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When I have a craving, I indulge just enough to take off the edge and not binge. But the one thing I do and commit to is documenting everything I eat. I learned that by documenting, I am more conscious of what I am putting in my body and how many calories I consume daily.
When I'm feeling stressed, bored, or just watching my fiancÚ eat crap, I have to "fill the void" with something in order to keep from making a mistake. In other words, exercise for 10 minutes, drink a big glass of water or snack on some fresh veggies.
There are two things that work for me.
I have successfully maintained my weight for 13 years simply by being human at times. 2 days a month I let myself eat or drink whatever I want. I don't miss the way i looked as a 2x 13 years ago but I enjoy eating occasionally like I did when I was fat.
I admire the spark members who are able to stay on track without tracking their food. It is I guess reserved to a small select group which I don't belong to. I don't like tracking but the times I have been successful I have. So once a week I take the time to plan it all in advance! It works for me!