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Finding Something That Works!

Thursday, October 01, 2020

So this is probably a very unpopular approach to dieting. But before I continue on and everyone gasps and shakes there heads at me. Let me give you some back story.

I have been dieting on and off since I was 12. I'm now 33 years old. I have tried almost everything, from fad diets to every suggestion about healthy eating on this site. Nothing worked for me because nothing stuck. Diets can't work if you can't stick with it.

Now I am an evening eater. I am not hungry at all in the morning, only moderately hungry around lunch, but very hungry by dinner, and then I tend to binge at night. I have tried spacing meals throughout the day, and I've tried eating over 50% of my daily calories for breakfast. This does nothing for me at all. I still have a big dinner and I binge at night.

This time I am trying something different. Maybe it will work, maybe it won't. But trying the same thing, again and again, isn't working for me at all. I will be eating little to nothing in the mornings, I get nauseous in the morning sometimes, and having something small to eat tends to help. I will have a small/moderate lunch. I've been doing something like a tuna sandwich with fruit. This leaves about two-thirds of my calories for supper. This is my third night of this and so far I have not binged. Which bingeing is usually my biggest downfall.

I've been exercising and staying active throughout the day, and eating little during the day doesn't seem to be affecting this. So I'm going to stick with it for now. If it works then I will be thrilled. Maybe it's not the most popular way and I'm sure there are some out there that will swear up and down that it won't work. But if I've learned anything from the people on this site, it's that not everyone is the same and you have to find what works for you.
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    I think it's all about finding a routine you can see yourself doing for years and if this is what's going to work for you then fantastic! Everyone's eating habits are different and only you can determine what will work best for YOU. The good news is if someone doesn't like your way to handling your eating patterns they don't have to maintain the same schedule. emoticon
    298 days ago
    Lots of people swear by intermittent fasting which this sounds similar to! Don't worry about what's "right" just find what works for you!
    299 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    I would rather skip breakfast altogether. I like it on weekends, butbwould rather not eat til well past lunch. All I do is track... stay within range.
    299 days ago
  • LINDA7677
    Just do what is best for you
    299 days ago
    It does work.Nothing else has worked for me that was healthy!! Keep trying you can do this.This is the most practical plan I've ever been on.
    299 days ago
  • 1BLAZER282005
    You're right, we're all unique and special so I think your plan will work for you. Track track track. Good luck on your journey.
    299 days ago
    Nobody should disagree with what is improving your situation
    299 days ago
  • EOWYN2424
    good luck!

    299 days ago
  • no profile photo IDAEVE
    Well, what works for some people does not for others, so think you are on to something. My daughters and I are using the intermittent fasting. I like you am not hungry in the morning so it works for me. I quit at around 6:00pm. I usually start eating around 12:30 or 1:00. Sometimes I feel hungry when I go to bed, but resist eating and the feeling goes away. All the good results to you! emoticon
    299 days ago
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