If you're with your family or something, and you're at a buffet, spend most of the time acting like you're picky, and walk around the buffet tables. Then just get a little something, like veggies or fruit. Pick up the smaller plate as well.
Every time you are about to eat something ask yourself "Do I really want that food more than I want to be skinny?"
Write down everything including gum that you eat, including cals as well as exercise and cals burned.
Only eat with skinny people, and then eat half of what they eat.
Don't eat lunch- save your lunch money and buy a present for yourself later.
Watch what other people, especially fat people, eat, and feel superior...because they are feeding their fat bodies and they're getting fatter!
Only eat when other people can see you. That way they cant say "you never eat!"
Leave dirty dishes around the house, people will think your eating
Don't act oddly. If you're always commenting on how skinny people are or how fattening certain foods are, someone's bound to find how obsessed you are, no one needs to know this except for you.
Try not to give too much attention to the mirror when people are near, people might notice.
Avoid watching movies about ana or mia when friends or family are around. Trust me...this makes their suspicion grow!
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).
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.
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.
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.
If you're annoyed at your family for always trying to make you eat breakfast with them, tell them (while holding your stomach with your arms and looking like you're about to puke) that you always feel sick after you eat in the morning so early. Or that you have to go swimming in a few hours, and that you don't like eating before that.
Eat a tiny piece of onion (like 1/2 in square). That way you have onion breath and people believe you really ate.
After you eat brush your teeth. You won't want to eat when you have that minty taste and your teeth are clean
If you eat at night before you go to bed make sure you lay on your left side it makes the food go through your system faster and wont have as much time to suck fat out of the food. but you shouldn't eat before you go to bed slows down your metabolism and makes sleep horrible.
Just keep yourself extremely busy, almost to the point of being completely stressed out and you can go for 8hrs without being hungry or wanting to eat. This is good for those in uni or school, making the grade is stressful enough!
If you don't feel comfortable not eating too much, eat only a hard boiled egg, an apple, and a glass of water. It will fill you up all day.
If you live with your parents, go to bed early & sleep late to avoid some meals, then go out in the day, & say you've eaten a lot. Also, keeping busy will burn more calories
If sitting at school, college etc. constantly tap your feet/fingers. Fidgeting throughout day is proven to burn up to 800 calories per day. (Make sure your not moving other people's seats!)
Wear nail polish, makeup, exfoliate, take care of how you look, take your vitamins! Look and act healthy!
Have to go to a restaurant with someone? Some ways you can avoid eating much - 1. veganism (makes it hard to find suitable food); 2. severe food allergies (always a good answer when they offer chocolate!), or 3. order something that you've never tried before. When you taste it, say you don't like it. Or just order a salad and eat half of it.
Think about what the food would look like in your body after you have eaten it... hopefully that will put you off
Go to the kitchen often, and pretend your snacking, take a bite out of something and take a long time, look in the fridge, ETC! they will think you're always in the kitchen eating, and won't suspect anything.. trust me if you never go in the kitchen, your family *will* notice
Buy lunches/dinners of canned/contained foods, like lunch buckets, then without cooking them hide them in your room or locker as if you were eating them, and instead walk/drive them once a week to your local homeless shelter
When you are in school, grab something on your way out the door to eat(because you're in a hurry)-throw it out or give it away. Then when lunch time comes go to the library instead of with your friends -they will only fuck things up. Then get involved in an activity that goes really late so you come home after everyone else has eaten and you can take a plate of food to your room to eat while you are doing your homework (put the food in a bag and throw it out with tomorrows breakfast. The only thing is weekends- try to stay as busy as possible
Wearing "fashionable" gloves and scarves really helps when you get cold… and makes people less suspicious than if you're always bitching that you're cold when they're all fine. (Wear layers!)
When you feel you need to eat, list the reasons why its not such a good idea, by then you'll most likely lose the craving, and you'll have convincing reasons not to eat
On an empty stomach coffee will make you feel sick and will curb your appetite.
Sniff scented markers or anything else that may smell like a fruit and then you won't be hungry anymore
Whenever you get hungry, think of all the people who made fun of you in junior high. (This helps me a lot because I've been called fat before)
Whenever you do decide to eat, do it in the company of others. That way they can't say they never see you touch food.
Leave a dirty plate lying around every so often for your parents to yell at you about.
Don't chew and spit, it doesn't work and will cause binging.
Eat really slowly because if everybody else is on their third slice of pizza, they'll assume you are too, even if you're still finishing your first.
Sign out of hotmail and clear the history before you get off of the Internet. This will eliminate Autofill being ever so helpful while your Mum is researching aardvarks, and coming up with www.anorexicsanonymous.com for her. In short, don't leave traces lying around for others to find.
Don't purge, even if you binge the health risks are not worth it!
If you're about to binge, chew some gum, and think to yourself "2/3rd's of America is obese. Why add to that number?"
Make up places to go. say you're going to a friends house for dinner, or going out to a restaurant, and then just go somewhere where you can't eat, LIBRARY!
When you are hungry do something gross like a bathroom, clean a kitty litter box or something it will make you just not hungry.
Always eat teaspoon size amounts of food at any one time and chew well. A cup size works well also.
Check your head. Never eat anything bigger than your head, even lettuce. You'll only stretch your stomach out. Train your tummy to settle for less
Never eat anything bigger that your fist
Make up rules you cannot deviate from. Only allow yourself one food a day. You will get sick of the taste and therefore eat less due to boredom.
Brush your teeth and tongue all the time. Food will taste yukky with toothpaste, so whats the point of eating it?
