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MIAJOEB SparkPoints: (205,432)
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1/31/13 12:40 P

Welcome to spark people...
there are so many articles that help me on a daily basis.
this is part of one I enjoyed today.

Coming Back from a Binge
So let's say it's been a rough week and you binged on one or more foods. It doesn't matter whether it was your favorite flavor of ice cream, healthy foods from your "approved" list, or anything you could get your hands on. Now what? Here's a list of dos and don'ts to get you back on track:

DON'T beat yourself up over it. We’ve all had those days at some point, and you can't change what happened in the past.
DO move forward and make your next meal or snack a healthy, portion-controlled one.
DON'T overly restrict your diet over the next few days to "make up for being bad." This will make you more likely to continue the cycle of deprivation dieting and binging.
DO focus on making the best food choices you can each day, focusing on lean proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water. But continue to allow yourself to enjoy that small piece of dark chocolate (or other portion controlled treats) on occasion.
DON'T punish yourself at the gym after a binge. Stick to your usual exercise routine. Maybe go for an extra walk or do some other light activity in addition to your workouts, but try to avoid the mindset of "working off" the calories you consumed. This, too, can lead to an unhealthy cycle of binging and over-exercising.

KRYSTALGEM85 SparkPoints: (10,067)
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1/31/13 12:16 P

Welcome to spark people! There is actually a program on here i believe for members with diabetes i would look into that. Also make sure to track your food to get a good idea of how many calories you consume a day it will help.

MAMATEE53 SparkPoints: (39)
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1/31/13 11:53 A

Hi everyone,
My name is Teresa Barber and I am new to Spark . I started the weight watchers program on my own and my friend introduced me to Sparks. I have so much to learn because I have type 2 diabeties and I am at aloss as to how many carbs I should have at every meal and how to determine my fats and veggies and meats and what counts as what. i know there are plenty of Sparks People out there who faces the same challenges as I di. I would love to hear from you. I will be 60 my birthday and I want to be at least feeling so much better about myself and my looks. Most my family call me mama tee. I would love to hear from you.

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