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The key is still working
Monday, May 22, 2017      2 comments

I used to seriously binge daily, thousands of calories. Slowly but surely, with a lot of therapy and learning how to look at my feelings it became a little less, but at some point I was having 400 to 800 calorie binges still at least 3 times a w... Read more
I might finally have found the key...
Monday, April 17, 2017      1 comments

I didn't want to cheer to soon, but I've been almost binge free and losing weight for a month now. Before it never worked out so well, but I am realizing now what the difference is: I am on insulin... Before I would have cravings for sugars... Read more
Challenges of the Holiday Season
Monday, November 23, 2015      5 comments

So, this week on Thursday it will be Thanksgiving for those of us in the US. I'm from the Netherlands so I did not used to have Thanksgiving there, but here it's one of the big holidays. And especially in the winter holidays, it's all about food... Read more
High Fructose Corn Syrup in effect basically the same as sugar, Really????
Thursday, November 19, 2015      9 comments

I'm seeing more and more articles on Sparkpeople that are basically leaning the nutritional research that is available towards supporting the advertisers that Sparkpeople relies on to make money. Many of these advertisers make food products, and... Read more
Diabetic Ketoacidosis and healthy keto WOE
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      3 comments

So this morning I got an email from my doctor remarking on the (290!!!) sugars I showed in the labs I had done yesterday. 290 is very much higher than normal for me, and it is a sugar level where the bod slowly gets more and more damaged. Over 1... Read more
Restarting number umpteen, diet soda
Saturday, November 14, 2015      4 comments

I've finally got the moved done and then I had a HUUUGE fibro chronic fatigue crash and I'm barely managing to keep my job, I'm that tired. I come home and crash, almost no energy to cook. But the few days, maybe 2 weekends, I'm slowly since abo... Read more
Binge Eating Disorder SUCKS!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      5 comments

The place where I have one-on-one therapy has a group for people with eating disorders. I've tried something similar before and it was good to look at things like my own attutde to weight, what emotions made me eat, things like that. But having... Read more
Yay: Official Permission to ignore mainstream :)
Friday, April 24, 2015      2 comments

I get so nervous when I ignore mainstream diet advise in order to cut most grains and really starchy fruit and dairy and stuff out, I worry that I will not do well and then they'll say 'see I told you so'. Went to the doctor though this we... Read more
Emotional Upheavel
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      1 comments

The last week I've not been doing well. I've been on this psychotropic med, Effexor, for quite a while but it is now really starting to mess with me. I'm having crying fits that last hours, and I feel totally overwhelmed by everything. TOm... Read more
Soft foods: hard to find lower carb ones!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      0 comments

I had a tooth extracted yesterday that had been bothering me for a month. After that I was supposed to eat soft foods but it has been very hard to find soft foods that are lower in carb. In the end I had more higher carb foods than I wanted, tho... Read more
Ignoring 'specialists'
Thursday, March 05, 2015      2 comments

I find it so very, very hard to ignore what mainstream specialists say. Even if my own experiences tell me that for my body (I'm not making claims about anyone else, just me) cannot lose any weight on any carbs over 100 I still try it because th... Read more
Oh Carrot Cake
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      8 comments

Oh, luscious Carrot Cake, bright shines thy beauty fair, when hands your sweetness eagerly received, and subtle patterns on the surface were perceived, Soft hills of frosting ringing golden valleys there. And then I scented sweet pe... Read more
My daily carb division/plan
Monday, February 23, 2015      4 comments

The one thing that was actually helpful about my visit with the nutritionist was that I learned that I should divide my carbs over the day, and not eat all of them at night. I still get cravings at night, and she said it was fine to have an extr... Read more
Open letter to the nutritionist I spoke with today
Thursday, February 05, 2015      9 comments

You know, I always find it very difficult to be assertive when I'm meeting an authority, especially a person in the health field. But though I have type 2 diabetes and binge eating disorder, that does not mean I do not know my nutritional scienc... Read more
Ideas for Fighting Cravings
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      1 comments

I have been having really bad cravings for carbs all my life, and I've spent a lot of time trying to fight them without much success. But now I have a little more hope. I am taking chromium which is helping a lot, I feel less hungry and there ar... Read more

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