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I just recovered from Binge Eating Disorder (YAY!), and I would like to loose some weight. I am currently 148 pounds, and would like to get to about 120- 125 pounds. I have come up with this meal plan, and am wondering if it is ok.<br><br><br><br>
Breakfast:<br><br>
1 whole grain bar (with either almonds or peanuts)<br><br>
1 fruit<br><br>
1 cup of soy milk<br><br><br><br>
Lunch:<br><br>
Vegetable smoothie- Lots of lettuce and celery, 1/2 of a carrot, a bit of fruit, and water.<br><br>
1/2 a protein bar<br><br>
1 cup soy milk<br><br><br><br>
Snack:<br><br>
1 Fruit<br><br><br><br>
Supper:<br><br>
Vegetable smoothie- same as above<br><br>
1 garden burger (just the patty)<br><br><br><br>
Desert/snack:<br><br>
1 Fruit<br><br><br><br>
I drink about 8- 12 cups of water a day, and exercise for at least 20 min. almost everyday.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Mandy
 

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if you are in recovery for an eating disorder you have a doctor or nutritionist, right? you should ask them.<br><br><br><br>
how tall are you?
 

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I have been on a waiting list for 6 months to see a nutritionist, and I haven't seen one yet.<br><br>
I'm 5'6 1/2. The reason why I want to get down to 125 is because that's what I was before I got the eating disorder.
 

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maybe your body is telling you that the weight you are at now is where it is supposed to be?<br><br><br><br>
try eating healthy, well-balanced meals with exercise and see where that takes you before trying to lose weight.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mandy016</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have been on a waiting list for 6 months to see a nutritionist, and I haven't seen one yet.<br><br>
I'm 5'6 1/2. The reason why I want to get down to 125 is because that's what I was before I got the eating disorder.</div>
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you need to let the numbers go, honey. your body will settle in at a weight that's comfortable for it eventually- the ED messed with your metabolism, and you should stop messing with it as well.
 

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Maybe I shouldn't have put that whole weight loss thing in my first post. I'm not sure how to eat healthy, and I need some help with meal planning. I have only stopped binging a few days ago, and would like to get back on track with healthy eating.
 

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First of all I agree with purpelle that you should be talking to your nutritionist/doctor before starting any weight loss plan since you had an eating disorder. That being said, in case you decide not to do that, your meal plan needs a lot of help! I'm no expert, but protein bars and such do not make a meal. They make a snack, and usually not a very good one.<br><br><br><br>
My advice would be to leave the fruit, soymilk, and smoothie, but replace the bars with some real food. Add cereal to your breakfast, have a bean, rice, and veggie wrap for lunch, or anything with substance. Instead of having another veggie/water smoothie with dinner, why not have a big salad on the side? Or some steamed veggies? Also, one veggie burger minus the bun does not make dinner. Based on your meal plan, you would have NO grains for the day. Have the burger on the bun with some real food on the side. Also, add some snacks in between your meals, fruit, vegs and hummus, dried fruit, a handful of nuts, rice cakes and pb are all healthy low-cal choices. You should be eating MULTIPLE servings of grains, vegs, fruit, beans, and nuts every day. You must eat real food to have energy and build muscle (and thus lose weight the healthy way).<br><br><br><br>
Like I said, I'm not that great at this. But maybe try making a new, healthier, meal plan based on some of what I said, and some of the real experts on this forum will help you. But, no one is going to help you with a starvation diet, which is exactly what you posted. Maybe google vegan food pyramid to get an idea of the type/amount of food you should be eating. I hope this helped!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mandy016</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Maybe I shouldn't have put that whole weight loss thing in my first post. I'm not sure how to eat healthy, and I need some help with meal planning. I have only stopped binging a few days ago, and would like to get back on track with healthy eating.</div>
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then forget the meal planning. eat when you are hungry- stop when you are full.<br><br><br><br>
you only stoped binging a few days ago? you need time to heal. let the weight thing go and eat fruit, fresh veggies, whole grains and beans, nuts and seeds.
 

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Thanks.<br><br>
Yeah, I have been just trying to work with what I've got, because I live with my Mom most of the time who is a 'meat and potatoes' kind of eater. She dose not have allot of Vegetarian friendly foods. When I am at my Dads place, he is a very healthy vegetarian, so the food is allot better.
 

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in the gentlest way possible:<br><br><br><br>
you aren't recovered just because you have stopped bingeing, fyi. like any addiction, the temptation is always there. for today, eat healthy meals. one day at a time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
you need to see a doctor.it's not a vegetarian issue- speak to your parents about a support group at least.
 

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I wouldn't aim at a "weight". If you are exercising and eating properly, your body will natural adjust to YOUR prefect body.<br><br><br><br>
It's great to see you want to be healthy, and now all you need is a plan on how to acheive that and follow thru. The first plan is calorie restrictive which will set you up to binge, which is exactly what you don't want!<br><br><br><br>
You seem to lean towards raw food, which are fantastically nutrious food! Your day should look something like this.....and you're not allowed to measure!<br><br><br><br>
Breakfast -citrus fruit -or green smoothie -as much as you want<br><br>
Mid-Morning -bananas -as many as you want<br><br>
Lunch -Huge salad (and I do mean huge - at least a head of lettuce, iceburg doesn't count) with in season fresh veggies -top with healthy fats like avacado, raw sunflower seeds and your choice of dressings (olive oil based, tahini, etc).<br><br>
Mid-day -fruit or raw veggies slices, feel free to add a "dip" raw guacamole, raw almond butter, tahini<br><br>
Dinner -you can find raw recipes online -stuffed portabellas, spaghetti marinara (spaghetti is spiralized squash), stir-unfry, etc<br><br>
PM Snack -raw nuts (pre-soaked) or sliced veggies and dip.<br><br><br><br>
With raw foods, you can eat more quantity. Be sure to eat plenty of fats during the day and eat often to avoid hunger. Some people transitioning into raw foods may feel hungry and eat flax crackers, dried fruits, nuts and seeds which really help during the beginning.<br><br><br><br>
Like I said it looks like you lean towards raw, but if you would prefer some cooked, whole foods ideas I have those too.<br><br><br><br>
Be sure to exercise a MINIMUM of 20 minutes 3x weekly. Weight bearing exercise will help you to sculpt your body quickly.<br><br><br><br>
Do a search on raw food forums for more information.<br><br><br><br>
Once you get to a support group, you will be able to accomplish so much more.
 
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