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Please tell me I'm not the only one who goes on feeding frenzies. I don't know what happened tonight. Usually I am so good. Eat right, no junk.....blah, blah, blah. I had a nice chicken breast, tossed salad and steamed broccoli for dinner.<br>
And then it started. First the Klondike bar, then the peanuts, then the Dorito's, then the cookies. I rarely do this. Of course now I feel sick and I'm too wired to sleep. My system will be messed up for days. Does anyone else ever have this sudden urge to eat everything in sight?<br>
My workout today wasn't too bad - ran for 40 minutes and worked out at the gym for an hour and a half. I certainly wasn't famished. Just overcome with a huge carb craving. Funny how I ignored the apples and the bananas.<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif">
 

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I think the occasional junk food binge serves a useful purpose. The guilt and the bloat should keep you in line for quite a while now. And (although I have nothing to back me up on this) I bet in the long run it's gentler on the scale than eating a little bit of crap on a daily basis.
 

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I started to eat a lot more before the NYC Marathon in November. Then I went into off-season, and kept eating as much as before. I'm 5 lbs heavier now. I'd still eat pretty much everything and I became addicted to dark chocolate. But what the heck, I'm doing a HIM in 5 months, imagine how much I'll burn training.
 

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Definilty don't beat yourself up over it. Sounds like you ate a very healthy dinner but you can't leave yourself hungry because it leads to bad choices. Maybe you just didn't eat enough for dinner. I often crave something sweet after I eat and a cookie or a piece of chocolate is a good choice I think, however, if I don't eat enough dinner than a cookie or a piece of chocolate just isn't gonna cut it right? I don't have to be stuffed after dinner but I refuse to still be hungry!!!
 

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I'm right there with you! I don't beat myself up over it, but if I find it happening too often, I'll try to take a step back and figure out why I'm doing it. I tend to be an emotional eater (many of us are!), and usually my feeding frenzy involves some level of stress in my life, and it always involves lots of chocolate <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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I turn into a %$^%%# SHARK the week before my period. I can eat normally for 3 weeks, then it's like someone poured blood in the water and I can't stop.
 

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I think your really missing something here. Sure you ate bad, and your hating it. However, I really believe that we eat like that sometimes because our bodies are asking for something. A certain fat or protein that you are missing. Your body may know it's lacking and tell your brain. You then seek that amino acids in foods you know you aren't eating on a daily basis.<br><br>
Additionally and on the same thought. A, D, E, K. That fat soluble vitamins may be low or because your diet was lacking fat, your mind found a way to get them.<br><br>
This could be all BS and I have zero proof to back it up. I know after many years of watching my diet that sometimes I have to cheat. I have to have something fatty, salty or just plain odd.<br><br>
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I read somewhere...don't ask where....<br>
that sometimes cravings aren't for what you think they are.<br>
The one I remember most is salt. Many women crave chcocolate on a regular basis...I crave salty snacks. Big time. Much of the time.<br><br>
Anyway....this article suggested that salt cravings may actually be a hydration issue....that you need more water. Because salt helps retain water the craving for it may indicate that your body wants more water not necessarily more salt.<br><br>
So....of course I've been doing a little experiment.<br>
When I've got the taste for the salty stuff....I've been reaching for water.<br>
Holy Crap....that article might be right.<br>
Of course...if I get a reasonable amount of water (a glass or two) and still want that salty snack, I've been going for it. But, it takes less of it to feel satisfied than it would have before.<br>
Go figure.<br><br>
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And...this is officially the 4th whole day in a row that I've gone without soda....diet or regular. I'm ok, really...I'm ok. Mostly. But, it was hard not going for it tonight when it was right there calling to me....but, the tea has the caffeine.....I'm going to see how long it takes before I run over small children to get a coke. Soda's also a downfall of mine.
 

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It happens. I think the most important thing is to not be derailed by it.<br><br>
For me, I've found ever since I went to a grazing philosophy (no huge meals; small bits of food/liquid intake 5-6 times a day) I've had very few instances of actually going hog-wild and downing a whole pepperoni pizza or tub of ice cream or something similar.
 
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