Menstruation, dieting, and commitment to not binge - Forums at Psych Central



advertisement
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-10-2018, 02:36 PM #1
seesaw's Avatar
seesaw seesaw is offline
Human
 
Member Since: Apr 2014
Location: Home
Posts: 6,362
seesaw seesaw is offline
Human
seesaw's Avatar
seesaw grieving
 
Member Since: Apr 2014
Location: Home
Posts: 6,362 (SuperPoster!)

5 yr Member
771 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Menstruation, dieting, and commitment to not binge

So I have been very successful the last few weeks keeping a healthy diet, with small portions sizes, and keeping my intake to an average of 1500 a day. With my daily exercise, I burn anywhere from 2500-2800 calories a day. Without it, around 2000.

I began menstruating this morning, and the urge for comfort foods is super strong. I guess I can just ignore it until it passes. I do have a food addiction. But I am seriously craving a whole bunch of chocolate. Typical, right? Also craving like mashed potatoes and other carb heavy foods.

I've allowed myself to increase my calories for the day, just acknowledging this is a hard day for me biologically. But I can't decide the best use of those calories and what I can do to satiate my urges without breaking the streak of good habits I've set up. I feel like if I allow myself those foods, it will be like relapsing with binge eating and food addiction.

Maybe the best thing is to just stick to my diet but eat a little more, and still not allow myself the things I'm craving, which I'm addicted to, and which I can live without. Like, I have these little mochi ice cream things for dessert. I have 2 a night. I could allow myself 3 tonight to satiate myself, but wouldn't be terribly breaking anything by doing so. Or maybe I stick to it as usual, and add a little additional half serving of protein with dinner to fill me up?

I really want chocolate right now, and if I could figure out how to manage a portion of what I want without binge eating, I would do that. But I can't. Like I seriously want to buy and eat a whole box of chocolate. Chocolate isn't usually my comfort food, so I know this is the menstruation speaking.

Ug, if I wait too long to decide I'll just end up binge eating anyhow!

So stressed and it's only about food!

Seesaw
__________________


What if I fall? Oh, my dear, but what if you fly?

Primary Dx: C-PTSD and Severe Chronic Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder
Secondary Dx: Generalized Anxiety Disorder with mild Agoraphobia.

Meds I've tried: Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor, Remeron, Elavil, Wellbutrin, Risperidone, Abilify, Prazosin, Paxil, Trazadone, Tramadol, Topomax, Xanax, Propranolol, Valium, Visteril, Vraylar, Selinor, Clonopin, Ambien

Treatments I've done: CBT, DBT, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Talk therapy, psychotherapy, exercise, diet, sleeping more, sleeping less...
seesaw is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote

advertisement
Old 05-10-2018, 03:25 PM #2
unaluna's Avatar
unaluna unaluna is online now
Elder Harridan x-hankster
 
Member Since: Jun 2011
Location: Milan/Michigan
Posts: 31,010
unaluna unaluna is online now
Elder Harridan x-hankster
unaluna's Avatar
unaluna - Lee Van Cleef fangirl
 
Member Since: Jun 2011
Location: Milan/Michigan
Posts: 31,010 (SuperPoster!)

8 yr Member
42.5k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Menstruation, dieting, and commitment to not binge

Ive read you also burn about 200 extra calories a day at this time. For me, this was always followed by "salad days", where i just felt light and flexible again and not that hungry, so i think it balances out. Word has it you are craving magnesium which is found in chocolate and peanuts.
unaluna is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-10-2018, 05:17 PM #3
seesaw's Avatar
seesaw seesaw is offline
Human
 
Member Since: Apr 2014
Location: Home
Posts: 6,362
seesaw seesaw is offline
Human
seesaw's Avatar
seesaw grieving
 
Member Since: Apr 2014
Location: Home
Posts: 6,362 (SuperPoster!)

5 yr Member
771 hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Menstruation, dieting, and commitment to not binge

Quote:
Originally Posted by unaluna View Post
Ive read you also burn about 200 extra calories a day at this time. For me, this was always followed by "salad days", where i just felt light and flexible again and not that hungry, so i think it balances out. Word has it you are craving magnesium which is found in chocolate and peanuts.
Oh that's interesting. I am craving both. Well, I ended up fixing myself something that I like, think of it as an early, dinner, and now that it's dinner time, I'm not hungry. So maybe it was just needing to eat early, I dunno.

It did pass though. I'm glad I didn't go buy an entire box of chocolates!

Seesaw
__________________


What if I fall? Oh, my dear, but what if you fly?

Primary Dx: C-PTSD and Severe Chronic Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder
Secondary Dx: Generalized Anxiety Disorder with mild Agoraphobia.

Meds I've tried: Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor, Remeron, Elavil, Wellbutrin, Risperidone, Abilify, Prazosin, Paxil, Trazadone, Tramadol, Topomax, Xanax, Propranolol, Valium, Visteril, Vraylar, Selinor, Clonopin, Ambien

Treatments I've done: CBT, DBT, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Talk therapy, psychotherapy, exercise, diet, sleeping more, sleeping less...
seesaw is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



 

advertisement

Psych Central Forums

Psych Central is the leading mental health website, overseen by mental health professionals since 1995.

 

Helplines and Lifelines

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .

Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.
Please read the full disclaimer.