I have been having a full week like that. I've exceeded my maintenance calories by about 100 a day, so it's not catastrophic, but it's still annoying. I don't know why this happens, but I do have a bit more stress in my life right now, so maybe that's why it's happening.
I'm going to try a few strategies (so maybe this will help you, too):
1) I'll delay eating my first meal as long as possible.
2) I'm going to eat soup for lunch and/or dinner. I find soup satisfying and filling.
3) I'm going to try to keep snacks out of the house. If they aren't here, I can't eat them.
4) I will fight tooth and nail not to pick (like you, that is my downfall). I was making a homemade pizza today, and as I was placing the pepperoni on the pizza, I had an intense desire to eat a piece, but I resisted, thinking to myself, "If I eat this, will I really feel satisfied even a few seconds afterwards?" The answer was "no," so I didn't eat it.
Good luck to you (and me)!
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Last edited by lin43; 01-11-2012 at 06:33 PM.