Hi Snoody, and welcome. Way to go on the 50 lbs and getting goal, that is great. I am not in maintenence yet, so I don't know very much about all of that, but I do know about binging! First of all, take a good look on when you binge, where, and what. Is it stress? Could you find something else to do, read, talk on the phone, take a walk, play a computer game, etc? Is it boredom, and if so, what are some alternatives that you enjoy? Is it an overwheming urge for sweet things, because this could be a low blood sugar episode. If so, try eating a little starch, like a piece of toast, or even some fruit. Don't get in a panick to get your blood sugar back up and guzzle a Coke or something, because this gets a vicious circle started. It goes like this: You eat a meal or snack that is fairly high in carbs, your blood sugar comes up. You body produces insulin to process the sugar, your blood drops down. If your body gives you too much insulin, your sugar drops a little low, then your brain starts screaming for sugar to bring it back up, you eat sugar, feel better for a while, then up and down, and up and down we go. If you suspect it could be blood sugar, you should see your Dr about it for sure. Otherwise, avoid trigger foods (for example, I am the poster child for Lays, I cannot eat just one!) and rely on hot drinks like tea and coffee with splenda in it to help stave off hunger in between meals. Good luck!!!
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