pan seared in an inch of water.  With a lid on, this almost steamed my salmon, and did not burn any of it.  The clean up was also easy!  The whole meal was quite lovely!

I steamed the broccoli, and it turned out really great.  My children who usually like broccoli didn’t love it thought.  It was a bit bitter, but perhaps this was because it wasn’t coated in a sugary dressing, and also it was fresh – versus frozen.  The step of the broccoli which I usually don’t care for – was awesome.  It was thick, and filling.

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My favorite meal of the weekend came yesterday for lunch.  I made a bowl of spinach, grapes, cucumber and avocado!  I put it in a closed Tupperware-like container and kept shaking it until the avocado coated the spinach, veggies and cucumber.  Since I’m not eating store bought dressing – this was perfect.  The grapes gave each bite so much juice, crisp and flavor!

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