hi, I don't know if you answer questions like these, I'm not even sure this will make sense or turn out as a question.. but lately I've been really upset about my weight, not that I'm like overweight, but I don't feel like I'm skinny enough.. so I go on these "starving periods" like I won't eat anything for like a week, just drink water.. I guess that's bad.. I don't exactly know what I'm looking for.. Maybe that it's okay? or I should try something different to lose weight? I don't know.. :/
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I think you need to focus less on your exterior and more on why you have this attitude with food. Why is it that the only way you can feel in control is when you’re depriving yourself? This is not a long term way to lose weight, it can be damaging to your body, and I hope you can see that doing that for the rest of your life would be crazy so something needs to change. How do I know? Because I have the exact same mentality with food, particularly when things get a bit hectic. I’m better know, but when I was younger it was really, really bad. You need to get out of this cycle now before it becomes like a pattern in your lifestyle that becomes etched into your brain permanently.
The best way to stay slim is to calorie count, exercise within reason, and keep a stable food regime a consistent part of your life instead of yo-yoing like you are right now. The reason yo-yo diets are so dangerous is that yes, you can drop a lot of weight, but the faster you lose it the easier it is to put it all (and more) back on. But first, please consider that you need to work on you and having a really exciting, healthy relationship with food and the weightloss will soon follow. Eat all day long, but make sure you eat the right things. Never skip a meal. Try to eat as much fruit and veg as you can, because they will never make you gain weight. Try not to let yourself get too hungry. Do not replace meals with water or you will need to go to the bathroom all the time and your immune system and digestive system and metabolism will all slow down. It’s not hard to get on track once you do - and please do not obsess with weighing yourself. The scales provide a number, but every body is different and what you see when you look in the mirror or try on some nice clothes is far more important than what scales can show you.
I hope this helped.