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#1 Old 03-20-2014, 06:04 PM
 
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I have problems about my weight and others telling me how skinny I've becomed. My brain tells me that grain isn't healthy and that I put on weight because of it. I want to get full and stay healthy in a way, but I hate to go up in weight. I don't actually know what to eat to be satisfied with myself, but I do love food. If I don't eat often I'll get up in weight anyway. I eat almonds, soy, chia seeds to get complex proteins, so I avoid rice, bread and pasta. Is that very stupid? I love eating bananas and dates even there are calories in them, but those are something I'm not able to give up. I eat berries, broccoli, potatoes, tofu, gluten-free vegan burgers, vegan hot dogs, crispbread, avocado, almond butter, mushrooms, aubergine and yeah. I'm not using coconut oil very often, because that isn't good for the veins. Trying to stay away from bad fat also. I'm going to a clinic nutritionist, but do you have any ideas about what I should eat more and why?

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#2 Old 03-20-2014, 06:44 PM
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I think it is a good idea to see a nutritionist .... I stay away from certain foods too because they upset my tummy I get severe cramps from beans and broccoli so I avoid them ..... pasta and rice I eat plenty of also a lot of potatoes which I love also corn and peas never gained weight from them and I eat bananas and dates or add them into smoothies ..... I am told I am waif like I used to care but after my last check up my doctor said I'm small boned and I'm healthy ..... I'm no doctor but I think if you think your fat and you're not that's ED but if your going to a nutritionist then at least your doing something
healthy for yourself and the nutrionist will let you know if your eating enough for your age/height/weight and activities like exercise. Good luck ! smiley.gif
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I suffered from an eating disorder (and still do, EDNOS - anorexic leaning) and I really advise that you please tell your doctor/nutritionist/mental health support/whatever you have about your fear foods, if you haven't already! I think a good psychologist/counsellor is vital for recovery, and truly helped me with my fear of the exact same things you are scared of! I still have my moments of relapse, but rice, pastas, breads, etc. make great bases for filling meals! Of course they aren't necessary to keep on weight, but you really need to tell your support team what's going on, take care of yourself!
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#4 Old 12-05-2014, 06:33 AM
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you should see someone about your eating disorder.

For what its worth, I eat grain, and fat, and I am thin as a rail. I write what I eat in the "what did you eat vegetarian today" thread.... I average about 1800 calories a day.
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I've battled with ED on and off throughout my life, and know how hopeless and devastating it can be. I'm glad you're consulting professional help, as none of us here can do that for you. Good luck!
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#6 Old 02-28-2015, 12:18 AM
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If you are active then eating grains will not make you put on weight so don't worry about that...

Just exercise and eat enough calories/ protein: soya/ tofu/ lentils/ pasta/ rice are good staples to build up from
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#7 Old 04-16-2015, 03:16 AM
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First consult a nutritionist and then make a list of healthy and balanced diet and exercise regularly. You'll surely overcome all your problems.
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I have problems about my weight and others telling me how skinny I've becomed. My brain tells me that grain isn't healthy and that I put on weight because of it. I want to get full and stay healthy in a way, but I hate to go up in weight. I don't actually know what to eat to be satisfied with myself, but I do love food. If I don't eat often I'll get up in weight anyway. I eat almonds, soy, chia seeds to get complex proteins, so I avoid rice, bread and pasta. Is that very stupid? I love eating bananas and dates even there are calories in them, but those are something I'm not able to give up. I eat berries, broccoli, potatoes, tofu, gluten-free vegan burgers, vegan hot dogs, crispbread, avocado, almond butter, mushrooms, aubergine and yeah. I'm not using coconut oil very often, because that isn't good for the veins. Trying to stay away from bad fat also. I'm going to a clinic nutritionist, but do you have any ideas about what I should eat more and why?
I recommend reading the book, The Starch Solution by John McDougall. He actually dispels the idea that grains make you fat (because they don't). When eating things like potatoes, corn, rice, etc. we actually don't convert it into fat (which is what makes us gain weight. If you ate double the calories you eat in one day, added 3 oz of pure sugar & 4 grams of fat daily, you would need to keep this diet up for 4 months to gain 1 pound of fat. Under eating in carbs and grains actually causes people to binge more often, which is what really causes weight gain, along with excessive amounts of fat. Grains and complex carbohydrates are your friend
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#9 Old 04-15-2017, 01:00 AM
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Limiting starches and sugars are ways to lose weight
That's the DAS Diet
Welcome to VeggieBoards!

I haven't yet heard of the DAS Diet. Do you mean the DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension)?
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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