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Night time binging has STOPPED!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

I just wanted to share my success so far with regards to night time binging.

Since I changed my eating to picking low/medium glycemic foods, the DEMON urge to keep eating at night has stopped. I'm not kidding!!!

Some of the things we are told to eat as a low fat, low calorie treat, like pretzels, rice cakes, etc. only spike your blood glucose, to fall to a crash, hence why we want more. Eating potato chips in moderation, even cheerios can cause this increase and drop in blood glucose.

I was trying so many things to defer from night time binging, not having a snack at night as it would only make me want more, but then feeling totally deprived, going to bed early, eating things I really didn't want to, trying to stay busy, all of it did not work. After a few days of fighting I would binge. Even tried to be good during the week, but my weekends were a train wreck. So I would eat chips for lunch only to want more and more food....into the next day, etc. etc. we all know the story.

I know I'm passionate about the whole glycemic thing and want to share it a lot, normally I don't get excited about something to this extreme, so that tells me it is working. I'm so passionate about it I even started a spark team. Don't want to check out the team? no offense taken, cause there are plenty of sites out there related to the topic to help you. You would be pleasantly surprised.

I still track my food to stay under 1500 which hopefully someday I won't have to..

Plus not having the urge to binge, has resulted in 12lbs lost since the beginning of December.

Okay, I'll shut up now
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    emoticon to you and your sweet successes so far. I checked out your link, just to remind myself of which are the lowest GI foods. I did pretty well remembering, and as I recall, it's a great lifestyle to curb cravings and promote body health. (I may incorporate more of this into my life again come February once things ease up for me).

    Have a great Sunday and week!
    1915 days ago
    I've been using the glycemic load for years. It works great.
    1921 days ago
    Don't shut up!! Reading this as a night time binge-er myself, I could not wait to get to the part where you shared a bit about what specific food choices you are making now. Just thought it would be interesting.

    My own bingeing urge, although it hasn't taken me over my daily calorie limit, has caused me to SAVE up calories during the day so that I can have more of them at night time. And although it feels good consuming those comforting carbs before bedtime - it doesn't feel right. In fact, my craving now is for proteins .... lots of protein.

    Anyway, your blog was not only a wake-up call but also a confirmation that the body does speak to us - it does tell us what it needs - if only we cared to listen. Think I'm going to start listening now.

    Thanks for taking time to share and please, please, please never shut up about anything you feel so passionate about. It may fall on deaf ears at times, to be sure, but then there will be times when someone like me stumbles upon a truth and is so glad that it was there to stumble upon.
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    1921 days ago
    I'm a big fan of cutting down the carbs and have found this has greatly stabilized my appetite, especially in the evenings.

    My new smart snack; cottage cheese with some fresh blueberries. A cup of this an hour or 2 post dinner and no problem making it through the morning.

    Good luck! Keep at it!
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