I look to it as comfort, as a distraction or as a reward. The truth is food is simply there to nourish you, not to be your relief in difficult situations or your joy in life. Does anyone else have this problem? Just because you eat the right portions of healthy food for three days of the week, doesn’t mean you mean you can binge for the four remaining days of the week. Also not eating anything and just drinking water and black coffee with no sugar for your “detox days” have not benefited you.
Be choosy about carbs. You can decide which ones you eat, and how much. Look for those that are low on the glycemic index (for instance, asparagus is lower on the glycemic index than a potato) or lower in carbs per serving than others. Whole grains are better choices than processed items, because processing removes key nutrients such as fiber, iron, and B vitamins. They may be added back, such as in “enriched” bread.