Eat while in the front of the mirror naked. You will be completely repulsed, and repelled from the food. This is a good thing.
Feel your hunger..don't try to suppress it. You WANT to be hungry. If you're not then you're not doing it right. Hunger is not your enemy!
Did you know that there are 2 pounds of dead skin on you right now!!?! Thats right! 2 POUNDS! ...if you're underweight or in starvation mode your body does not "shed" its skin the way it should. It holds on to it.
Pinch your thigh and see how you don't need food, because you should be eating your own flesh all away from the inside first, before you are deserving of actual legitimate sustenance.
Buy some baby teething gel and rub it on your tongue, to numb your tastebuds.
If you're feeling brave enough to face the kitchen, go there and throw out any potential binge foods. If you must, pour bleach/disinfectant/dishwashing detergent on the food, and then throw it away!
Pinch your ear! Apply pressure to the front of the ear, one at a time.
Let perfume replace chocolate. Every time you have a craving, or pass a bakery, sniff some Chanel no. 5. Apply it to a tissue and carry it with you. Smell has a powerful effect on appetite.
Clean something. Cleaning something dirty can make you lose your appetite. The toilet, the litter box, under the kitchen sink, scrubbing out the garbage bin, anything grimy or smelly. The mess, along with the smell of the cleaner, can put you off food for a while.
Create a list of suitable punishments either for thinking of food, or for caving in and eating food itself. A good one to try is to keep a rubber band on your hand and flick your skin whenever you think of eating. Eventually you will have a swollen hand, and a shrunken body; you will have ceased thinking of food so much.
Trick yourself into believing your life sucks. Be mean to people so that they instigate fights, just to make you constantly on edge, or nervous, so you cant eat. After all, you'll be light-headed and dizzy, and irritable from not eating, so you have an excuse. Become an angst-ridden teenager. You'll be making yourself nauseous from worry and self hatred in no time.
"An imperfect body reflects an imperfect person."
"I'm not starving myself...I'm perfecting my emptiness."
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels."
Look at pictures of anorexics. This should be enough to sufficiently fuck up and cloud your perceptions. Above all, convince yourself you are above others, a hero, owing to your spectacular powers of restraint. Feel elitist. Feel as though you are somehow super-human for resisting the urge to eat. Feel better than the other mere mortals who dig in to their cereal and their donuts. Believe in the power of starving as though it were a religion.
Brush your teeth frequently. A fresh mouth helps keep you from wanting to eat.
Wear a rubber band on your wrist and snap it when you feel like eating.
Brush your teeth when you feel like eating.
You can do this and you knew you could do this before you started thinking about food. So stop dreaming of cookies, focus yourself and remember why your hungry in the first place. You want this, you need this so don't wreck it now.
Leave the house with no money and walk around, chase butterflies, take the dog until the need to binge has gone.
If your by your self start yelling at your self. Tell your self you don't need this. Scream if it helps. Just get the binge feelings out of your system. I find this very effective.
Spray perfume on the food you're dying to eat. You won't (and shouldn't cause you'll get really sick) eat it then.
Turn the temperature down in your car/house, or open windows in your room at night, so that you'll be colder and your body will have to burn calories to keep warm. (Obvi we have also heard the opposite works as well)
When you lose weight reward yourself with something you want (not food obviously). Shopping is always good.
Instead of buying food, buy yourself flowers. Food is depressing, but flowers make you happy.
Exchange a bad habit for a good one (i.e. someone trades smoking for jogging). This may be hard, but very rewarding if you can do it. Exchange eating for yoga, or meditation, or reading more.
Think higher of yourself! You're too good to put THAT in your body!
Save the money you would have spent on that meal in a jar. Save it in a bottle instead and watch it grow.
Fidgeting burns 500-800 extra calories a day. Suck in your tummy and squeeze your buns, bounce your legs, sway side to side, swing your feet, ect.
Take a shower. Hot steamy water can suppress your appetite and paying close attention to your body will remind you exactly why you're losing weight in the first place. A cold shower works just as well, but don't do it in winter.
When eating, put down your silverware or sip water in between each bite. Your stomach will feel full faster and you are less likely to overeat.
Chew every bite at least thirty times. Your food will taste better and you will be much more satisfied. Don't swallow until all the flavor is gone from of each bite.
Pay attention to when and what you are eating. Ask yourself: "Do I really want to eat this?"
Weigh in only once a week. Record it in your journal.
Cleaning something dirty can make you lose your appetite. The toilet, the litter box, under the kitchen sink, scrubbing out the garbage bin, anything grimy or smelly. The mess, along with the smell of the cleaner, can put you off food for a while.
Make it a rule that you always have to burn twice the calories you consume (i.e., if you ate something with 100 calories, you would have to burn 200). The thought of all the exercising you would have to do can be very discouraging.
Find a buddy onine, and do fasts with them, competitions, or just have someone to email when you're craving.
Wear a rubber-band around your wrist and snap it against your skin when you are tempted to eat.
If you eat right before bed, lay on your left side so the food goes through your system faster.
Chew gum if you need to cook so you won't eat any of the food.
If you're right handed, eat with your left hand. It will take a lot longer to get the food to your mouth.
Wear perfectly applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what's going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones help with cravings.
When going out, take only the amount of money you'll need. Nothing extra, that way you won't be tempted to spend it on food.
Have 6 small meals a day. Take 2 apples, and split them so you can make 6 meals out of them. That way your body will be tricked into thinking it's eating more.
"Remember that you do have to eat sometimes. Not a lot of course but you have to eat something. Make sure you eat at least two things each day.