Thispo Tips and Tricks
Some Best pro thinspo tips so that you can lose extra fat and get the perfect body. Do not forget to read our disclaimer page before reading anything further. Also, if you want to quit anorexia(highly recommended) you should follow this link. Anorexia is a eating disorder and if you have this disorder you should stop doing anything else and start focussing on how to overcome this disorder. Though if you are an overweight or fat person and want to get slim using these techniques you can read about these Anorexia tips but should not follow any of them without consulting your Doctor, Fitness Expert and family members thoroughly.
-Water fasting cleanses the body, as the stored food (fat) is used rapidly and the body simultaneously expels built up toxins.
-If you are fasting for weight loss (um, yeah!!) and are following a juice or tea fast, a few days on just water will intensify the fast.
-Fasting can clear the skin and whiten the eyes and initiates rapid weight loss (yay!).
-Water fasting is not recommend for a first fast as toxins are released into the blood very quickly.
-Fasting makes it easy to overcome bad habits and addictions.
-Fasting allows you to have taste appreciation for clean, natural foods.
-Going on a fast can give you the motivation and the enthusiasm you need to make a fresh start! (And we all need a fresh start from time to time.)
-Distilled water is best for water fasting.
-Juice made w/fresh, organic fruits is best for juice fasting.
-Do not drink orange or tomato juice on a fast.
-You can dilute your pure juices w/water.
-Green juices made from leafy green veggies in a juicer are great for detoxifying.
-Pure veggie broths are good (with no seasons added).
-Herbal teas and honey can aid in fasting.
-Typical fasts (going totally w/out any solid foods) usually are performed as 3 day, 7 day, 10 day, 14 day or 21 day increments. 28+ days should be supervised. (Or at least the person fasting should let someone know they are doing it.)
-Break a fast by eating raw fruits and veggies the first five-seven days after your fast. Go back to solids slowly.
-Do not binge or overeat after the fast (or during!). Try to discover the amount of food your body really needs.
-Meditate, go for a walk, take lots of naps, journal, listen to music, take long, warm bathes and relax. This is your time for healing, losing weight and gaining self-control
-After your fast, when you start to eat normally try very hard not to gorge. The calories you take in directly after your fast will stay with you a lot longer than those acquired when your metabolism is up. Also, you could experience pain and become very ill.
-Don’t eat a big meal the night before your fast and never end your fast with heavy foods. Keep it light w/raw or lightly steamed veggies and fruits.
-Dry skin brushing helps your skin to breathe easier and can help eliminate uric acid and other poisons from your system, taking the strain off your kidneys and liver. Start at the feet and stroke your skin towards the heart. Do these before you shower.
-Epson Salt baths are soothing to sore-achy, weak muscles and also help eliminate toxins through the skin. Warm Epson Salt baths are great during fasts.
-There are many types of fasts, here is another: The milk and fruit fast: 3x a day, a glass of milk, raw fruit and water in between.
-Try to get plenty of sleep. And if you can’t stand your stomach growling the first few days, and are tired of downing the H20, take a nap… listen to some soothing music and drift off.
-Get a massage. If you can afford it, or have your partner or a close friend give you a good rub down or deep tissue massage. This really soothes muscles and makes you calm and sleepy. It helps when you’re having trouble sleeping due to hunger during your fast. Plus, it awakens your body, pushes the blood around, etc.
-You may feel weak during your fast so if this is the case, be careful of black outs and don’t exercise until you’ve finished the fast… Stick to stretching, light walking and deep breathing.
-If you suffer from diabetes, hypoglycemia or other similar conditions, please be very, very careful fasting. I’d say don’t fast at all but if you feel you can do it safely, you may need a slice of avocado or a banana… You could also add protein powder to your juices.
-Sometimes during a fast, the person will experience back pain. If so, a cold pack will help.
-Canker sores can be healed quicker by dabbing tea tree oil or vitamin E on it.
-If you are just too tired on your water fast, go to a juice fast and if you are already juicing, drink more carrot and melon juices for energy.
Water fasts are always the hardest but fastest for weight loss and detox.
Juice fast is next best and somewhat easier, especially for first time fasters.
You’ll lose pounds faster if you have a fast metabolism and slower if you have a slower metabolism. On average, fasts allow you to lose 1-2 lbs per day. Some experience more around 3-5 lbs per day. You’ll lose the most and the quickest during the beginning of your fast.
