janeycos

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  1. janeycos

    getting lean and overeating

    Ah sorry, last PS - yes I'm taking nut butters out of this whole 30. Thanks for the tip!
  2. janeycos

    getting lean and overeating

    Morning everyone! I started my whole 30 on Friday morning, and despite discovering that my nitrate free bacon has a trace of sugar (why damn you, why??) I'm not letting that put me off. I only had one rasher on Friday before I noticed. My fiancé can have the rest! I have really thought hard about the binge/purge thing, and concluded that it is so psychological, it's mad. So, I find that once I have in my mind I am restricting something, I want it like mad, then the trick is to convince myself that nothing is restricted, it's an active choice that I am making, of an end goal, and then the cravings subside somewhat. Interestingly, I read another thread about wine drinking and how many people have decided to take it out of the equation altogether. I know from my own experience that once I do that, something eventually snaps and I have a mad binge (on whatever it may be). One chap said that he had a rule that he could have three drinks a week, so he can have on e a night for three nights, or three in a row on one night and it made me think even more about the psychology of it all. I'd love to be one of those grown up people who can have one small square of chocolate or one glass of wine but alas I have irish heritage (!). In fact, I now realise it's about being "present" (sorry to sound naff) while you make those choices. I'm hoping this all stands me in good stead to weather the cravings! So, I am making a conscious concerted effort that this is lifestyle, not restriction, so that eat choice I make is on a meal by meal basis, rather than thinking of it as a period of restriction. Same goes for working out, so with that in mind I am putting my laptop down and going to the gym. Have a good day all!
  3. Morning ladies! Sorry for the radio silence, had a mad couple of days. So I did start on Friday, like a good girl that last glass of wine was heaven! I think that the cravings thing is so psychological, it's mad. So, I find that once I have in my mind I am restricting something, I want it like mad, then the trick is to convince myself that nothing is restricted, it's an active choice that i am making, of an end goal, and then the cravings subside somewhat. Interestingly, I read another thread about wine drinking and how many people have decided to take it out of the equation altogether. I know from my own experience that once I do that, something eventually snaps and I have a mad binge (on whatever it may be). One chap said that he had a rule that he could have three drinks a week, so he can have on e a night for three nights, or three in a row on one night and it made me think even more about the psychology of it all. I'd love to be one of those grown up people who can have one small square of chocolate or one glass of wine but alas I have irish heritage (!). In fact, I now realise it's about being "present" (sorry to sound naff) while you make those choices. I'm hoping this all stands me in good stead to weather the cravings! I found I don't use a lot of the pale condiments (like coconut aminos) purely because I'm on a budget but I do use a lot of spices. Annoyingly I discovered that the nitrate free bacon I ordered has a trace of sugar, but I'm not going to let that ruin my whole 30 and also I've considered that i may want to continue on after 30 days so again trying to look at it as a lifestyle choice rather than a period of restriction. Thanks so much for your meal ideas, have you got the cookbook well fed? Also against all grain is amazing, but she uses a lot of non compliant ingredients whilst on your whole 30. Looks like its going to be a lovely day, I'm off to the gym in a minute so enjoy and chat later! J
  4. Gosh you are both much more ironwilled than me, I will have to man up a bit I think! I haven't had any "bad" stuff for a long time, not even chips but I do tend to overdo the paleo treats given half a chance. OK so I am starting fresh tomorrow, going to have one last glass of wine and piece of chocolate tonight I think! As for paleo condiments, I get boxes from Abel and Cole and they are pretty good with things like organic coffee, coconut milk and ghee, generally otherwise go to my local farm shop for herbs etc. Just need to lay off the cashew butter and coconut manna. What do you guys eat in a typical day? Thanks, Janey
  5. Hi Kate, I'm in Dorset, shortly to move to Somerset, and I'm going to start from tomorrow. Wow, lent is a long one, maybe I will stick with you! Oh good grief, the beer is going to be tough, my downfall is wine. So, I'm with you if niot for the whole of lent, then at least the whole 30 Best wishes, Janey
  6. janeycos

    getting lean and overeating

    Hello, I know...I genuinely don't care about the weight I am, it's the leanness I am after. I mentioned the weight only to give you guys an idea of where I am with it. It's fat I want to lose, rather than weight per se. Anyway, I actually think the key issue is moving more, and that's what I need to work on. Feeling very excited about starting my next whole 30. Any tips for not overdoing the good fats?
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    getting lean and overeating

