Yeahhhh somehow "bad eating" tends to beget the urge for more bad eating!
Like, if I have a small amount of sweet/treat food, I feel satisfied and treated. If I go a bit hog-wild on dessert, instead of feeling more satisfied, it seems to trigger that desire for more more more!
I don't know why that is... but it's good to understand "it happens" when next thinking about how fun and rewarding it will be to "cheat" :)
I would recommend a couple things.
1) If you are trying to "eat low/below your normal range" today to "make up" for overeating - don't. Eat like you have nothing to atone for. Have a normal mid or even high range day. Maybe tomorrow too. Sometimes that extra 300 calories is all you need to shift from "starving" to "alright, i can handle this."
2) Eat with a particular eye to the type of foods that sustain you - lots of protein, lots and lots of complex carbs (mainly veg). Lots of volume! You can give yourself that "full feeling" without too many calories if you rely on non-starchy veg.
Just hang in there, after a day or two "on the wagon" those post-cheat feelings will settle back down to normal.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 174.0