Hard time to eat healthy for a good amount of time

I'm really good at making diet plans. By diet, I don't mean some fad thing. By diet I mean a lifestyle change. I keep trying different approaches to lose fat and feel healthier. When I get into a depression cycle I will just start eating a lot even though I'm not hungry. This usually happens around my period. It does happen other times too. I have a pretty fit body except for my stomach. I carry all my weight there and I am always bloated and it sticks out.. does anyone have any advice at all?

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  • Low low carbs, high intense cardio. Good clean proteins

  • Low carbs doesn't work for me lol. How is like 125?

  • I completely disagree with the fad of "low carb" - we've demonised carbs,. but carbs are not the enemy,. it's what foods you eat., eat a plant rich / veggie-based, cutout processed crap, omit ALL dairy - there are so many good alternatives these days! - variety is key...but by this I mean a verity of COLOURFUL veggies! ;) try and increase the quantity of raw veg, juice if you have a juicer*... Also WHOLE grains,. so many people are not getting enough fibre...

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    Food Matters

    Forks over Knives

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    Starch Solution

    How Not to Die (also website NutritionFacts.Org is amaazing!)

    Instagram is full of foodies / healthy people's,. * recommend @jonny_juicer for juicing inspirations!

    There's also an account called @mealmentor <which I think is selling an ebook or something but take a look they suggest lots of easy to prep meals... ***great*** for ideas!!

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    Ps. Also vaguely remember reading that our bodies do go thru a monthly cycle and often low lows are our bodies trying to tell us we're lacking in something... For example wanting chocolate can = your low in magnesium try a healthier cacao powder in a smoothie or fruit bowl or sprinkled onto brekkie... ;)

  • Another break though is shelled hemp seeds. They must be organic and will help you loose weight as thwmey swell in any liquid. You can get them on Amazon for £11 . They're by Sevenhills wholefoods x

  • Get some raw active Manuka honey. Amazon do it and the one that works for me is Wedderspoons k factor 16. It's £20 a jar but worth every penny . You only need a little everyday as it's extremely sweet x

  • ...I wanted to reply/respond to some of the above:

    RE: good *clean* proteins - this could mean different things to different people,. I would STRONGLY advise towards VEGGIES! ;) ....say 'leafy' greens and cruciferous veg (broccoli / cauliflower) ...and nuts, beans, legumes and Hemp/Linseed/Chia and Quinoa oh and sundried tomatoes... AND FYI a lot - A LOT - of these can be eaten RAW therefore you're not killing any nutrients by the cooking process...

    :)

    RE:Hemp seeds yes they are fab.... but re:price quoted, pretty sure there are other/cheaper options out there,. maybe like Holland & Barrett or other local hippy shop..?...Chia seeds are awesome too! ...and Linseed (flax) is also fab to add to smoothies, or if you get the 'milled' one, you can add it to anything you fancy - say a stir fry! ;)

    Ok finally and sorry to be negative, but I'd AVOID Honey,. pls note its NOT a harmless byproduct ((yup I feel kinda sorry for the bees...)) ...try coconut sugar - YES coconut sugar! ;) *try coconut everything! ;) - or you know, you can use things like (mushed-up) *dates* to sweeten lots of dishes...

    anyhooo...back to my tree-hugging!

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  • Yes I do know what you mean. I find beans help, lentils etc but if you're bloated hmmm. Have you checked if you have IBS?

  • Hi

    I agree with healthy eating as long as it doesn't cut out too many foods.

    Carbs are important for the brain and for the mind, especially people who are suffering from depression etc.

    You might find that the low GI diet suits you?

    Most women are built to be curvy and this is because we are built to bear children.

    I have seen the skinniest women who have a little tummy on them.

    You only live once and I believe if you eat healthy for 80% of the time the odd treat etc should not be the end of the world. Some of the healthiest people have passed from health problems they never knew they had.

    Try to enjoy your life and eat well. 😊

  • I have eliminated pasta and rice. I'm working on eating less bread. I'm trying to avoid refined carbs as much as I can

  • Quick reply to KatieRichie94 ....unless you're Celiac you don't need to omit pasta/rice/bread 🤔 where possible switch to whole grain, brown, or spelt-pasta and spelt - or rye breads ...

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  • Cheito has it almost right. He's missing the FAT part. Low carb is less than 50g. Low, low is less than 20g. Eliminate processed carbs and fake fats (margarine, veg oils), increase fat so you become a fat burner not a sugar burner.

    Please ignore the hemp seeds, honey, beans, lentils posts. Also, grains (whole or otherwise) are not healthy. It's well know that we cannot digest them. They cause digestive distress as do beans (except green beans) and lentils (bloating, IBS, etc); and we need very little fibre. If anyone has trouble going regularly, increase fat intake not fibre.

    Paleo or Ketogenic lifestlye will work nicely. Don't become vegetarian or vegan. That's the quickest way to poor health. Notice how vegans dump a wall of 'copy and paste' text on forums. That should tell you something. Next they'll try to stop animals eating other animals. Shhh, don't tell them that we are actually animals, too.

    Short, high intensity workouts are the way to go.

    That's a wrap! :)

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