BevP

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    BevP reacted to sarah011 in can't.... stop..... binging!!!!!!!   
    I just came onto the forum to leave a practically IDENTICAL post to this one, its odd how much what you have said here is similar to my situation. I too struggle with binge eating, it is the number one issue i wanted to address with the whole30. i dont have particular gluten, dairy or legume issues (apart from absolitely no bloating when i cut them out, and a little when i include them, nothing extreme). My biggest problem is binge eating. I find it easier when i just say no, this this post for quite a good description of the way i feel about it: http://robbwolf.com/2012/10/10/pushing-buttons/
    But it was this:
    "The binging started when I was trying to lose my baby weight and obsessively dieted/exercised in an unhealthy manner - I got way too thin...."
    that resignated with me. The bingeing started for me too after a period of dramatic, fast weight loss (anorexia, 3 years ago now), and i have been dealing with it (off and on) ever since.
    I completed the whole30 to 23 days last year before making a conscious decision to stop as i felt it was getting in the way of key life changes i wanted to make at that time. And this year i decided to give it a go ago and was fully committed to it, no bingeing, no sugar dragon. It was great. for 23 days and then i visted home and binged on muesli and granola etc etc. I started up the next day, made it to 12 days. started up again, made it to 5 days. For the past three days i have been in bed all days binging and binging and binging. in the last two hours i snapped out of it, rang my friend, cried about it, showered and now i feel normal again. it literally feels like a switch that someone just flicks on and off as they please. and the worst thing? i feel i have absolutely. no. control.
    I start again tomorrow and im doing things a bit different this time. Every time i got more leniant with my sugar dragon. I was just tryign to 'get it done' every time i restarted, and now i have a different attitude. If i do it, i may as well do it right. and for me the issue is psychological, so i have to give more attention to things like my cravings, rather than the intricacies of the programme (however i will not be ingesting any off plan ingredients!)
    I just mean that because of the reasons why i am doing this, i need to focus more on the impact food is having on my brain than the others. Make the whole30 work for you and only you, nobody else benefits from this but you so you may as well make it worth it, that my attitude anyway. Here goes. I hope you are doing well
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    BevP reacted to Terresa in A confused noobie   
    And, if you can eat them, stock up on eggs. They are so versatile, and you can hard-boil a dozen to have on hand (with raw veggies) for a meal on the run.
    All the best!
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    BevP got a reaction from KayJay in A confused noobie   
    This isn't a shopping list but when you are stuck for what to make, use Robb Wolff's Paleo Matrix. Google it for the full information. The short version: put healthy fat in a pan. Melt it. Add chopped up meat. Cook until done. Take meat out, add chopped veggies and spices. Start with salt & pepper & garlic if you are shy! Cook about 10 min. Combine. Eat. Wash pan. Done. I've never had a bad combo yet!
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    BevP got a reaction from KayJay in A confused noobie   
    This isn't a shopping list but when you are stuck for what to make, use Robb Wolff's Paleo Matrix. Google it for the full information. The short version: put healthy fat in a pan. Melt it. Add chopped up meat. Cook until done. Take meat out, add chopped veggies and spices. Start with salt & pepper & garlic if you are shy! Cook about 10 min. Combine. Eat. Wash pan. Done. I've never had a bad combo yet!
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    BevP reacted to missmary in Its overwhelming sometimes   
    I did read your whole post, and I'm sorry if you didn't feel like I did. Bev is still struggling, so I don't think she is at all ready for a tweak like this (and honestly, I don't think it works for women very often). She says in her original post: "I don't like to eat in the morning to begin with but I know I have to if I want to have a good day." That pretty much says it all to me.
    Bev- Please eat some sweet potatoes. You don't have to earn them with exercise, just eat as many starchy carbs as you need to feel really good.
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    BevP reacted to Kirsteen in Its overwhelming sometimes   
    Hi Bev, there's been some great advice here from the others. I wouldn't worry about the sweet potato hash even if you're not exercising. I have ME which means that because of post-exertional malais I can't exercise at all. I recently was bedbound for two weeks after overdoing it at the farmers market but I still eat sweet potatoes or plantains or something every day. I do better with them than without.
    As to the mayo, as Amy said, it's going to be up to you. If you don't have a reaction to it, why cut it out? If you do react to it, then you have to decide if it's worth it.
    For what it's worth, I've never managed to meal plan yet. I've printed out fancy templates http://www.lifeinyellow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Meals1.pdf and ooh'd and aah'd over them and then got totally overwhelmed and depressed at trying to work out what I want to eat when. I just keep ground beef, ground pork, chicken and roast beef cooked and frozen in individual portions I cook up a batch of veggies and wash a lot of salad veg and put it in green bags and store the lot in the fridge. Then I just pull out what I fancy for each meal and it only takes minutes to reheat and assemble.
    Be kind to yourself - you're doing great. don't make it any harder than it has to be. Good luck
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    BevP reacted to AmyS in Its overwhelming sometimes   
    Yeah I don't do well with trying to plan menus either. I do find that I'm able to cook up a week's worth of sweet potatoes and/or spaghetti squash, roasted veggies, and meat, at a time. Then I can make a meal on the fly out of some meat, some sweet potato, some veggies, and something for flavoring - spices, oil and vinegar, etc. It's fairly basic, but I can add olives or macadamia nuts or dill pickles depending on what I'm eating. It's a no muss no fuss situation - and the less time I worry about it up front the easier it is to maintain over the week.
    Also, I agree that there is no pulling yourself up by the bootstraps in this kind of situation. I recently went through several weeks of extra high stress at work and home, and by the time things settled down I had remained compliant, slept well, and exercised as much as possible - but my body composition had altered significantly, solely in response to the stress.
    So that puts me squarely in the camp of fast, easy, and cheap (Whole30 Puttanesca anyone?).
    Big hugs. I'm sorry it's a rough go right now. I hope you find some relief and just try not to compare yourself to those stunning food bloggers out there - we mere mortals just need to eat.