Noticed your post. Sorry this is a little late but I wanted to reply because I, too, am having some of the same problems. I think mine has to do with the fact that carbs go down much easier than protein. But I find if I eat the protein first, I can't get the carbs in. If I have access to chips or something like that I find myself snacking. So, I have to not have anything like that in the house. I've lost 156 lbs so far. The last month, I lost another 12 lbs but that was because of a ventrical hernia repair. The doc said I will probably lose more in the next month because my system will not be back to normal until then. So, I know I need to make the best of these next few days. I also find that if I am snacking or not eating the right things, if I will stop and say, "Why are doing this? What are you really feeling right now or what are you trying not to feel right now?" It does help because I know I am an emotional eater and that does concern me. I don't want to be back where I was. Thanks for listening.