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Feeling guilty....

S: 14st8lb C: 13st8lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 1st0lb(6.86%)
Ive been trying really hard to loose weight lately and it seems to be working, but the thing is, is I think theres a problem....lets take today for example, I had a buiscut and a engery shake for lunch and now, hours later I have has a bowl of pasta, I feel really guilty about eating the pasta, almost as if im going to balloon because I've eaten one small thing..I'm afraid of this becoming an addiction and it might affect how much I eat and how much energy I get into my body...does anyone have any ideas why I feel this way when I eat?
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S: 17st4lb C: 14st11lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 2st7lb(14.46%)
Hi there!

I understand exactly how you feel. I had same emotions in the past so know how you're feeling and why you're feeling guilty.

I think a big part of my guilt was not knowing truly what my daily calorie intake should have been per day and roughly what calories my food stuff contained.

Planning is another biggie.... perhaps planning one day at a time, setting out your menu. I find it useful to know when & what I"m eating to avoid guilty moments.

If you're desperately in need of snacking on food, have protein in stead. Having carbs can play havoc with your blood sugar levels, resulting in more urges to scoff anything in sight - resulting in more guilt.

What energy shakes are you having and for what reason ie. food replacement shake? Perhaps that is not what you as a person need - perhaps a well planned meal is what you're really in need of? I have never been able to have meal replacement shakes - they just end up leaving me hungry after a short period and I end up binging and on many occasions - vomiting up my food due to the guilt.

I don't think that you should worry about it becoming an addiction, but I would suggest you take the time to think what sort of diet will suit you long term. That way, you can be positively focussed and enjoy all the foods that you like.
It is no good to exclude the foods you love and then feeling bad when you have them.

Have a look at this website to find out what calories you should aim to eat every day. Calorie Calculator - Daily Caloric Needs

I am rambling on a bit here, but I do hope that my reply helps even just a little bit.

Feel free to pm me if you want to chat.

S: 17st4lb C: 14st11lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 2st7lb(14.46%)
Me again! :p

I just spotted on your information bit that your aim is "eating less food..."

Remember, you have to eat to lose the weight. Our bodies are so complexed, they know exactly when we're up to no good! Treat it kindly and the results will show without much effort!

If I can help you with anything, please let me know. I hope I don't come across as a "know it all" ... just been there and done that. I know how bloody hard it is!! :wave_cry:

1. Eat less food ... You HAVE to eat to lose the weight
2. Stop Snacking... You can snack, but chose your snacks wisely. Perhaps you're a snacky type of person, so why deprive yourself?
3. Eat right amount.... check out the calculator - SUPER HANDY!!

S: 14st8lb C: 13st8lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 1st0lb(6.86%)
you dont come accross as a know it all at all, ive taken on board everything that you have said and I understand what you mean now...And I dont feel as guilty for eating that pasta now...

I also feel it may be because im at the begining of my weight loss and my friend told me when she was loosing weight, the begining was the worst part!!

Thanks for you advice, it means alot and it has helped to me understand where I am going wrong with my dieting...
S: 17st4lb C: 14st11lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 2st7lb(14.46%)
Yip, beginning is hard - getting the mind set right is a pain in the artichoke!

I have just posted this on another thread - perhaps it will help you a little bit....

"I was getting a bit stuck the past few weeks and then checked out the calorie calculator. I stuck to it last week and lost 5 lbs.

I also see a dietitian - she suggested the following which has been the best advice anyone has ever shared with me....

1. you can have carbs & protein for brekkie and lunch ie. omelette with cheese and ham plus (add side salad if having for lunch)
Evening meal must exclude carbs.

2. NO REFINED white flour & sugar. I have cut out biscuits, cakes and white bread, but love a bit of dark choccie. Occasionally have a few Oreo's with a cuppa.

3. NO CARB snacks - have raw nuts instead or fruit

4. ONLY 3 fruits a day! They contain a lot of sugar.

5. Do not to eat after 7pm.

I try to walk for 45 mins every day. Just about to join a gym to tone up as I know it will also help change my shape."

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