I can't stop eating.

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Hello! I'm 17, 5´4 and weigh 185 pounds. I really, really want to lose weight. I'm tired of being chubby, tired and ugly. I can't exercise as much as id like due to heart issues but I desperately want to drop 40 pounds. The only problem I have is I can't stop eating. I know it sounds stupid but I always feel the need to eat. Sweets and carbs and junk. I swear I don't want to, I want to be healthy and eat natural foods. I want to be healthy and feel good about my body. I just get stressed and eat and eat and eat. I've tried eating healthy for awhile now and every time I do, I end up getting stressed and pigging out. I don't want to eat. I feel horrible every time I do. What do I do? I feel like I've tried everything.

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    Whenever I think of dieting and loosing weight I get so stressed out and eat even more. So I understand you. But I don't know what to advise apart from suggesting getting a professional advise. Since you have heart problem you might benefit from a particular diet&exercise. Good luck!

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    hi MIchaela

    You are young, go see your doctor or practise nurse for advice. It is so much easier to diet with support like that. I lost weight with the help of the nurse, she gave me advice, then i came back regularly for weight check and more advice.

    You can do it! GO FOR IT GIRL! YOU'RE WORTH IT - AS THE SAY!!!!

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    This is me! I drink water and eat protein, veggies, etc. Then after a few days I'm craving the carbs and sugar and go crazy! I know better and it's not right! There's no magic pill, it takes planning and motivation. Exercise is important but it doesn't have to be strenuous. Going for a walk is great for our bodies. What we eat is the 'bigger' piece of losing weight.

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    If you eat and eat and eat vegetables and more vegetables, you won't gain much weight (if any), so try eating lots of them instead of junk food.

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    I suggest if you want to lose weight that you don't bother with any of the fad diets, some of which are expensive; just eat less! Only eat when you are hungry, not when you are stressed, and reduce your portions which will result in your stomach shrinking so that you will feel satisfied with eating less food and you should feel hungry less often. Not everyone has a balanced diet, for whatever reason, and eating less may result in a less balanced diet so I take multi-vitamins and minerals as an insurance. An advantage of eating less is you can in theory eat what you like, and as a mood eater myself, this is an advantage. But to be sensible about this, I do try to eat healthily as much as possible, as well as having treats like eating out or a takeaway or 'junk food' sometimes, but not often!

    I feel the article in today's Patient.info e-mail about research that says supplements are not much use for your health, concentrated on people on balanced diets but what about those like myself, who are not on a balanced diet, in order to lose weight - surely they would need to take vitamins and minerals?

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    Hi,

    I wanted to reply to let you know that I am finishing up my master's degree in Clinical Nutrition & Integrative Health. If you're interested, I'm looking for 'mock clients' to help me fulfill my requirements for school. At the same time, you could benefit from some nutrition education as well.

    It would be a one time meeting through Skype with some paperwork to fill out.

    If you would like more details, you can email me at cmetz@muih.edu

    Carrie

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