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Hi, I haven't played for about a year now, but from time to time after binge eating a big meal I fall to watching gaming YouTube videos, I want to avoid this as this is a huge time waster and start with 90 days.
I guess this journal will also be somewhat tied with my eating habits, since I watch the videos after eating a big meal.
Good luck to me... And thanks to you who's reading it ๐Ÿ™‚
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Hi man, damn that's my vice too. The best part of my day used to be getting back from work then ordering some fatty food to gorge down while watching gaming or other stuffs on Youtube. Sometimes on the weekend I would do that all night!

And I have been doing that for more than 20 years! It nearly ruined me too.

Glad to have you here, keep coming back

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Day 1 - I have decided yesterday after writing the first post to start eating within the food schedule I've defined or less (which is something I used to do but slid away from)
Nonetheless, because of the desire to save time, I ended up cooking lentils instead of balancing it with tofu. I didn't even notice until I already started cooking it... by then it was too late... Well, Tomorrow is a new day ๐Ÿ™‚

Sticking to food schedule Day 0, starting now.

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9 minutes ago, LostRiver said:

Hi man, damn that's my vice too. The best part of my day used to be getting back from work then ordering some fatty food to gorge down while watching gaming or other stuffs on Youtube. Sometimes on the weekend I would do that all night!

And I have been doing that for more than 20 years! It nearly ruined me too.

Glad to have you here, keep coming back

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Sounds horrible... How are you doing with it now?

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Yeah well, my family was poor so I had to befriend my TV/ phone early in life so my parents can work. I also had acute asthma as a child so I can rarely go out

Now, I have learnt to avoid doing it about 50% of the time, starting by learning that I am addicted to that blast of dopamine that eating/ overeating plus watching gaming can bring.

So I started by trying to not watch anything while I eat meals through out the day

But on days that I'm tired from real hard work or emotional distress or whatever, I still do it. The only other silverlining is that I sleep immediately afterwards so my screen time is cut down by a bit

Since this is related to both overeating and technology/phone addiction which develops and takes roots over time, why don't you share your story with us gamequitters. There are others here who struggle the same way too.

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Yea I had that problem as well. Well actually it was more like @LostRiverย eg eating while watching stuff. I stopped with that a few months ago. Real game changer for me. Before it was always studying alone in front my pc -> having a break in front of my pc -> eating in front of my pc -> repeat

Now its a lot different. Eating in front of a movie etc. is a really bad habit it has a ton of negativ effects. Eating is way more fun in that way which leads you to eat even more usally unhealty stuff. my problem was never the weight, but I still gained a few kgs over the years. But I immediately lost them after I changed that habit(of course also changing the diet in general but you cant just eat a salad in front of your pc, together with the family its a lot of easier)

But if I understood you correctly, your problem is more like eating something and afterwards watching stuff? Usually those things happen simultaneously but it probably doesnt matter I guess

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Day 2 - Was extremely close to sticking to the food schedule. But slipped away with 5 grams of tahini, which is liquid sesame and once I poured it, it would take too much time to re-cook the meal, so I decided to eat it anyway. So sticking to food schedule is still day 0 ๐Ÿ˜ž

In any case here's my planned food schedule until Tuesday, including Tuesday. If need be, will make changes at Tuesday.
Breakfast:
Orange - 1 piece
Tomato - 1 piece
Cucumber - 1 piece
Tofu - 75 grams
Oatmeal(Dry before cooking) - 50 grams
Soy/oat/almond/alternative milk - 200 ml
Flux seeds - 12 grams
Brazil nuts - 12 grams
Almonds - 25 grams
Sunflower seeds - 25 grams
Bread - 3 pieces (About 90 grams, but may be more or less)
Salt - about 2 grams

Lunch:
Banana - 1 piece
Carrot - 2-3 pieces (about 200 grams)
Peas - 100 - 150 grams ( Up to 150 to end the can of 335g )
Cabbage - 35 g
Tofu - 75 g
Red Lentils(dry before cooking) - 70g
Nutritional Yeast - 6 g
Almonds - 25g
Sunflower seeds -25g
Bread - 3 pieces (about 90g)

Dinner:
Apple - 1 piece
Cabbage - 35g
Broccoli - 200g
Rice(dry before cooking) - 70g
Tahini - 50g
Salt - 2g

Also, I decided to batch cook, but more on that tomorrow.

