A: That is a question that many people have never even thought about. I mean, the first time you have ever heard of a “bulking,” “cutting,” or “compulsive eating” concept is when you are a kid, but it seems every parent of a child has a story that goes something like this:
I’m watching my son, who is about 4 years old, and I think about all of the meals I made together at a restaurant and how he loved them. I tell him about the time we ate the same dish one week, and how excited he was. He then asks me “Mommy, where did you get them so easy?”
That’s how you lose the weight. All you have to do is keep the weight off. But how can you stop eating what you love? First, the answer is that you don’t. It may take a while, and it may be a bit of a struggle. But, as I will tell you about, you can start using these “cutting” or “bulking” ideas today and stop the bingeing.
Cutting foods you love: When you enjoy some foods, such as pizza, popcorn, chocolate bars, or the candy corn you used to get every single Christmas, start by eliminating those foods.
If you love potato chips or chocolate chip cookies, for instance, start by stopping eating those.
If you really like broccoli or cauliflower, for instance, start by not eating it.
You won’t always need to replace these foods with something else. Take broccoli and cauliflower, which contain a ton of antioxidants that many people enjoy. Even if you don’t eat them, that does nothing for your health. So, it might take a few months of just not eating those foods to completely stop eating them.
Cutting foods you do enjoy: Start by putting the new foods in your home pantry. Now is the time to change up the list.
Don’t put the ice cream cones back in your freezer.
Don’t put the chocolate chips back in your pantry.
These three foods are great, but there are many other foods you might enjoy these days that you don’t need to be eating: cheese, breads, and potatoes.
If you want to start getting healthier while being more active, start cutting food out of your home pantry.
Compulsive overeating: These include things like candy, ice cream, potato chips,