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8/26/18 5:31 P

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Eating a bag of M&Ms will not make or break your healthy lifestyle. You have to look at that bag in the grand scheme of things.

How big was the bag ? Was it a single serving bag or a full size bag ? a single serving bag of M&Ms is about 220-240 calories. A lot of members will beat themselves up because they ate a candy bar or maybe a bag of chips.

Let's say you did eat an entire full size bag of M&Ms. not a hard thing to do. In my eating days, I could knock off a bag of fun sized chocolates in a day or two.

What to do ? You ate it. You OWN it even if it means logging 1,000+ calories for the day. If you don't log it, you'll forget about it. If you forget about it, you'll binge on them again.

I agree with others. If you know you can't control yourself around M&Ms get them out of the house until you can. Out of sight. Out of mind. if they aren't there to binge on them, you wont.

One thing to do is be proactive. don't beat yourself up because you ate/binged on the candy. Examine why you did it. Were you upset about something ? Were you bored ? Stressed out ? Maybe you were hungry because you hadn't eaten all day. Something caused you to binge on the candy. If you can figure out what triggered the binge, you can reduce how many times you binge.

You can learn from this experience. You didn't do anything wrong. You just happened to eat a few too many M&Ms. the world wont end.

Tomorrow, you try to eat a little more mindfully. Don't starve yourself to compensate. concentrate on eating wholesome foods that nourish your body. Get the junk out of the house.

8/26/18 10:04 A

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2/27/18 4:56 P

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starches and sugars increase your cravings.
for a sweet craving, try fresh fruit with pb or a small piece of cheese
for a starch craving try roasted chickpeas or bake some sweet potatoes and keep them in the fridge for when you crave carbs.
Substituting a craving with healthy options that have nutritional value will give you good nutrition with fiber to help satisfy the binge is less time.

if it's a binge craving...try analyzing what's really bothering you.

Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 2/27/2018 (16:57)
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2/27/18 10:47 A

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I binged on carbs and sweets last night and felt sick afterward and filled with regret. I know that it's not a good thing to do, but I keep binging at night and feeling guilt and shame afterward. It's been a problem for years. Any suggestions?

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11/14/17 7:55 A

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I struggle with this issue myself. What is important is you forgive yourself and move on.

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."
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11/14/17 6:06 A

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In addition to what has been said already, I wonder how big of a bag are we talking about here? The single serving one or something bigger like a one pound bag or the gigantic warehouse store sized bag?

If it's the single serving bag, it honestly isn't a huge deal. That can work into your calories for the day. If you managed to eat a whole bigger bag, than you may want to look into why you binged it. Have you put peanut M&Ms completely off limits? Have you had some stress in your life? How has your nutrition been otherwise? Sometimes a binge can signal poor nutrition choices.

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11/13/17 4:18 P

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it's done - you cannot undo it. But you can learn from it!

It is much easier to say no ONCE at the, as Luann said - don't buy them.

I don't buy my 'trigger' foods, because if I do, I know I will over indulge.

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11/13/17 3:52 P

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Quit buying peanut M&Ms.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

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11/13/17 3:12 P

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I ate an entire bag of peanut m&ms last night. I am so angry with myself. I don't even know why I did it. I haven't done this in a long why now? How do I recover?

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