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  •  Trigger foods (4+ / 0-)

    That's what I'm struggling with now.  I've gone on diets (eating plans, whatever) that allow me to eat whatever I want as long as it's within certain limits.  So I make sure to get in sugary foods.

    My trigger foods are sweets of almost any kind.  I will eat a smaller meal in order to be sure that I have room for dessert.  I'll eat sweets and, as you note, not feel satisfied at all.  Plus, I can eat more of them than anything - shocking amounts.

    You've got a smart approach to your eating; it's actually pretty inspiring reading yours and others' comments.  

    Good health to you!

    A comic yet realistic dignity is an extraordinary defense against life's cruel setbacks - David Rakoff

    by Knockbally on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 08:15:23 AM PDT

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    •  Sweets were my trigger too. (1+ / 0-)
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      I found that the high carbs in sugar and flour (grain) sent my insulin into overdrive trying to deal with my blood sugar spikes.  I am not even close to diabetic, but controlling my blood sugar was essential to controlling my appetite.  I did lots of reading to find dessert recipes that were low carb and would not raise my blood sugar.  And I know it sounds a little weird maybe, but I try to eat protein with my dessert.  It keeps me from wanting to overeat the dessert.  I found out that that strategy is somewhat based on "The Zone" diet, something I didn't know about.  Basically, the carbs I eat in my diet cannot be unopposed by proteins and fats.  Kicking my cravings in this way has helped me lose and keep off 50 pounds.  Oh, and no counting of calories.

      •  Great info (0+ / 0-)

        I know that protein is so important - and I can feel the hills and valleys of sugar in my system.  It can't be good for a body, that's for sure.

        Actually, eating protein with dessert is a smart idea - protein's filling and satisfying and doesn't cause those spikes.

        Makes me think about "appetite" - it can be a tricky thing if you're not eating right.  That is, the natural appetite gets screwed up, and you think you're hungry (or maybe are hungry?) when your body doesn't need the food.

        Your method is blessedly simple, too.  I can only count points or calories for awhile, and then I tire of it.  Love all the great information here!!!

        A comic yet realistic dignity is an extraordinary defense against life's cruel setbacks - David Rakoff

        by Knockbally on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 08:05:22 PM PDT

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