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22 hours ago, LostRiver said:

Yeah well, my family was poor so I had to befriend my TV/ phone early in life so my parents can work. I also had acute asthma as a child so I can rarely go out

Now, I have learnt to avoid doing it about 50% of the time, starting by learning that I am addicted to that blast of dopamine that eating/ overeating plus watching gaming can bring.

So I started by trying to not watch anything while I eat meals through out the day

But on days that I'm tired from real hard work or emotional distress or whatever, I still do it. The only other silverlining is that I sleep immediately afterwards so my screen time is cut down by a bit

Since this is related to both overeating and technology/phone addiction which develops and takes roots over time, why don't you share your story with us gamequitters. There are others here who struggle the same way too.

Any solution you choose becomes more automatic the more you do it. But my suggestion is not to do it sometimes, because then it doesn't turn into your identity and doesn't become automatic. but rather to stop it completely, because the only way to need less willpower for something is to make it your identity.
Will share in pieces across next days, as this takes lots of time. But thank you very much for your interest!

21 hours ago, Lobares2 said:

Yea I had that problem as well. Well actually it was more like @LostRiverย eg eating while watching stuff. I stopped with that a few months ago. Real game changer for me. Before it was always studying alone in front my pc -> having a break in front of my pc -> eating in front of my pc -> repeat

Now its a lot different. Eating in front of a movie etc. is a really bad habit it has a ton of negativ effects. Eating is way more fun in that way which leads you to eat even more usally unhealty stuff. my problem was never the weight, but I still gained a few kgs over the years. But I immediately lost them after I changed that habit(of course also changing the diet in general but you cant just eat a salad in front of your pc, together with the family its a lot of easier)

But if I understood you correctly, your problem is more like eating something and afterwards watching stuff? Usually those things happen simultaneously but it probably doesnt matter I guess

When I messed up my hormones enough I felt satiety and even more desire to do very low impact activities, only then my short-term-pleasures self bypassed my rational self, and i started watching, because otherwise, I never do.

I don't consider it something I want to do in moderation, but not at all. This "Entertainment" is unnecessary in my opinion.

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Day 3 - For now, free of viewing gaming videos or any other useless videos for that matter.
Day 1(Food schedule)
Today I finally managed to completely stick to the food schedule. (I mixed the meals into two, but didn't go over the overall quantity)
Moreover, I go to a library almost everyday to escape the eating urge, and do focused work, and there was food there too... But despite the cravings I withstood it. Yay me ๐Ÿ™‚
Attaching pics of the foods in the library

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Day 4 - Having thought about whether I should really delete my Steam account, which I didn't touch for more than 5 years aswell as my Minecraft account which I also didn't touch about the same period of time..
Especially since my little brother just got a new gaming computer, and I've been thinking of handing it down to him.


(No going over food schedule day 2) - Today it has come to my attention that I'm terribly underweight.ย 
Height 174 cm Weight 51.9 kg.
I was already underweight, 54.5, the last time I measured, but this is a new record.

That doesn't mean I am to renag on this commitment.

I will just adjust the schedule and weight myself again in two weeks(Adding dates and avocado, about 500 calories together. Peanut butter was already there, I was just cutting down on it in the last few days because I overate it earlier.