    Hello I'm 5'8 - however I am certain that this is not my healthy weight - I have love handles and saddlebags which are not natural for me to have! My body responds quickly to getting leaner when I am doing the right things, it's the saboutage that's the problem! You are quite right however, and I actually do not weigh myself generally because it promotes an unhealthy response in me, but I know my clothes are tighter than they were. The 10lbs thing is a guide so you could see I haven't a lot to lose, but in reality I don't care how much I weigh so long as I look and feel good. I will start another whole 30 tomorrow morning, you have encouraged me to take that step again as I was starting to think about bulletproof coffee again and the madness that lies down that avenue! I have the book and all the emails I kept from the last whole 30 I did. Just of my idle curiosity, I thought Mark Sisson said that IF/erratic eating patterns are good for the body? Or is the issue that I can't handle the psycholigical madness that ensues so best for me to stay away from that path? Thanks again, so glad I put this post up!
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    getting lean and overeating

    Hi there, thanks for your responses. I did a whole 30 last May, and yes am thinking of getting cracking with one again. After my last one I went straight back to my old habits. I find things like nut butters and fruit are pretty big triggers for me when doing the whole 30. Also, how much protein is too much? I find if I fill up on vegetables and sald, I am left feeling unsatisfied and usually it is the fats and the protein that I end up overdoing. Also is ghee ok on whole 30? Thanks again, Janey
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    getting lean and overeating

    Just to add too, in reading the forums here I discovered the book Brain over Binge: which made me realise following a spell of anorexia followed by bulemia in my teens (I'm now 35), I was still unwittingly doing the binge/purge thing by eating lots at the weekends and then eating virtually nothing during the week. I seem to have the binge demons under control now, but need to get to the issue of overating generally at meals. I must be, beacuse my body composition isn't changing and I seem to actually be putting on weight! Help!
  10. Hi everyone, I hope you can help. I have been pretty much clean for about a year, and the plusses are I don't have much cellulite anymore! Plus I feel great. However, I seem to be one of those people that does better on an IF type basis - I always ate erratically when I was younger and now having three meals a day seems to encourage me to overeat. I think I am one of those people, because I have a farily sedentary job, that needs to be on the lower end of the carb scale but I am getting married in November and I am determined to drop the last 10 - 15 lbs! I seem to drop 5, then make it back, and so on. When I was younger I was about 115lbs, and had a much more active job, and now am about 135lbs ( but I'm 5' 8 so I'd like to be around 125 lbs as I have a pretty small frame). I work out doing HIIT, and some pilates and rowing too. Please can anyone help with how to rid myself of the overeating thing? I either under or overeat, and never seem to find the right balance to just shift that weight for good. Any advice gratefully received! Best wishes, Janey
  11. Hey Kirsteen, Thanks for your reply. I notice if I make sweet potato chips in coconut oil (fries to you americans here!); or mashed with coconut butter then it's non stop until my tummy starts to hurt. So yes, I think that's my answer. I feel fine if I don't have any, same as without eating other carbs, and I don't have the problem with other squashes so I'll stick to them. Thanks again J
  12. I have this problem with coconut butter! However, sweet potato is also a trigger for me. How much is too much? I think I already have an answer to that question, so should I avoid at all costs? Weirdly, squashes don't have the same hold over me which is good because they are delicious! Any advice would be gratefully appreciated!