Ex binge eater on how no snacking helped her recover....

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Ex binge eater on how no snacking helped her recover....

Post by MaggieMae » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:01 pm

https://www.intuitivebody.com/why-i-nev ... eals-ever/

I stumbled upon this article today and thought some of you would enjoy it.

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Post by Desert Rat » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:54 pm

What an excellent article!

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Post by oolala53 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:50 pm

So many members on my Spark team on bingeing really resist the idea of giving up snacks, so fearful that it will MAKE them binge later or inhale their meals, or whatever. It can make them WANT to, but that's not the same thing. (Mostly, I interpret that they just don't want to put up with the experience/sensations of "jonesing." Also, it's rather common in the therapeutic literature to support not getting too hungry for fear of bingeing, as if a person has NO control over whether she gives in to an urge or thought to eat or not. Very damaging, IMHO.)

I saw even before No S that the first few hours after a meal were the times I had the strongest urges to eat, and that if I could just get to three hours with no food, I could often go quite easily much longer. No S gave me a framework to solidify that.

But I still get such a kick out of nibbling out of the fridge or snacking with friends in weekend classes. I'm also free NOT to. N days sure helped make that possible.

I think I'll post that link on some of the teams on Spark. Thank you!
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Post by Merry » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:42 am

Great article!
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Post by Bosequic » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:45 am

How can I find out more about the issues discussed?

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Post by MaggieMae » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:40 pm

Welcome, bosequic! Do you mean more discussion on binge eating? If so, there are several threads on here where some of us have talked more about our experiences. You can scroll through the pages of threads or go up top and use the search box.

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Post by ChandaLikePanda » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:39 pm

That was a pretty good article. I'd love to see more articles like that.
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:14 am

If you browse back a ways on the board, I know there have been threads devoted to articles that support limiting S's. I've tried to get them consolidated but new threads push the focused thread down and new stuff goes up independently..

I will say that browsing the board may be obsession OR it may be ONE distraction from eating tactic. Just no nibbling while you browse... :shock:
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Post by Selcazare » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 pm

Excellent article and one I really identify with since I was a perma-snacker more so than a binge-r. I ate enough through out a day for the calories to add up enough that it might as well have a been a binge. :shock:

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Post by nettee » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:16 am

Brilliant article, thank you for sharing it. Resonates with all that I love about No S.
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Post by MysteryLover » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:34 pm

Thank you so much for posting this article! I've struggled for many years with binge eating & it is often discouraged by the non-dieting self help books to not eat when you are hungry. I've seen so many people here on this board overcome their binge eating using the No S lifestyle, so it's nice to see an actual article supporting this method.
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Post by ladybird30 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:32 pm

I have found that for me not eating between meals helps stop that first unnecessary mouthful, which leads to another and then another....
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Post by Tortie » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:07 pm

Thanks, MaggieMae, for posting the link. And thank you, MysterLover for bumping it yesterday. I must have missed it the first time it was posted, and I found it just what I needed to read yesterday.

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Returning Binge Eater

Post by la debbie » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:20 pm

Years ago I tried the No S Diet for a few days and gave up. I'm the worst of the worst binge eaters. Late last night, desperate to change, I remembered the No S diet. Glad to see this site is still up and active! I just got done reading this article about binge eating. It sounds like the best solution for us mega bingers! I'm going to try this No S thing for 3 weeks to establish a habit, only I'm going to avoid the S days. Seconds, snacking and eating sweets for 2 days a week is giving myself permission to have 2 all-day binges. I might add sweets back after 3 weeks, but no seconds and no snacking between meals. So that's the new plan.

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Post by ladybird30 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:08 pm

Good luck with the next 3 weeks. I decided that I needed to stick to 3 meals on S days as well after a year on No S with free weekends hadn't cemented the habit firmly.
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Re: Returning Binge Eater

Post by Whosonfirst » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:19 am

la debbie wrote:Years ago I tried the No S Diet for a few days and gave up. I'm the worst of the worst binge eaters. Late last night, desperate to change, I remembered the No S diet. Glad to see this site is still up and active! I just got done reading this article about binge eating. It sounds like the best solution for us mega bingers! I'm going to try this No S thing for 3 weeks to establish a habit, only I'm going to avoid the S days. Seconds, snacking and eating sweets for 2 days a week is giving myself permission to have 2 all-day binges. I might add sweets back after 3 weeks, but no seconds and no snacking between meals. So that's the new plan.
Adding back sweets if you've successfully avoided them is like an alcoholic saying he can just have a few drinks after drying out for a couple of weeks. Three weeks is not enough time to build any habit when we've done something badly for most of our adult lives in my opinion. I've read that the 14 day or 21 day rule for building a new habit is mostly junk science. In reality it take much longer.
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Post by Tombo » Wed May 02, 2018 4:20 pm

Interesting article, I liked it! I hope this methodology can work for me!

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Post by oolala53 » Thu May 03, 2018 4:10 am

Whenever you limit a highly palatable food and then reintroduce it, 9 x out of 10, the urge to overdo it will be very strong. IF you give in, you will reinforce the bond. But you can also eventually weaken the bond by sticking to a moderate amount and waiting out the urge wave. You may eventually decide to let that food go. But it's a lot more effective to do it rationally than in a panic.

And yes, it does take a LOT longer than 21 days to solidify new eating habits for the majority of people who try. Otherwise, no one who made it past 21 days on a diet- and there are many who quit many diets even before getting there- would ever have to diet again. Be ready to keep trying and adjusting until it becomes a lifestyle.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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