Hang in there. I don't think its more of being an emotional eater as it is not being able to have something. Sorta like, it is natural to want what you cannot have. I bet you did not want one Oreo on your loading days. If I drop .4 in the am I will be 9 lbs down from my pre loading weight, or 13 down from my post loading weight. I cannot wait to get into P3! I've done STRICT Atkins and NO problems. It will be fne to maintain. I did Atkins earlier this year and did not lose much over the 2.5 months or so I did it, not like in 2005, I dropped 50-55 lbs in 4 months and kept if off. Is it sad I am dreaming of eggs!!!!!