i usually do HIIT twice a day plus abs tuesday through sunday, then when monday comes around i get these really random craving for oatmeal, peanut butter, crackers, etc, and i go all out. i eat usually eat between 1500-2000 calories a day excluding monday, i weigh roughly 195, im 18, and im a male, please explain how i can end this vicious cycle of binge eating everyday afterschool on monday
Stop doing HIIT twice a day!! That's way too stressful on the body, and is causing you to be crazy hungry... and as an 18 yo male, 1500-2000 calories isn't nearly enough. Cut the HIIT back to 2-3 times a week tops, and try to get at least 2000-2500 calories/day.
"please explain how i can end this vicious cycle of binge eating everyday"
Stop buying that junk food, and the problem is resolved. Also, I would say it isn't binge eating if your body actually remains at energy balance. HIIT twice a day is significant.
When I binge, I binge on eggs, fruits, maybe a teaspoon of raw honey, and a 1/4 of very dark cocoa chocolate. But I definitely don't binge on non-Paleo foods. Especially gluten, I won't eat anything containing it, no matter how crazy my hormones are going asking me to eat uncontrollably.
I find im craving binges much less now that ive added safe starches..I binge when im down so the fact that these tubers lift my mood is another plus..paul jaminet's diets the shiznit..atleast for me it is
Mike at 18 you are in your anabolic prime. You're bingging because of that & the HIIT. Honestly I'd scrap the 7% bf goal if I was in your position. Regardless of your goals, you should eat up enough to support your BMR and what you are burning doing HIIT.
Have you tried a binge substitute food? For me it helps a lot to keep something incredibly low-calorie around in the house and direct my binges towards that. Since I'm eating from emotion and not from true hunger, it doesn't seem to matter what I stuff in my mouth as long as I can keep shoveling it in there. I can eat several heads of lettuce or broccoli with mustard and balsamic vinegar - a little weird but no damage at all compared to the same amount of cupcakes or ice cream. And then in an hour or so the urge to binge passes with no serious harm done. A pack of gum can also be an emergency binge substitute; so can Crystal Lite and similar stuff (not Paleo I know, but so helpful).
Maybe it would also help to come up with some (Paleo) food you really love and make it your "Monday treat" so you have something healthy to look forward to. Or alternately, find an activity for Mondays that gets you OUT of the house and AWAY from the binge food, and distract yourself with that.
I also second the advice to get plenty of carbs in your diet on a regular basis. If you're actually hungry, make sure to eat something healthy - 2X HIIT a day is a LOT and you probably need the calories.
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