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LittlePhantom

705d

am 20,female I, weigh 276 pounds and for my whole life I had a weight problem and its getting to where I cant even fit into a par of 24w pants I was on several diets but I end up geting bored with or miss the food I could not eat can anyone help me I really want to lose weight

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    • HoneyMelon

      699d

      I'm also 20, female, I struggle with binge eating disorder, at my highest I was 261 pounds, I was always hungry and constantly craving food, I would eat till I felt sick and I also ate when I was bored, I got put on the medication Vyvanse and within a few days I was not hungry all the time and wasn't craving snacks. Now I eat my meals and don't crave any extra food and only have a snack maybe once a day. This medication was life-changing for me. I've now lost 26 pounds this year and all I did was cut down on my food intake. And I'm still working on losing more so I can feel healthier

    • HoneyMelon

      699d

      I'm also 20, female, I struggle with binge eating disorder, at my highest I was 261 pounds, I was always hungry and constantly craving food, I would eat till I felt sick and I also ate when I was bored, I got put on the medication Vyvanse and within a few days I was not hungry all the time and wasn't craving snacks. Now I eat my meals and don't crave any extra food and only have a snack maybe once a day. This medication was life-changing for me. I've now lost 26 pounds this year and all I did was cut down on my food intake. And I'm still working on losing more so I can feel healthier

    • megaxmaniac

      704d

      I've always been big too. I'm 36, too afraid to weigh myself.. I just had a baby 3 weeks ago, and topped out at 290.. last summer I used diet and exercise to get down to 220 and I was so happy!! I want to get back to that weight. So last summer I did intermittent fasting. Eat what you want during the same 8 hours a day. I'm doing 2pm-8pm right now but it's hard to get into the swing of it.. and starting to exercise everyday after a c section has also been tough.... If you want we can talk and support each other through this? Look up intermittent fasting. You can start off slow.

    • dollipop

      705d

      Diets like we have been exposed to will always fail because they are unsustainable for the average person. Restrictive dieting that blocks out entire food groups or food types just isn't reasonable and leads to an unhealthy mindset around food. Calories in, Calories out is the only major contributor to weight gain or weight loss for most people. Calorie counting can be intimidating or seem too complicated but it really doesn't have to be. Macro counting is optional but has personally helped me a lot in understanding my body and my needs. The Facebook group Macros Inc is an amazing educational resource on calorie and macro counting. Most people try calorie counting and get discouraged when it doesnt work. Most of that is down to user error from miscalculations (for example logging 1 serving size according to the label instead of weighing the portions in grams) or not fully acknowledging everything they eat. Just to be transparent Macros Inc does do coaching but you don't have to be a client of theirs to be in their group. However if you think coaching would help from my understanding they are one of the more affordable and not scammy or predatory coaching services available. Another thing that helped me was getting my overall nutrition in order by taking a multivitamin and finding a supplement plan that works for me. Some of those supplements are L-theanine, PQQ, and 5-htp. All contribute to boosting my mood which gives me the motivation to stay active and to stay mentally clear so I don't mindlessly eat. On the topic of staying active, anything is better than nothing. Pacing a room while on a phone call, doing some stretches, just walking from one end of the room to the other every 20 minutes or so. Once you are consistently active you will want to be active more. My go to just to get my body moving and to maintain my motivation is a Qigong or tai chi routine. It is meditative, provides easy stretches that can be modified and are less intimidating than yoga, and is a good way to just keep you moving for anywhere from 5 minutes to hours depending on how you feel. Weight lifting is also safe, easy to incorporate, and low impact on joints. Now all of this information and experience is useless if you don't have the right mindset. Don't let distorted thoughts drive you. A day over in caloric intake doesn't ruin the whole week. A week that was too rough to get up and take a walk or do a workout doesn't ruin an entire month. Having a motivational influence or person to lean on is nice but don't let that trick your brain into relying on someone else's validation to maintain your desire and drive to be on this journey. You have to want to do this for yourself and your longterm wellbeing. You don't have to be on a timeline. Setbacks and slow moving periods happen with everything in life and we rarely let those completely stop us. So don't let those things stop you doing this either. If you hit a rocky patch its okay to step back, rest, evaluate things, and either jump back in or find something that works better. You deserve the best "you" you can give yourself. You can dm me as well if you need. I'm currently on my own weight loss journey and I've had my ups and downs over the past year.

      • BlueAngel322

        704d

        @dollipop thank you for all the info , you said alot and it totally made since to me . Im going to try out these tips you gave.. ☺️

        • dollipop

          704d

          @BlueAngel322 I'm glad it made sense for you! If you need any support or have any questions, feel free to message me.

      • dollipop

        705d

        @dollipop Also just to add, calorie and macro counting doesn't have to be restrictive. Some people make it that way but it doesn't have to be. I am eating everything I want (granted I have a fairly healthy diet in the first place) but I've learned how to control my portions and how to avoid mindless snacking or boredom eating. Now to get specific things to fit in on certain days you may have to compromise a little but if you wanted dessert or a snack after dinner every night you could easily make that happen. If you wanted a bowl of pasta for lunch, you could do that. If you wanted a traditional breakfast with all the things, you could do that with just a little bit of subbing out more calorically dense items with similar lower cal options or by minimizing the portions of each thing. If you are out on a weekend trip and just want to eat what everyone else is eating you could do that too.

    • Lxzz

      705d

      I have always been good at the gym but what really changed my body was fasting! Famotidine (i think that’s what it’s called) it’s a med for stomach acid or something and believe me when I tell you IT FILLS YOU UP! I had lost like 30 pounds in the first couple of months. It really helps regulate my eating habits. I mean, I still don’t eat healthy (I don’t think I could ever really lol) but it helped me eat A LOT less and it’s been amazing for me!! If you open to cough* …drugs… cough* loololol you should try it or something like it!

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