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I have trouble loosing weight because I have a difficulty controlling my eating habits. Any tips?

I am an average weight teen but I feel like I need to get in shape and tone up my body. Not to mention, loose some weight along the way. However, I’m having trouble. I can’t seem to manage my eating habits–literally, I feel as if my eating has been spiraling out of control.
I’ve been trying to go on a diet for the past couple of weeks and trying eat healthy but I always get distracted by so-called “sweets”. Sure, one is enough, but its hard controlling myself because my mind plays these tricks on me. Like if I eat one bite my mind will go “oh well, maybe start the diet tomorrow” and I would completely devour the whole case of cookies or cake or bag of candy, etc. But it’s all a continuous process. How do I get rid of this problem? Any suggestions?

Thanks! =]

PS. Most of the time when I eat, I become guilty afterwards; but I don’t seem to gain weight quickly. Although, I’d still like to loose a few pounds. How do I get rid of this annoying habit that I have?
I mean the foods I choose off hand are not exactly terribly unhealthly. Nothing too “junky” like chips, soda, etc. I tend to eat massive amounts of cookies and cake and lots of baked goods but thats about it.
It’s not that I myself purchase sweets but its rather my household because my siblings eat these types of things but not exactly MASSIVE amounts like myself. So its hard for me to really not be around foods like that.

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12 Responses to “I have trouble loosing weight because I have a difficulty controlling my eating habits. Any tips?”

  1. flamfive24 said :

    Well, you can leave post it notes on the packaging saying NO. EATING THIS WILL MAKE YOU FAT. Every time you try and pick up sweets just think of how good your body could look if you didn’t eat them. Just do this a couple of times for about a week and you will crave them less and less.

  2. tomorjerry said :

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  3. George S said :

    You have no idea how similar your problem is to mine
    In 6 Months i gained over 50 pounds But it doesnt show
    I cant stop putting food in my mouth

    Try just drinking
    (Not achohol)
    Sodas and etc and after you finished drinking,
    Wait 45 Minutes and do 50 Jumping-Jax and you will loose weight and it will help you stop your eating

    Just remember every time your going into that fridge
    You could be killing your self
    Good Luck

  4. Jackie said :

    instead of snacking on a bag of candy, try snacking on nuts, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds.

    ok. im sorry – but how do i get a thumbs down when im suggesting a legitimate way to eat healthier?

  5. Y0ung Prodigy said :

    i used to have your problem so this is what i did. first, make sure you don’t eat after 7pm and make sure you eat a huge breakfast. to stop yourself from eating late, just brush your teeth and that should make it hard for you to eat. next, make sure you exercise daily and walk after dinner. to really kill the habit, try fasting for like a 3 weeks or a month where you can’t eat anything until like 5pm and then eat. then eventually you would be able to go through out the day controlling your eating habits. good luck

  6. mpolvi said :

    Don’t buy the “sweets” to begin with.

  7. dieseldadd said :

    Self discipline is a tough thing, but there’s just no substitute. As a former VERY AVID bicycle rider and racer, and as a mental health professional with 20+ years experience, now retired, I can offer you that advice from both the personal and professional perspective. God Bless you.

  8. May L said :

    ask the dont buy it
    but it your mom or dad or who ever does that makes it hard

    the best thing u can do it get some thing sweet like frozen fruit
    and just go in another room keep your self away from 3 4 weeks once u stop eating it your body stop craving it

  9. wendy_da_goodlil_witch said :

    substitute a healthy food for the sweets. fresh fruit is very sweet. or hold the piece of candy or cookie in your mouth without chewing it for a few minutes. that tricks your brain into thinking you’ve eaten more than you have. if you really can’t control it, don’t buy it. don’t have anything around that will tempt you. it’s more than just weight, it’s cardiovascular health, risk of cancer or diabetes or other diseases that can come from eating the wrong things.

  10. hannabus_16 said :

    i understand perfectly…i have the same problemand over a long period of time those eating habits can become nasty…the only help i can give you is….stick to a diet even if it’s hard, if it helps keep a food journal of all the things you’ve eaten, count calories grams of fat a day or something like that…but what i would do first is not to have a goal for the first day…just eat like you would regularly and count the carbs, calories, or grams of fat you consume on a daily basis and set your goal from there….It’s hard but if its ard you know it will work if you stick to it!!! Good Luck!!

  11. The Princess said :

    I think that a large reason many people dieting fail is because of the FEAR of failure. The fear of failure is what makes you give up completely when you’ve had a few cookies, and then compel you to eat the entire case.
    Try not to think of it as a DIET. Think of it as your new lifestyle. Your new lifestyle includes eating healthier and exercising. But realisitically, if you are going to make this your LIFESTYLE you needn’t completely BAN any specific food. You shouldnt put it in your head that you can NEVER eat cookies and sweets because then you’ll be even more inclined to do so, and to binge. Allow yourself a small treat every day. Keep it small though. If you should happen to overindulge, as SOON as you realize you are doing it, start over. Why wait until the next day? For example, let’s say you mean to eat TWO cookies. Instead, you find that you have eaten FIVE. Before you may have said “oh forget it NOW, i’ve already messed up I might as well eat the rest and start tomorrow” BANISH this thinking. Instead say “well I’ve eaten five cookie where I meant to eat two. RIGHT now, I’m starting over. I’m putting the cookies away and continuing on with my healthy lifestyle” DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP for setbacks! Setbacks are always going to happen but they neednt hold you back! You can do it! Best of luck!

  12. SquiggleJay said :

    I have the same problem. This is what has been working for me:

    1. Eat more often. You should be eating a small meal or healthy snack every 2 to 3 hours. Example: a piece of whole-wheat bread with a tablespoon of peanut butter, or a piece of fruit, or a handful of dried fruit and nuts

    2. Don’t deprive yourslf of sweets. If it’s “forbidden” you only want it more. Instead, pay attention to the serving size on the package. It also helps to serve your snacks and meals in style: I got small martini glasses that only hold about 1/4 cup, and I use them to serve icecream instead of a big bowl. I also have cute, tiny plates I use for meals. It helps me control my portions.

    3. After you take out the food you’re going to eat, seal the package with tape, and put it away. If it’s too hard to open, and out of sight, you’re less likely to go back for seconds.

    4. Don’t give up on the day if you slip up. Just cut a few calories from the rest of your meals that day. Eat 1 or 2 bites less of everything.

    Many health professionals agree that “grazing”, or eating many small meals throughout the day instead of just 2 or 3 large ones, is healthier for you and easier on your digestive system. Spreading your calories out evenly throughout the day helps keep your blood sugar levels stable, so you won’t feel famished and gorge on things that aren’t good for you.


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