Your description of yourself - trying hard not to eat chocolate and sweets and always caving in after two weeks of resisting; your attempt to eat these foods only once a week - sound very much to me like you may be addicted to these foods.
See if these questions apply to you:
1. Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn’t?
You should see your GP to rule out if you are bulimic.
If you really are a food addict, neither your GP or your nutritionist will be of much help, since they do not know about this condition.
Check out the Food Addicts Anonymous groups (google or look under my resources tab in addictionsunplugged.com) to find them. They can help you with a good...
Your GP may not know much about food addiction but he or she can help you if you are bulimic.
I suggest that you read as much as you can from my website. Then google food addiction anonymous - there may be a meeting near you. You can find people there who can help you with a diet that will help cut those cravings.
I can see that you are very frustrated – for good reason. Did you know that exercising is not necessarily the best way to loose weight or keep it off? You are doing what so many people have done and most have had the same sad result – no weight loss. Sometimes, they have even gained more weight. Please know that exercise is not the main contribu...
Wow! The symptoms that you are describing sound exactly like a hypoglycaemic episode. Feeling faint, agitated, palpitations, HUNGRY, restless? Having these symtoms does not mean a person is a diabetic, but it does show that his or her blood sugars are not within a normal 'safe' range at that time. Anyone who eats too much sugar will get these sympto...
I have never heard of lime or lime juice killing the nutritional value of food. It can only enhance your food. Lime juice is probably much better than most of the salad dressings which have often have hidden sugars in them.
Your strategy to eat salad is a great way to fill up. Another way to fill up before a meal is by drinking water.
You say you are an emotional eater. Did you know that pregnancy is a very difficult time when it comes to eating? Pregnancy is a time of hormones gone wild: the increases in estrogen, progesterone and human chorionic gonadotropin lead to insomnia, mood disturbances AND food cravings. At the very least, the pregnant woman has abnormal taste and smell pe...
Your question about having salt cravings while you are pregnant raises an interesting point: are food cravings in pregnancy due to addiction or hormones alone?
There is nothing wrong with eating limes in moderation. There is plenty of Vitamin C. However too many limes means that you may not be eating other foods that are essential for your health and your ...
The first step is to determine you are in fact a food addict. Our brains are hard wired to desire the energy dense 'hit' that sugar gives us. The food industry has created foods that will make all of us salivate for their products - whether we are addicted or not, we will want them.
The reason why it is important to know if you ...
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