Regular meals keep you feeling full, prevent dips in blood sugar, and help prevent bingeing. Try to satisfy your urge with a noncaloric beverage or a piece of hard candy. The most nutritious snacks are complex carbohydrates & a small amount of protein & fat. Fiber reduces appetite &high water content foods help you feel full like beans, veggies and fruits. It takes your brain 20 minutes to register that you are full..wait before eating more. See the difference.
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When you buy a bag of something for a "treat", remember that it is a "treat" and not a binge. Just buy a serving size bag. It satisfies the craving, but I don't get a chance to binge on a big bag. It may cost slightly more, but at least I know that I won't pay for it in calories.
We all get cravings for foods that we know we shouldn't have. If you allow yourself that one serving of a craved food, it will be much better for you than trying to ignore it. Just make sure they don't happen to often.......
I am often wanting to eat at the end of the day, even after a dinner. Now, to maintain, instead of my past snacking I limit myself to vegetables, as many as I can eat. They are low calorie and filling with all the fiber. If I still want a snack after that, I make it a taste, not a binge.
cravings getting the best of you,? Before you reach for that comfort food grab a carrot or apple, if possible wait until you've eaten your 5 servings of fruits/veggies , They provide bulk and will reduce your desire.
Often when we binge all needed foods get set aside causing us to continue to binge do to empty stomachs, and fluctuating sugar levels.
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