One of the keys to successful weight loss is damage control. You can undo a week’s worth of caloric deprivation in a hour of wild binging. People tend to binge on calorie dense carbohydrate – which provides the greatest serotonin kick. Chocolate and cookies and cake and ice cream are all available in sugar-free varieties, that do not give you the same brain chemical lift as the sugared versions. This means that when you are eating sugar-free “crap”, it’s easier to stop, because you are not getting sugar-high. Sugar-free Popsicles and sugar-free Creamsicles and sugar-free Fudgesicles can be diet savers.