Help needed to get my energy back in a constructive way
I can't help much as I'm in a similar situation but thought I'd let you know you're not alone. I really struggle with self-discipline with food, and I'm 17. When I wasn't injured and was a decent 10k runner I didn't care too much what I ate- now my diet is generally better but I have developed on and off bouts of bulimia and binge-eating which I didn't before, by trying to restrict certain food groups. When stressed/bored I can't stop myself which makes me feel even worse about my injury and general health. As for weight, I don't really pay much attention to it but I do get concerned about my yo-yoing body fat levels. If you're feeling exhausted now then maybe you need to keep yourself back on the bigger scale. Chocolate and cakes aren't great for health but good for putting on weight.
Have you tried pasta and other carbohydrates? Having them before bed will help put on weight in a guilt-free healthier way
Seeing a sports nutritionist may help too.
Maybe in not training hard, you've cut down the portions a little too far?
Chocolate and cakes are great in terms of putting weight on, but it sounds like they're making you miserable, and they're pretty rubbish in terms of nutrition. Try dried fruit and nuts - they're high in calories and nuts are high in fat, but they're also full of all sorts of minerals that increase your energy levels.
i'm sure the local takeaway would be happy to help!
I would suggest that you seek professional advice....
look for nuts and dried fruit for snacks.also add to your portion control of main meals......Which are porbably very healthy......
snacks such a meat and pitta breads etc...eat cheese and drink milk......
You know the good foods out there.....
Up your portions.
But first, go and see a doctor, especially if you haven't for a while, to get a general check up.
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