Why do I randomly want to pig out every once in a while?

I’ve been dieting since August and have lost 50 pounds so far.

Most of the time I’m good. Most of the time I don’t even crave bad foods. I have the occasional cheat meal, but usually I’m good. I don’t even miss my old foods 95% of the time.

But every once in a while, like once every month or so, I’ll get an insatiable craving to stuff my face with milkshakes and cookies and candy.

Today I’m struggling because I’m staring at this dessert place on Grubhub and it’s so so hard to just close the tab and have my regular dinner instead. It’s like my brain is obsessed with sweets when this happens.

Why do I randomly want to pig out every once in a while?