I'd say that learning what combination of food keeps me the most satisfied and least likely to binge has been a huge factor in my successs. I had to learn how I could adequately balance healthy eating with moderate amounts of unhealthy food. Since I prefer to have one big meal a week rather than spreading my treats out, I had to learn how much I needed to scale back the rest of the week in order not to see gains as a result of my treat meals. I also learned that I couldn't be too restrictive the other days of the week because that set me up for bingeing.
Other important factors for me have been making regular exercise a normal part of my life and a priority, meal planning, continued tracking of my food, developing a binge-control plan, near-daily weigh ins (which keep me honest and help me self-correct when needed) and staying active and connected to my support systems here.
Edited by: TINAJANE76 at: 2/19/2013 (01:35)
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