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How to stop binging when you have bulimia and are on low cal diet?

How to stop binging when you have bulimia and are on low cal diet?

Distract yourself: I recommend getting some exercise and trying meditation. Become a mindful eater who focuses on every bite, eating slowly and fully enjoying the experience. Remind yourself of the long-term benefits of not binging and purging. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What to do if I have binged for two weeks straight after 2 weeks very low cal diet following a breakup and I can't stop?

What to do if I have binged for two weeks straight after 2 weeks very low cal diet following a breakup and I can't stop?

A common prob.: think of it as a learning experience on what habits are not working, what cues, what thoughts are underlying eating habits. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet maybe helpful, certainly entertaining (which is probably very important if sadness is a trigger). ...Read more

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Can't lose weight I tried everything, low calorie diet (I lose 4 kilo's and I stop losing); I checked my hormones everything is normal; I'm 109 kilos!

Can't lose weight I tried everything, low calorie diet (I lose 4 kilo's and I stop losing); I checked my hormones everything is normal; I'm 109 kilos!

No quick fix: Success weight loss will require a life style modification, take in less calories than you consume, eat low calorie diet, avoid high energy carbs and fats, read about healthy diet habits or see a Dietition , do exercise an hour daily if you can , eat more frequent but small meals, eat vegetables and salads, if you have tried all , see a medical weight loss person or a Bariatric surgeon to discuss! ...Read more

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On low cal diet. What are some safe protein shakes I should try?

On low cal diet. What are some safe protein shakes I should try?

Most : Available protein shakes are safe. Compare nutritional contents and then try a few different ones to see which you like best. ...Read more

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I was on low cal diet for 3 weeks to lose weight average 800 cal per day, i increased cal to 1200 could this increase my weight?

I was on low cal diet for 3 weeks to lose weight average 800 cal per day, i increased cal to 1200 could this increase my weight?

Weight loss: I cannot answer this question effectively because i don't know how many calories you spend in a day. If you spend less than 1200 kal/day, then you may end up gaining. If you spend more than that, then you will continue in the weight loss mode. Overall, i don't find this approach of starvation diets to be helpful, but this is beyond the scope of this question. ...Read more

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Feels like lump in throat when swallowing saliva or food. No pain nausea fever Had some ear aches severl months but not now On low cal diet what is it?

Feels like lump in throat when swallowing saliva or food. No pain nausea fever Had some ear aches severl months but not now On low cal diet what is it?

Globus: Some people complains about this sort of sensation, may need to have a ENT specialist take a look at you or your primary care . ...Read more

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Can a low calorie diet affect your period?

Can a low calorie diet affect your period?

Yes: A consistently low calorie diet leading to significant and/or rapid weight loss can cause the body's hormonal balance to become disrupted. It is not uncommon for someone who is significantly underweight or who has lost weight very rapidly to experience amenorrhea, or the absence of menstruation. ...Read more

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Can eating a low calorie diet effect your period?

Can eating a low calorie diet effect your period?

Menstrual cycle: Yes. Anorexia is a cause of abnormal period, very low calorie diet might cause the same symptoms. Please consult a dietitian before doing a low calorie regimen. ...Read more

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Can a low calorie diet can slow down weight loss?

Can a low calorie diet can slow down weight loss?

Low calorie diet: Low calorie diets are 800-1000cal/day with small meals every 2-3 hours r very effective. People consuming fewer than this may decrease their resting metabolism rate over time since too few calories appears like starvation, causing the body to slow its metabolism rate. Weight loss centers measure resting metabolism rate to help develop a program right for your metabolism & monitor muscle loss. ...Read more

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How are low-carbs diet vs low-calorie diet different?

How are low-carbs diet vs low-calorie diet different?

Protein: Low carbohydrate diets tend to emphasize higher amounts of protein to get into 'ketosis' (not the same as keto-acidosis). This is a 'fat-burning' state. Low carb diets must be low-calorie as well, however, to work. Low calorie-diets alone simply lower overall calorie intake but those calories could be in the form of carbohydrates, protein or fat. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more