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CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (81,084)
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3/28/13 8:09 A

Yes. Tracking the binges as really helped me with how frequently they occur. I think tracking the days when you overeat is almost more important than tracking the days when you are in range.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (79,476)
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3/28/13 7:38 A

I haven't binged that much since starting Spark 8 months ago (at least nothing that brought me over my spark range or maintenance even) until lately! I tried to do a lowerish carb diet and then carb cycling. I kept finding myself pigging out on carbs even more. Especially these homemade peanut butter, raisin, walnut and oat granola bars. I had at least 3 days in the past 2 weeks where I hit 2500 cals.

The low carb diet just left me tired and miserable all time, my workouts suffered, my legs were tired all the time, I felt deprived and I actually would lose a little bit of weight after my binges. So I've ditched it. How anyone can maintain a low carb diet while weight training and doing cardio is beyond me. The food is also terrible and high in fat. I mean, I love my protein and fat but, yuk... too much and I missed my fruit.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 3/28/2013 (07:39)
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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3/28/13 5:27 A

My absolute worst caloric day was around 3300. Yet only happened once as I tend to have a fairly strenous workout schedule and make sure I get in the appropriate amounts of what I need in the various categories. I make sure I don't have more than a 750 calorie DEFICIT otherwise my body thinks it is starving

LOSTLIME SparkPoints: (74,331)
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3/27/13 11:04 P

I didn't track my food on Saturday,Sunday and Monday. I was sick and was vomiting everything I ate.

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (40,291)
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3/27/13 10:55 P

Mine was around 2000. But we haven't had any vacations or major anythings that have prevented me from eating well since I started tracking a couple months ago.

When I started dieting and tracking my food I couldn't believe how hungry I was. I know I was probably eating close to 3,000 a day. No wonder I was gaining weight so quickly!

CHARITY1973 Posts: 185
3/27/13 8:41 P

I've just read a Sparkies blog about honesty with tracking your food even when you've overeaten/binged. This has got me thinking.

I have found tracking all food even the bad days to be really helpful at staying on track. There is something really insidious about pretending that a binged wasn't "that bad" or you didn't eat "that much". By tracking I generally find out quite clearly how 'bad' the eating actually was. I have found that I don't always overeat even when I think I have. And sometimes I find that what seemed 'normal' was actually hideous. Either way I know. Also by looking back across a week I can see that I generally have more good days then bad and this motivates me to stay on track.

What I thought would be interesting is, what is the worst tracked day of food you have recorded? Mine would be around 3500 calories since using Spark. Before I tracked who knows how bad it was !?!

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