Self-control Ana tips
Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat and anything else you feel might be helpful to know. This will allow you to measure progress and track patterns over time.
Set yourself rules regarding food. Pick ones that you know you can follow and stick with them. Then, keeping these, gradually add on more rules until your eating is entirely under control. It’s hard to restrict yourself all the way at once, and more effective to do it in increments. The idea here is to sort of sneak up on yourself in tiny little stages, adapting to each new rule before making another.
Reward yourself, don’t punish. Punishment is not effective and will do more emotional harm than physical good. Calculate how much money you’re saving by not eating and add this up until you have enough to buy something you like (but not food). Or, put a penny (dollar, marble) in a jar for every small goal you keep and treat yourself with something (not food) once you reach a certain amount. Remember that these rewards will last longer and give more pleasure than food you would just eat, process, and discard.
Eat slowly, in small bites. Cut your food up into small pieces. Pause while eating to drink water or whatever other liquid you enjoy. It takes a while for “full” signals to get from our stomach to our brain. Also, if you eat over a longer period of time and add more liquids, it can trick your mind into thinking you’ve eaten more.
Take out only the amount of food you plan on eating. Wrap everything securely up before you start eating and put it away. Don’t go back for seconds. Don’t nibble while preparing food, either. Those bites and crumbles add up staggeringly fast.
Think about food before and while you eat it. Think about where it came from and exactly what happened to it before it reached you. This works particularly well with meat, dairy, and egg products.
Food associations. Find something that makes you feel vaguely ill or unpleasant, get a picture of it, and put the picture beside your food. Switch pictures frequently and make sure to look at the pictures while you eat. After a while you may began to associate food itself with unpleasantness, which will make you less inclined to eat.
Give yourself permission before eating. Stop and think about it, consider if you really want to eat whatever-it-is. If your answer is yes, then say (or think) something like “I’m allowed to eat this” or “I have permission to eat this”.
Plan your meals in advance, for the day or week or whatever. Decide what you are allowed to eat each day. If you know that you will be eating, it may help you avoid eating other things.
If you feel yourself starting to lose control while you’re eating, stop. Set your food down, take a long drink of water or some other cool liquid, and take a deep breath before resuming eating. This can help interrupt a slide into binge-mode. Remember to remind yourself that you are still going to finish your food and that you aren’t stopping, just pausing for a moment.
Sabotage your food. Make it with too much water, too little sugar, an ingredient you don’t care for. Add too much salt or pepper before you eat. You will eat less of it if it tastes bad.
Pick apart your food cravings. If you eat food in separate parts instead of all mixed into one, it feels like you’ve eaten more and you don’t get extra stuff you don’t really need. For example, if you’re really craving pizza, think about what it contains. Bread, tomato sauce, cheese. Drink a can of V8 or eat a tomato. If you still want pizza, have a rice cake or a few crackers or some other starch. If you still want pizza, have a piece of cheese. Or if you’re craving peanut butter, have a handful of peanuts and avoid the added sugar and oil contained in most commercial peanut butter. If that doesn’t work, eat a spoonful of honey for the sweetness overload. Same net effect, fewer total calories, no wasted empty added crap.
Strip all your bed sheets and wash them. Do some dusting around your place. Clean out your computer of unwanted files by doing a disk clean-up and a disk defragment. Your computer will run better and faster. Get a couple programs called Ad-Aware, plus Spybot Search and Destroy and scan for adware components. You don’t want that stuff on your computer. Do a free online virus scan at trendmicro.com to make sure your system is clean. Check online for security updates for your software. Better safe than sorry. Exercise, exercise, exercise. It’s good for you, keeps you fit and moving burning unwanted calories. Listen to upbeat music and dance around. Watch TV, but place the remote control far away. This makes you get up when you want to change channel, ect. If your sitting, twitch your leg. Might as well burn calories while you sit down too. Play a musical instrument. (For me it’s guitar … I’m terrible but I still play it.) Design your own thinspirational or pro-ana site. It’s actually quite time consuming, fun and it teaches you a skill. Find songs that relate to ana/mia. Burn a thinspirational cd. Make a list of your goals and how/when you want to have them acheived by. Try out a new hair style. Exfoliate your body. (Must have very warm shower for this to open your pores.) Give yourself a make-over. Have a cool shower. Go through the song section and download the songs, then burn your own thinspirational CD. Keep checking back into this site, join my forums and post. (Lol, I know … cheap pop.) Do an online research of your favorite musician, and join any Yahoo groups that might be around on this musician. If you don’t already get a Yahoo account and enjoy the benefits like free e-mail account, messanger, groups, games, ect. Get AOL instant messenger, then chat with others. Unsure about a piece of information reguarding weight loss / metabolic rate, ect.? Do an online research to make sure your information is as accurate as possible. Make your own journal, writing down goals – food eaten – calories burned – weight lost – thinspiration pics – motivational things, and such.
