Structured Eating ??

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KeyToCourage
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Structured Eating ??

I have heard several people talk about following thier structured diet plan for the day, but I do not know what the plan is... Wher do you guys find this outline to develope a "normal" eating schedule? that might help me.

JoBlogs
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Heya hunny, I can only tell

Heya hunny,
I can only tell you about my experience of it. I hope it helps:
The first thing I had to do is look at my schedule, then fit food kind of around it so I ate 3 meals & 3 snacks each day, never more than 3 hours apart.
initially all I had to do was eat something at these times, It didnt matter what or how much, & make sure I did not eat inbetween. I soon got to the point when I was starting to look forward to my food time & was starting to get really hungry in between.
After that I worked on eating decent food at meal times - making sure I was getting enough food to start to feel less hungry which in turn reduced the urge to binge. I also had to make sure I did not restrict (the hardest bit for me). This meant I often had the same thing for breakfast & lunch, then a meal with my family at tea time. Then I made sure that at tea time I had to eat more than my 6 year old :S
After that I started to slowly introduce small portions of foods that i found really hard.
I am on week 27. I used to vomit 25+ times a week. Now Im down to emotional b/ps maybe 1-3times a week. Massive improvement. I know if i stop restricting I will be able to stop most of the ed behaviour......
Thats my next challenge :S
Good luck with this, ill be thinking of you
xxx

Jo
xxx

Anna_L
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Everytime I fall off the

Everytime I fall off the structured eating plan I revert to bulimic behavior.

It have found it to be really helpful to make sure I eat little meals all day so I never feel hungry which leads to binge thoughts.

I am back on a structured eating plan for about a week now. doing well.
Sending good thoughts your way!

I am stronger than yesterday

chelsi323
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Hey there! I just got out of

Hey there!
I just got out of treatment, and this is what my nutritionist suggested for me:

3 meals a day, with 1 startch, 1 protein, and 1 fruit or veggie
1-3 snacks depending on hunger level (i usually eat 2-3 snacks a day), and snacks can be just a peice of fruit or granola bar, or can be up to 2 things, like i love eating cheerios with no milk and having yogurt with it, so that i have a protein and a carb.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me :)

chelsi323
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For snacks I like fruit,

For snacks I like fruit, protein bars, trail mix, mini bags of popcorn, and yogurt :)

Massachusetts2012
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Hi I'm going shopping

Hi I'm going shopping tomorrow to get my supplies for the week so I can do this structured eatting.
I have to watch my gluten so I need to do gluten free breads starches and other carbs... Thanks for your ideas...
Food scares me so hopefully this will give me some control.

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