Remedy for binges

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fhutt

10 Jun, 2017 05:55 AM

I know this is controversial subject. However, there are some of us who have battled with diets for decades trying to reduce weight. In general, if one binges while dieting, then going back on the diet will continue the weight loss after losing the weight gain during the binge.

For those who reach a goal weight loss on these other diets, mostly a time goes by when it becomes unbearable to avoid bad food (eg. potatoes, cakes, chocolate etc). There are those people who have shown to themselves that they find it impossible to resist these foods in front of them (including myself). We have tried for decades. How do we believe that now that we have found the Rosedale diet this will change. Now, by some miracle we will no longer be tempted? For example we are invited to a wedding soon and some dinners we are unable to get out of.

The Rosedale diet is a little different in that it never ends. However, the temptation will also never end. Neither will the lack of resistance to the bad food proven by the decades of experience. Having only a little at each function has also never worked for some of us

Obviously the best result would be to become stronger (forever). However I think that this is probably not realistic either.
Dr Rosedale has stated that if for some reason we forget and eat a couple of slices of bread, then walk it off or exercise it off. This is acceptable for up to a couple of hundred calories.

My question is, what if we talk about a day of binging, maybe 2000 calories or more. Working this off is impractical for those who are not used to vigorous exercise or are getting older. I am looking for an alternative. How about fasting for a day (maybe 36 hours)? Would this get one back on course? Or, are there any other alternatives?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken Smith on 10 Jun, 2017 10:57 AM

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    Fhutt

    Temptations of one sort or another come our way everyday.

    • It is easy to rationalize things for it gives us an excuse.

     

    Ken/

  2. 2 Posted by fhutt on 10 Jun, 2017 11:10 AM

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    Ken,
    The average person (I believe) can manage resisting the daily temptations. But after a few weeks (or months) it becomes unbearable or impossible and we give in. I am speaking from personal experience and those of friends.

    If we were able to resist indefinitely, I think we would have done it by now., after decades of trying. I would like to have a strategy for recovering just in case.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken Smith on 10 Jun, 2017 11:40 AM

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    Fhutt, I encourage you not to sell yourself short - sorry but, nothing else can be done from this end, it appears that you have worked out your strategies/alternatives for a healthier life.

    Wishing you the best of health ...

     

    Ken/

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