Brush your teeth. Get a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste set and use it often. A clean minty mouth can make the thought of eating less attractive. Also, if you brush after every meal and every supposed meal, it’s less obvious whether you’ve eaten or not. Take a shower. Hot steamy water can suppress the appetite, in me at least, and paying close attention to your body will serve to remind you exactly why you’re losing weight in the first place. If you feel clean you may not want to “dirty” yourself with food. Fidget, take up a new hobby, find something to focus on. Find something with which to distract your hands and / or mouth. Chewing gum works for many people, but check for calories. Sewing or stringing beads is good, detail-oriented and monotonous. Keep yourself occupied. Exercise. Find something you love to do and do it. If, like me, you’re too self-conscious to exercise where people can see, then do it when you’re alone at home or in a locked room or other safe place. Make it interesting. The best I’ve found? Dancing. Find music you love, cover the windows up, and don’t even think about what you may look like since there’s nobody to see. It’s a lot of fun, and it helps you get more familiar with your body as well. Find triggering pictures. You have internet access, I know you do. When you feel like eating, pick an actress or model that you think is particularly beautiful and search for pictures of them … or for pictures of people you find particularly ugly and fat. It’s a slow, involving process and for me at least a great way to avoid eating. Take a nap. A lot of people think they’re hungry when really they’re just tired. Also, drink water, since thirst can make you think you’re hungry as well.
Some Best Ana Tips
About weighing yourself. Everyone has different methods here that work for them. Many people get discouraged with weighing themselves every day, because our weight is not a stable thing and can vary drastically from little insignificant things. Try to get a better overall picture through the fit of your clothing instead.
Throw food away before you eat it. A lot of people feel guilty and don’t like to toss food. There’s nothing wrong with this. Remember, though, that food gets discarded any way you look at it… purging, digesting, tossing… and isn’t it better to get rid of the food before it puts fat on you instead of after? If you still hate to discard food, see how much of it you can donate to your local shelters and community service programs.
Apple cider vinegar (or possibly vinegar in general). It may help raise metabolism and burn fat. It may for you work as an appetite suppressant. Be careful, though, it may also hurt your stomach or cause nausea. Don’t take more than a couple teaspoonfuls at a time. Try it mixed with honey in a glass of water, or in diet 7up or other clear carbonated soda about twenty minutes before eating, you may feel full quicker or decide not to eat at all.
Eat dense foods. They’ll feel like more in your stomach. Light or fluffy foods tend to compact, and don’t fill you up as well. Drink lots of liquids.
Avoid refined foods. They’re in large part empty calories, and they don’t satisfy the body or supply good solid nutritional requirements. The closer to natural you eat, the more value you get per bite, and the less you’ll need to eat. Substitute whole grains for white flour and raw sugar for refined white sugar particularly.
Don’t fill up on bread. It’s deceptive. Six slices of bread can feel the same as one sandwich in your stomach, and it gets processed very quickly. If you do eat bread eat whole-wheat or grain bread, which will feel denser in your stomach as well as be healthier for your digestive system. Make a sandwich with vegetables or low-fat cottage cheese or salsa instead of eating bread plain.
Avoid alcohol and other drugs. Anything that can affect you will affect you more strongly and in different ways, and anything that affects your mind will lower your level of control. I hear the munchies are a nightmare when you’re trying to lose weight, and waking up with a hangover surrounded by half-eaten food evidence can’t be too much better.
Be careful with over-the-counter weight loss products, including the natural and herbal ones. They speed up your metabolism, yes, but they’re designed to be taken with a decent amount of food and can be very very bad for your heart, head, digestive system, and nervous system if you use them with a severely restricted food intake. They can also mess up your sleep cycles, and people with irregular sleep cycles tend to eat more. I would suggest half doses to start with since they’ll have more of an effect on someone eating very little, and watch for signs of panic, anxiety, or irritability.
Don’t get discouraged with yourself. You didn’t put on weight overnight, and it won’t come off overnight either. These things take time, and time will pass no matter how much you’re eating.