Breakfast:
Orange - 1 piece
Tomato - 1 piece
Cucumber - 1 piece
Tofu - 75 grams
Oatmeal(Dry before cooking) - 50 grams
Soy/oat/almond/alternative milk - 200 ml
Flux seeds - 12 grams
Brazil nuts - 12 grams
Almonds - 25 grams
Sunflower seeds - 25 grams
Bread - 3 pieces (About 90 grams, but may be more or less)
Salt - about 2 grams
Avocado - 100g
Dates - 2-3 units (about 40g)


Lunch:
Banana - 1 piece
Carrot - 2-3 pieces (about 200 grams)
Peas - 100 - 150 grams ( Up to 150 to end the can of 335g )
Cabbage - 35 g
Tofu - 75 g
Red Lentils(dry before cooking) - 70g
Nutritional Yeast - 6 g
Almonds - 25g
Sunflower seeds -25g
Bread - 3 pieces (about 90g)
Peanut Butter - 60g
Dates - 2-3 units (about 40g)


Dinner:
Apple - 1 piece
Cabbage - 35g
Spinach - 100g

Broccoli - 100g
Rice(dry before cooking) - 70g
Tahini - 50g
Salt - 2g
Dates - 2-3 units (about 40g)

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Day 5 - Some small cravings, especially when thinking that tomorrow I will go to celebrate my mom's birthday and perhaps give my brother my minecraft account and help connect his new gaming computer, but they're quite weak.
Sticking to food schedule day 3 - In the evening still some cravings, but generally sticking to it... Feeling a bit weak, but I wonder if it's my mind playing with me or it's really the being underweight effect.

By the way I'm pretty active physically so that's why I've been eating 3300 calories a day and still losing weight... Hope that this increase to about 3900 is gonna at least stop the weight loss, although I doubt it.

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Day 6 - Visited my mom today for her bday and helped brother setup his computer and handed over my minecraft account this is the closest I have been to gaming for a lot of time, I still do feel some small nostalgia, but I believe it's quite weak.
Day 4 sticking to food schedule - Damn I'm adding too much to my workouts... I find myself in a situation where I devote twice a week 5 hours to workouts and the other days I work as a bicycle courier for at least 4 hours. (7 on weekend) I'm pretty sure this 500 calorie addition is not going to be enough. Just hope that I won't disappear until next two week food plan =/

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Day 7 - In the evening when back from work, I've had small cravings to check what the status of the servers of a game I played, and whether it has high online.
Nonetheless it is still quite weak
Day 5 Sticking to food schedule - still strong! Also batch cooked dinner, Broccoli+Spinach+dates+rice.
And got boxes to store it in the freezer instead of putting it in the pots and taking the place of half the freezer, I guess they just need washing now before using.
Tomorrow will wash and update ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 8 - Have been reactive today on the morning and became angry as a result. Which in turn caused anxiety, when feeling anxiety I had cravings to watch some game videos, but I remembered that I will have to tell you guys about it and it stopped me. Thank you for being here to the reader, and thank you Cam for this platform!
Day 6 Sticking to food schedule - I measured my meal times today with the batch cooked food - takes me 1 hr in breakfast 1 hr at lunch and 1 hr at morning, will see If and how I can improve it.

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Day 9 - I usually have a 4 hour bike delivery in my routine, but today it was a holiday and I could only do deliveries up to 15:00
Decided to finally prioritize it differently.
Number 1: Health
Number 2: My marketing project
Number 3: Extra money (Generally for move to Spain)
Eventually I completed only 8 pomodoros, when planned 12.ย 
I also started from the pomodoros, and eventually when feeling sleepy just droped into bed and slept for 4 hours. Then ate dinner, made some more pomodoros and slept further, with delaying the workout I had to do to the morning.

That's what happens when you try to live up to your values.
For now it was a one time thing and today I'll work 8 hours on bike instead of 4. Guess I'm still not ripe enough to act to my values and want to stick to my old routine (Working 4 hours, and not doing the 6 hours on my marketing project as I really want to)

Sticking to schedule day 7 - One more day saved thanks to you guys ๐Ÿ™‚ I even ate at 23:15 instead of working out because I didn't want to slip with the meal after 00:00 and then have no dinner today ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 10 - After being awake for 20 hours feeling that I'm huting my health, and cravings to play hit me.ย 
But as yoda would say: "Still strong I am"
Day 8 (Sticking to food schedule) - Ate some of the food of lunch at breakfast time today. While overall food was not gone over the top it is still a bad sign and should be stoped

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