Halfway through grad school I got super focused and got down to my lowest adult weight, which was still barely "normal bmi." I was eating about 800-1100 calories, a day and for reference I'm 5'0" tall so it's not as crazy low as it sounds. A few major life stressors happened including grad school and six months after losing weight I gained it all back and more. Then my dad was diagnosed with cancer and died. I gained another 10 lbs and finished up grad school. Now I have PCOS, back pain, cracking joints, and generally hate how I feel at age 29. I know exactly how to eat protein veggies and healthy carbs/fats, but I have really long stressful days driving all over the county as a social worker often eating in my car. Also, I eat emotionally. Today I visited a hoarder and ate a bag of chips alone in my car afterward. My work day starts at 7 and ends at 5:30. I work four days a week ten hours a day with a lunch. Intermittent fasting does not work for me, I get very dizzy and nauseated and it's not safe for me to drive all over feeling like I'm going to pass out. Keto left me constipated and honestly I don't think it's healthy for me. Keeping my fiber up, eating lean protein (haven't ate red meat or pork in 6 years) and eating healthy carbs with a diabetic friendly glycemic index helps my pcos symptoms so I will be following this with a closer eye on the CICO. For the last couple of weeks I've prepped healthy meals and tracked my food. I'm averaging about 1600-1800 calories when I should be hitting 1430 with exercise or 1200 on days I dont. I see where I'm going wrong. The "little" vending machine sized bags of chips, and the after dinner snacking. These are meals/calories I can cut out because I don't eat these things when I'm hungry I eat them when I feel stressed. Emotional eaters do you have advice for getting past those moments? Should I call it in and finally go to therapy? 😂 Any helpful blogs/books for emotional eaters? Im starting at 170 with a goal weight of 125. Today is the first day im trying to finally address the whole picture and lose the weight.
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