Hello my Ana buddies,
Alright I’m back. I don’t really want to talk about why I was gone for so long but I’ve been going through a tough time. I’m going to try to answer your emails but I have 341 sitting in my inbox right now so it may take a while and also post more. Please let me know if you think I should continue this blog and if it’s useful! Thanks.
Here are some much requested fasting tips:
Water – I can’t stress this enough. It keeps you hydrated and makes up for the loss of food. Plus, it’s zero calories, and fills you up.
Drink tea and coffee – they both contain caffeine which act as an appetite suppressant, and they fill you up.
Brush your teeth. A lot. You won’t want to eat anything with the minty taste in your mouth, and it’ll keep your teeth pearly and white :P
Sleep – When you’re fasting your body needs rest due to the lack of energy, and it gives you something to do other than eat.
Make a list of things you need to do during the day and do them. The busier you’ll be, the less you’ll think about eating.
Chew gum – For some people, this stimulates hunger, but if it doesn’t for you then it’s good to do. It keeps your mouth busy and the flavour will curb your cravings.
Chew/suck on ice – It will keep your hands and mouth busy, and will make your body burn those extra few calories.
Distract yourself – Do things you love so you’re too busy to eat
Get rid of all binge foods or make sure they’re somewhere where you won’t be tempted.
If you have a retainer, wear it – you’ll know how hard it is to eat with it in.
Look in the mirror at your disgusting fat. Surely you don’t want to eat now?
Wear a pair of jeans a size too small to remind yourself not to eat.
Tie a belt around your waist and pull it tight. It’ll remind you not to eat.
Apply lip balm constantly throughout the day. You will be able to feel it on your lips, thus you will be aware of what you’re eating.
Drinking vinegar helps curb cravings. Drink 1tbsp whenever you want to eat.