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I’ve decided that I wanted to do an extended 14 day water fast for both health reasons and for spiritual enlightenment. After stuggling with losing weight for about a year now, I’ve decided I needed both a mental and physical overhaul.  So tomorrow is going to be the first day of this journey and I hope that in the end I will come out feeling much healthier both physically and mentally.

Binged my weight till 58kg.

and am planning to lose the 8kg to return to my ideal weight of 50kg.

If anyone would like to join me in this journey, please feel free to comment or message me. It would be great to have someone to talk to and experience this with.

Thanks for reading!

probably a week or two. since I’ll be hospitalised for my binge eating disorder.

I’ll try to blog in the hospital when I can though..

hopefully you guys can stay with me through this.

p.s. my eating has been a wreck the past few days. so I won’t really blog much about it, since I can’t rmb anything either..

it’s gonna be hard to lose weight probably on the meals being served in the ward. so I’m just focusing on regulating my eating and stopping the binges at the mo.

perhaps I’ll do an update on the meals they serve in the hospital to give you an idea. cheers!

This morning, I woke up, determined to start anew with my healthy eating.

so I made myself a bowl of oats and found a box of blueberries that mum brought back. they were delicious. yumyum!

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later on in the afternon, I was lazy and didn’t feel like leaving the house. so I rummaged through the fridge and made myself this.

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2 slices toasted wholemeal bread with an egg salad. topped with 2 mandarin oranges. and of course a cup of green tea.

it was enough to fill me up for the studying I had to do for urban sociology.

in the evening, while waiting for Mum to buy back diner. I munched on six milk cookies.

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around 8pm. Mum came back with dinner. steamed fish and bak choy on a bed of rice vermicelli. and a packet of orange juice.

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Don’t Do It!

Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t.

 

  • For every diet, there is an equal and opposite binge, and you will gain more weight than you lost. 
  • The basic message of most diets is that you must repress and deprive yourself, because if you let yourself go, you will devour the universe. You begin to believe that you are hopeless, a bottomless pit of emotional eating. This isn’t a kind thing to say to yourself. It’s also not true. No one’s hunger is bottomless. 
  • Long-lasting change can only come through kindness to yourself, mindfulness about what you are doing and why, and a willingness to act on your own behalf. Diets are like having a mean, abusive parent inside your head. They keep you stuck as a cowering child. 
  • Finally, deprivation, fear, shame, and guilt do not, and never will, lead to long-lasting, positive change.
  • Don’t under or overestimate your calorie needs.

    Do eat every 3 to 5 hours. Your body needs regular fuel, and balanced meals spaced no more than 5 hours apart keep your metabolism running smoothly. You don’t need a full meal–a 150- to 200-calorie snack will do.

     

    Don’t “save up” for one big splurge. Your body uses calories over the course of the day and will store a onetime surplus as fat. Prepare for treats by eating regularly but having slightly lighter than normal meals.

    Eat your meals on a regular schedule.
    Choose low-fat foods.
    Wear a pedometer and walk 10,000 steps a day.
    Pack healthy snacks.
    Check the fat and sugar content on food labels.
    Portion wisely and skip seconds (except vegetables).
    Stand for 10 minutes every hour.
    Avoid sugary drinks.
    Turn off the television while you eat.

    1. Almonds

    Try for: An ounce a day (about 23 almonds), with approximately 160 calories. An empty Altoids tin will hold your daily dose perfectly.

    2. Eggs

    Try for: One egg a day, unless you have high blood cholesterol, in which case you should check with your doctor first. (One egg packs about 213 milligrams of cholesterol.)

    3. Soy

    Try for: Twenty-five grams of whole (not isolated) soy protein daily. A half cup of steamed edamame contains about 130 calories and 11 grams of protein. Four ounces of tofu (94 calories) contain 10 grams. Choose whole soy foods over products packed with “isolated soy protein” — the latter may not provide all the benefits of whole soybeans.

    4. Apples

    Try for: An apple (or two) a day. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that the Red Delicious, Cortland, and Northern Spy varieties had the highest antioxidant activity.

    5. Berries

    Try for: At least half a cup daily, or about 30 calories’ worth. Don’t limit yourself to the usual suspects, like raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. If you can find them

    6. Leafy Greens

    Try for: Three servings daily. Keep a bag of prewashed baby spinach in your fridge and toss a handful into soups, salads, pasta dishes, stir-fries, and sandwiches. When you get sick of spinach, reach for a bunch of arugula, broccoli rabe, or broccolini, a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale.

    7. Yogurt

    Try for: One to three cups a day of low-fat or fat-free yogurt. Choose unsweetened yogurt that contains live active cultures. Add a handful of fresh chopped fruit for flavor and extra fiber.

    8. Veggie Soup

    Try for: At least one cup of low-calorie, low-sodium vegetable soup every day.

    9. Salmon

    Try for: Two four-ounce servings per week. Wild salmon, though pricey, contains more omega-3 fatty acids than farm-raised. (If it doesn’t say wild, it’s farm-raised.) If seafood’s not your thing, you can get your omega-3′s from flaxseed (grind and sprinkle on your cereal) or walnuts.

    10. Quinoa

    Try for: At least one half-cup serving (a third of your whole-grain requirements) per day. Try substituting AltiPlano Gold brand instant quinoa hot cereal (160 to 210 calories per packet), in Chai Almond and Spiced Apple Raisin, for oatmeal. Look for it in health-food stores.

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