September 21st, 2005

marla

Magnesium

I remember reading somewhere that if you're craving chocolate like mad, even if you don't like chocolate or dairy, it could be sign that your body is deficient in magnesium. I thought this was interesting and thought that this website might be useful/interesting. If you don't feel like eating chocolate, but don't want the craving anymore, just take a magnesium supplement, or eat other foods containing it. It's worth a shot, anyway. :)

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discussion:normal diet

what do you consider a "normal diet"?


For me, someone who follows a normal diet eats when they're hungry, but sometimes when they're not, like at parties and social things, etc. I don't want to say they don't think about the calories, because I believe you should be at least a little observant of what you're putting into your mouth. But i guess they wouldn't agonize over it, and if they ate a little too much, it wouldn't be the end of the world to them. It would be more like "oh well. nobody is going to die." They wouldn't gorge themselves constantly, but would allow themselves to fill full sometimes without feeling guilty. And they wouldn't base their self worth on how much they weigh or what they've eaten.

so what do you guys think?

Liquid Nutrition?

What do you guys know about SlimFast as liquid nutrition?

My new psychiatrist specializes in Eating Disorders, which is good I suppose. But he proposed the weirdest treatment I had ever heard of for Bulimia. You see, due to constant purging, the paristalsis in my stomach has pretty much come to a halt. So he suggested that I start drinking x ounces of SlimFast every x hours, and the next day drink x+1 ounces every x+1 hours, etc. The idea behind this is that it will get my stomach used to holding nutrition, so I will not feel bloated and sick after eating and therefore feel the NEED to purge.

My worry is what exactly this is, and, as foolish as it is, if it will make me gain weight. The idea of gaining weight makes me want to cry. I've been consistently purging EVERYTHING I eat this week and losing weight. And as much as I say I want to get better, the idea of it terrifies me and I would much rather be thin.

So, what do you know about this kind of treatment?
iwonder

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This question is about muscles. Specifically the glutes (butt). In various workouts I have come across, certain ones are supposed to work and tone your glutes. Will this make my butt bigger? I am not expecting it to bulk up, but does toning make it bigger/smaller/same size? And also, which exercises would make my glutes smaller? Thank you.

Hana