It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Diet & Nutrition Message Board

  • Scared to gain the weight back.

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 09-06-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
    samteri
    Member
    (female)
     
    samteri's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: Saskatoon, SK
    Posts: 59
    samteri HB User
    Question Scared to gain the weight back.

    Good morning!

    I am 20 years old, & I have lost 25 lbs in the past few months. I went from 140ish to 115ish (I am 5'2.5). I am happy with where I am at, but I am terrified to gain it back.

    I go running a lot, & I'll admit, my eating habits have changed a lot.

    There would be days where I would eat very little, or days where I would eat more, but then feel super guilty about it.

    My meals usually look like this:

    Breakfast:

    Bowl of dry cereal or Toast w/ Jelly
    Coffee w/ Coffee Mate

    Lunch:

    Salad Kit (Asian, Pear, Apple, Southern.. all sorts of variety)

    Supper:

    Differs a lot.. depending on work & time.. usually salad, rice, or a wrap.

    For snacks I like corn on the cob, whatever fruit I have, dry cereal or crackers. & I have an XL Caramel Cafe Mocha from Tims daily (it's my obsession.)

    I am just so scared I am going to gain the weight back.. any tips & advice to help me overcome this fear? I have suffered from an ED in my highschool years, & I do not want to go back to that. I do, however want to stay how I am for my confidence has sky rocketed big time.

    Thank you!

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 09-06-2011, 03:44 PM   #2
    JohnR41
    Senior Veteran
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Florida, U.S.A.
    Posts: 2,493
    JohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB User
    Re: Scared to gain the weight back.

    What do you eat for protein? Are you getting enough? Eating a normal amount of lean protein will help to curb your appetite for starches. And it is starches that most people worry about when it comes to weight gain. I think if you eat a good balanced diet, with lots of healthy foods, there will be nothing to fear.

    You mentioned a "wrap" and I assume that has some protein, but I'm thinking it might not be enough.

     
    Old 09-06-2011, 03:56 PM   #3
    Jome
    Member
    (male)
     
    Jome's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2011
    Location: UK
    Posts: 58
    Jome HB UserJome HB UserJome HB User
    Re: Scared to gain the weight back.

    Well done I can fully understand why you wish to stay as you are.

    Whilst you were thorough in talking us through your diet you do not mention the proportion of carbs (rice bread etc and is it brown or white ) in your meals.

    Also what proportion of your food is composed of fruit?

    Please advise so I can be specific in the advice I give.

    Don't worry... if you consider your eating habits to be not a diet, but a lifestyle of eating, it will be much easier to subconsciously consider eating for life not being on "A DIET" which is thought of as a way of eating for a period of time only.

    Don't use the word diet ever!

    Speak soon

     
    Old 09-07-2011, 07:36 AM   #4
    samteri
    Member
    (female)
     
    samteri's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: Saskatoon, SK
    Posts: 59
    samteri HB User
    Re: Scared to gain the weight back.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JohnR41 View Post
    What do you eat for protein? Are you getting enough? Eating a normal amount of lean protein will help to curb your appetite for starches. And it is starches that most people worry about when it comes to weight gain. I think if you eat a good balanced diet, with lots of healthy foods, there will be nothing to fear.

    You mentioned a "wrap" and I assume that has some protein, but I'm thinking it might not be enough.
    I don't eat as much proteins as I used too.. when I do, it would be with suppers, such as chicken or somesort. I usually have Fava pita wraps, so I should switch it up for chicken or beef..

     
    Old 09-07-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
    samteri
    Member
    (female)
     
    samteri's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: Saskatoon, SK
    Posts: 59
    samteri HB User
    Re: Scared to gain the weight back.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jome View Post
    Well done I can fully understand why you wish to stay as you are.

    Whilst you were thorough in talking us through your diet you do not mention the proportion of carbs (rice bread etc and is it brown or white ) in your meals.

    Also what proportion of your food is composed of fruit?

    Please advise so I can be specific in the advice I give.

    Don't worry... if you consider your eating habits to be not a diet, but a lifestyle of eating, it will be much easier to subconsciously consider eating for life not being on "A DIET" which is thought of as a way of eating for a period of time only.

    Don't use the word diet ever!

    Speak soon
    I try not to say "diet!" I personally do not like that word!!

    My cereal in the mornings are usually a decent size. I can't go through the day if I had just a mini bowl of cereal. & this go round has been eating mini wheats. Just dry, for I don't have any milk in the townhouse as of right now. I don't measure it, but the bowl is fairly large. It is in the morning where I get majority of my daily carbs.

    I try to buy as much fruit as I can, but it can get so expensive! Today I have oranges in my lunch.

    My rice is usually just white, & not a huge portion either.. I don't like to measure, because I know I will end up getting obsessive over it, & that is what I am trying to avoid. I am scared I am going to go back to my old, unhealthy ways of counting calories & feeling guilty.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Questions about weight gain and working out malexandra Diet & Nutrition 2 07-11-2011 01:07 PM
    Need to gain weight... calories question? silvercity09 Diet & Nutrition 1 07-02-2009 11:38 PM
    help to gain weight icyspice Diet & Nutrition 2 03-06-2009 11:39 PM
    Can drinking too much water cause you to gain weight? greenfairy84 Diet & Nutrition 8 04-21-2006 11:50 AM
    Weight Gain and the scale... ShadyGUnit4Ever Diet & Nutrition 5 09-26-2005 08:30 AM
    need to gain weight.. vschon Diet & Nutrition 2 06-29-2005 06:44 PM
    Trying to gain some weight the healthy way pjlc Diet & Nutrition 5 02-21-2005 08:04 PM
    Wanting to gain weight after serious illness MariaS. Diet & Nutrition 4 04-21-2004 10:00 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:29 PM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!