Lesson learnt: restricting your intake will kill your metabolism. Take it from me. Don’t starve yourself, don’t cut down on what you eat, don’t diet. Unless you enjoy the ability to easily gain weight from every single morsel of food you put in your mouth when you do eat or you start eating again. In which case, go right ahead! Just be warned that when you do deny yourself that nourishment, your body will then start to crave what it so desperately needs. At first you will be able to say no. No to sugar, no to sweets, no to carbs, no to dairy products, no to fats. No, no, no, no, no. But then you won’t be able to keep resisting and instead you’ll be saying more, more, more, more, more. You’ll crave food you never used to have such a liking for. So then on top of the fact that your metabolism is already shot, you will be consuming these foods that you so desire but have been resisting for so long and your weight will just go up and up and up.
Perhaps this isn’t reflective of everyone’s experiences. It does describe mine though.
I started off being able to eat whatever I wanted without gaining much weight. Then I started denying myself food, skipping meals, before I started bingeing and purging. Post restriction period, the weight just keeps piling on. From a BMI of 15.6 two years ago to a BMI of 18.2 at present.
Why did I decride to start cutting back my intake two years ago? Whyyyyy? If I hadn’t made that choice, I’d probably still be able to eat what I want without gaining all this weight and I wouldn’t be craving the various foods now. Damn you BtF, and the choices that you make.