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  1. Have you tried the diet from Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman? I know someone who couldn't lose weight on a normal plant based diet but this version seemed to help them. Good luck! I hope you find something that works for you.

  2. If you're constantly hungry, you aren't eating enough. You can be in a calorie deficit without feeling like you're starving. I recommend upping your bean intake, since beans are very satiating, due to their high protein/high fiber content.

  3. I know Chef AJ lost about two pounds per month, it's just really hard because the holidays are coming up, which means more indulgent eating (despite me otherwise being strict with my diet and exercise), and I need to lose weight to compensate or I will gain weight. And every month there's a birthday or celebration that comes up... it's so fucking frustrating.

  4. Assuming you are not extremely underweight, what you are experiencing is not actual hunger, but are food cravings, caused by a chemical in your body called Ghrelin. This feeling you have is a kind of "hunger" you feel which goes away after ~3 days without any food (it really does). True hunger is experienced after a couple of weeks without food and it's not felt in your stomach, but starts in the back of the throat and throughout your entire body. True hunger happens when your body has literally used all its reserves and truly needs food or you'll die. (Remember that 3-3-3 rule: 3 mins without air, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food.) Ghrelin kicks in at regular intervals when you're used to eating food, but stops if you were to stop giving in to it after 2-3 days or so.

  5. I understand this reference. That whole game was filled with sadness and despair.

  6. if I'm ever accused of spoiling myself with a slice of fish please kill me now

  7. Actually, no. While eating more can result in a hypermetabolic state temporarily, metabolism will plummet again and remain slowed until complete weight restoration is achieved. The body will keep metabolism suppressed so that it can use that energy to heal the damages caused by your ED and store the rest as fat (because it’s essential to basic every day functioning). If metabolism continually increased with extreme hunger, it would be very difficult to gain weight! That’s also why it becomes effortless to maintain your weight despite eating the same amount that initially caused weight gain.

  8. I appreciate your dedication to the scientific aspects of this.

  9. Two months ago, you posted that your BMI was 13. You're not binge eating, your body is saving you from starvation.

  10. "I want to be a progressive but I also want to marginalize the obese (who are usually poor, less educated, and non-white)." - OP

  11. It's okay to eat when you're hungry. Why would you try fasting? Just have a healthy dinner and move on.

  12. I feel guilty. Like, I should’ve allocated my calories more efficiently. I actually had another snack (100) so now I’m probably looking at 1400. I feel like I could do 10000 challenge. I’m just still hungry. No matter how much water, caffeine, etc.

  13. If you're bulimic, your body is fighting against your eating disorder.

  14. Her obsession with her ass is… concerning…

  15. She is dishonest and loathsome. She starved herself thin, binged and got fat, then dieted down. Congratulations? She's still not over her eating disorder/body image issues, and I guarantee she plugs every last bite into a calorie tracker.

  16. Many things can work. If you feel better not going HCLF, why try to force it?

  17. Because I hate counting calories and according to the experts, ad libitum consumption of a HCLF diet causes weight loss.

  18. Thank you! Don’t know why I’m getting so many downvotes. This weekend I was out with friends and ate 4 slices of pizza with toppings for dinner, twice this week, going way over 1200. I’ve been exercising more, but want to stick to my tdee for the rest of the week, especially because of that

  19. You're getting downvoted because you're describing a disordered relationship with food.

  20. It won't make sense until you've been there. But, hey, being obsessed with food because you're constantly hungry and undernourished is clearly "healthy."

  21. No, I'm just having a not so great body image day. It's not a big deal.

  22. As a fellow older man, I can absolutely sympathize with what you're experiencing, but I don't know how to help. If your body is still underweight, the cravings for those foods are likely a desire for calories due to their caloric density. If you can't bring yourself to eat them, you could try eating more of your safe foods and seeing how that feels.

  23. I relapsed a few years ago and it was a huge part of that relapse. That sub does so much to justify my ED brain - any disordered behavior I engaged in was either lauded on there or described as not as bad as being fat. I was legitimately fat at the time and I convinced myself that there was no harm I could do because being fat was worse and I'd go on there and have it justified.

  24. It has worsened considerably over time. Originally, it was laughing at things like "drink honey to speed up your metabolism" and "this ONE WEIRD TRICK will help you lose 30 lbs. in one week!" and Tumblr stories.

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