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    One thing I find helps enormously with this sort of behaviour is mindful eating. By that I mean focussing on eating when you eat. Don’t read, don’t watch TV, don’t surf the web; just eat and enjoy it. I find it becomes quite boring after my hunger has been satisfied and the pleasure of what I’m eating has been fully experienced.

    Try making yourself sit at the table while eating, not just for meals, but for snacks also. Enjoy the experience and think about how eating that food feels to you, the flavours, the textures, the sensation of your stomach filling and don’t do anything else. If it’s a family/social meal, by all means have a conversation, but that’s not usually when the overheating happens is it? It never was for me anyway. Over-eating for me was always a solo affair, typically done while reading, watching TV, driving, etc.

    Don’t attempt to restrict yourself AT ALL, just pay attention.

    in reply to: Body Image and Self Esteem #8857
    redm72
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    That video was brilliant Rob, thanks for the link.

    redm72
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    I’m in Australia and its not available OTC here, I think it’s sold as Periactin in the US?
    I bought it from magic pharma.

    in reply to: Lymphatic Massage or Life Coaching? #8713
    redm72
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    Since I’m on the other side of the world, can we combine the two and you tell me how to massage my lymph?

    in reply to: Recovering from eating disorders and kids #8712
    redm72
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    My kids have that, thank god because I lost it years ago. It still staggers me to see a half eaten slice of pizza or a bowl with two spoons full of ice cream left. I figured out early on that my parents habit of making me clean my plate when I was a kid (I have memories of sitting at the table long after everyone else had left because I hadn’t finished) ruined my in-built sense of satiety, so I never did that with my kids and it seems to have worked.

    in reply to: Bras, Are They Bad For You? #8525
    redm72
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    I tend to stick to tanks for the most part unless I’m wearing a low cut top and want cleavage. I had a lift done a few years ago so I don’t really need a bra anymore – it’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done!

    redm72
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    I find periactin (ciproheptadine) works really well if I need help sleeping.

    redm72
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    Have you tried antihistamines?

    redm72
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    I don’t think we need a pm option, if we discuss things out in the open forum everyone can contribute.

    I don’t really have any recipes for you, like I said above I eat starch and/or dairy in every meal. The link below is similar to the fruit and egg dish I mentioned above, it has milk but you could sub coconut milk or something else I guess. If you don’t eat many eggs either, then I’m really out of ideas!

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/frittata-with-peaches-and-cherries-recipe/index.html

    in reply to: What Works? #8516
    redm72
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    I take quite a few: A, a B-complex, D, E and K. I take extra B6 in the form of P5P because it helps to keep my eczema in check. I take pregnenolone once a week and progesterone in the luteal phase of my cycle. I also take magnesium every night. I’m hypothyroid too so I take T4 and T3.

    redm72
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    I think the trick is eating mostly carbs with fat as low as possible. I think a person could eat a massive amount of food with those ratios, I don’t think it’s a lack of palatability, they’re still eating 4000 calories.

    If you don’t eat starch and you don’t do dairy, your choices for foods are going to be relatively limited. I don’t think I eat a single thing in my day that doesn’t have one or both of those things in it. You can eat a lot of fruit, but you need protein and most non-dairy proteins (meat for example) don’t go real well with fruit unless it’s a condiment (such as peach salsa on chicken or fish). Eggs can be used to make some things, for example I make a sweet omelette type thing with cherries that’s delicious.

    I don’t envy you your restrictions, but I wish you luck with it. I’m sure if you hit up google you may have more luck finding recipes with the ingredients that you an eat.

    redm72
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    I saw it, it didn’t really give any recipes, she was a raw vegan hence not much of a cook ;)

    in reply to: Gluten Free Pastry – Any suggestion? #8495
    redm72
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    This recipe is a great sweet shortcrust made with rice flour. It comes out a bit like a shortbread biscuit.

    http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/24176/gluten-free-pastry.aspx

    in reply to: Serial Orthorexics Confessional #8491
    redm72
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    Weight watchers – my mum first took me when I was 14. I was a UK size 12 at 5’9″ – perfectly fucking awesome in other words.

    Atkins – I love fat so this was easy for me at first, but I think this is where I first started really screwing up my thyroid.

    Vegan – this lasted 4 weeks until I went to a BBQ and someone was cooking lamb chops.

    Weight watchers again – I did the Core program this time which focuses on unlimited amounts of unrefined foods and I actually did really well this time. I went from 120 to 90kg in six months.

    WAPF – my kitchen looked like a mad scientist’s laboratory but I learned some cool stuff about grain preparation and cooking nose-to-tail. I still use some of the stuff I learned from them.

    Paleo/Primal – basically Atkins again but with more memes. This is where I managed to finally mess up my metabolism properly, which led me to….

    Ray Peat – this cured me of my Paleo-inspired fear of sugar and for that alone has been a lifesaver. There are a lot of great takeaways from Peat’s work: balancing muscle meat with gelatin, eating sugary foods (fruit, honey or just sugar) with every meal, saturated fat > PUFA. I can’t get behind the fear of starch because it just hasn’t proved to be anything other than a boon to my health as far as I can tell.

    RRARF – this is the final piece of the puzzle for me where I can take everything I’ve learned about nutrition and health but relegate it to the level of importance it should occupy in a sane person’s life. In other words eat well most of the time, eat foods that support your metabolic rate, don’t drink too much water, don’t workout like a mad woman unless you really feel it and for heaven’s sake don’t stress about this shit too much – life is too short to not go out for nachos and margaritas because you’re worried about the ingredients in the corn chips.

    in reply to: Carrageenan, Gums, Thickeners etc #8487
    redm72
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    I try to avoid carrageenan ‘like the plague’ but the others I’m a little less stressed about. I still try to avoid them where I can though.

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