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Does anyone else have food issues? Im on slimming world. Ive eaten on point for a month and lost nothing! OK im not moving around as much. But I never go over my syns. This is so hard. Anyone else have problems?
 
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That's a shame. I'm putting on weight fast and not really sure why. Ok, it could be the sleeping and eating.

You need to exercise too, i think just sorting the diet isn't enough, it needs to be both.

I also think losing weight healthily takes time. It is good if it is slow because then it will stay off and it is proper weight loss.
 
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Hi

Are you on any meds that could cause weight gain? I did SW about 14 years ago and didn't do a lot of exercise and still lost but everyone is different. I'm now on WW and although its slower than I like its working for me. I do walk quite a bit now, more for my mental health than anything.
Its very frustrating when you don't lose. Have you had a leader check over what you're eating? Sometimes they can spot something that might be slowing you down.
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Hi

Are you on any meds that could cause weight gain? I did SW about 14 years ago and didn't do a lot of exercise and still lost but everyone is different. I'm now on WW and although its slower than I like its working for me. I do walk quite a bit now, more for my mental health than anything.
Its very frustrating when you don't lose. Have you had a leader check over what you're eating? Sometimes they can spot something that might be slowing you down.
Mx
Im on 200mg sertraline at the moment. I am gradually coming down though. It doesn't work for my bpd symptoms and im just tired on it all the time.
 
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Is dieting safe when you have bpd? I cant seem to stay on one. And have very real urges to eat crap 🤦‍♀️
 
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I have struggled with my weight for a long time. I made it my goal to get to a healthy weight by the end of the year. I've already started dieting and have lost 4-5 kg in the last month and still going strong.

Although I don't have BPD (I'm bipolar), I have heard that BPD often goes hand in hand with eating disorders on both sides of the spectrum, binge eating (overweight) and anorexia. I understand it must be tough in your position to loose weight whilst still maintaing healthy eating habits. In your position it would be best to do so under medical supervision. Consult your doctor/psychiatrist/therapist on how to loose weight in a healthy way. Perhaps they can even refer you to a nutristionist.

Some general tips would be:
-Before you do anything else, make sure to stick to a routine of regular mealtimes. Ensure you are getting plenty of nutrients from all food groups.
- Eliminate snacking in between meals. This is a real pound packer. Its hard but you must exercise self control. I found that I often snacked to allieviate bordom, sadness and stress, so a good place to start would be to find other outlets for these feelings. Exercise, mindfulness, socialising, art hobbies etc.
- Aim for a healthy rate of weight loss this. This would be between 0.5-1kg (1-2lbs) a week. Any faster than that a you will find that you will gain back everything that you lost as soon as you stop dieting; any slower and you won't get any tangible results.
- Do the above by creating a daily calorie deficit of around 500-1000 calories. Any more than that and you will feel tired all the time and cranky.
-Pick a diet that is right for you. Classic calorie restriction is a good one, because it teaches you self-control and ensures that you eat food from all food groups. However, some people may find this difficult to follow, so there are alternatives such as Intermittant Fasting and Keto diets. Again, before you choose, speak to your doctor.
- Incorporate exercise into your daily routine. This is a given and should be done anyway. It will not only help you loose weight, but will improve your mental health dramatically.

I hope this helped.
 
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I have struggled with my weight for a long time. I made it my goal to get to a healthy weight by the end of the year. I've already started dieting and have lost 4-5 kg in the last month and still going strong.

Although I don't have BPD (I'm bipolar), I have heard that BPD often goes hand in hand with eating disorders on both sides of the spectrum, binge eating (overweight) and anorexia. I understand it must be tough in your position to loose weight whilst still maintaing healthy eating habits. In your position it would be best to do so under medical supervision. Consult your doctor/psychiatrist/therapist on how to loose weight in a healthy way. Perhaps they can even refer you to a nutristionist.

Some general tips would be:
-Before you do anything else, make sure to stick to a routine of regular mealtimes. Ensure you are getting plenty of nutrients from all food groups.
- Eliminate snacking in between meals. This is a real pound packer. Its hard but you must exercise self control. I found that I often snacked to allieviate bordom, sadness and stress, so a good place to start would be to find other outlets for these feelings. Exercise, mindfulness, socialising, art hobbies etc.
- Aim for a healthy rate of weight loss this. This would be between 0.5-1kg (1-2lbs) a week. Any faster than that a you will find that you will gain back everything that you lost as soon as you stop dieting; any slower and you won't get any tangible results.
- Do the above by creating a daily calorie deficit of around 500-1000 calories. Any more than that and you will feel tired all the time and cranky.
-Pick a diet that is right for you. Classic calorie restriction is a good one, because it teaches you self-control and ensures that you eat food from all food groups. However, some people may find this difficult to follow, so there are alternatives such as Intermittant Fasting and Keto diets. Again, before you choose, speak to your doctor.
- Incorporate exercise into your daily routine. This is a given and should be done anyway. It will not only help you loose weight, but will improve your mental health dramatically.

I hope this helped.
Thank you for your reply 😁.
You are very right about bpd and eating. Its so powerful to want to eat. It feels painful in my mind if I don't. Its like when you fancy a pack pf crisps. You just have those crisps. If I have those crisps ill have to eat the whole pack whether its a huge bag. Or a pack of 5. Its an impulse thats hard to stop. Everything is magnified with BPD. Anger is ANGER jealousy is JEALOUSY overeating is OVEREATING. Everything is a major drama. Thats how it feels. I cut my finger (bpd lessons the pain receptors so you feel pain less) but its not a cut its a wound and im bleeding to death lol. Trouble is for me these emotions I have are very real. Even if to someone else they are just minor things me its a volcano lol. I laugh but its very tiring.
 
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Thank you for your reply 😁.
You are very right about bpd and eating. Its so powerful to want to eat. It feels painful in my mind if I don't. Its like when you fancy a pack pf crisps. You just have those crisps. If I have those crisps ill have to eat the whole pack whether its a huge bag. Or a pack of 5. Its an impulse thats hard to stop. Everything is magnified with BPD. Anger is ANGER jealousy is JEALOUSY overeating is OVEREATING. Everything is a major drama. Thats how it feels. I cut my finger (bpd lessons the pain receptors so you feel pain less) but its not a cut its a wound and im bleeding to death lol. Trouble is for me these emotions I have are very real. Even if to someone else they are just minor things me its a volcano lol. I laugh but its very tiring.
Again I'm not BPD, but I can relate to some of these things. Aside from bipolar, I have ADHD, which means I can also be prone to impulse. Overeating is something which I have especially struggled with my whole life.

I know it is painful to resist the urges, but let me ask you a question. How does it feel after you demolish that pack of crisps or gorge on food. Do you feel good about yourself? Probably not, quite the opposite in fact. Try and remember that before you act on impulse. Think ahead before you act. Let reason be your master.
 
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I had to stop because every time I diet I end up just eating nothing and over exercising, underweight, and seriously ill. I don't even bother weighing myself anymore I just work out a few times a week and eat reasonably. Otherwise I get out of hand :p
 
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I had to stop because every time I diet I end up just eating nothing and over exercising, underweight, and seriously ill. I don't even bother weighing myself anymore I just work out a few times a week and eat reasonably. Otherwise I get out of hand :p
I get this. I am an all or nothing. I eat to excess or I try to not eat to excess.
 
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