Are you someone who believes you can’t allow yourself to eat certain foods?
Can’t have them in the house or you’ll devour them immediately?
Can’t trust yourself around cookies? Chips? Chocolate?
I get it. I used to be that way before I ditched my lists of foods I “shouldn’t” eat. I always ended up eating those foods anyway. Don’t you?
Because I knew they were forbidden, I would wolf them down, like if I ate them fast without paying attention, I wasn’t really eating them.
It was so unsatisfying and sad because I had all of that food in my body, yet I barely tasted it, let alone enjoyed it. All I felt was uncomfortable afterwards. And maybe guilty and mad at myself for eating like a pig.
I no longer have “forbidden foods,” and I no longer overeat. I can have any of my previously forbidden foods in the house and even forget they’re there.
You can take the power back from those foods.
Listen below to understand why you overeat the foods you forbid yourself from eating, and what you can do instead.
In this episode, there’s an exercise for eating chocolate, or any foods you love.
Get a free copy of the Chocolate Exercise by clicking the link below.
Thanks to Susan Albers, PsyD, for the idea for this exercise.
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I'm passionate about helping foodies learn how to drop their excess weight for good without dieting. I help you discover what is really causing your weight problem (it isn't that you love food!), and teach you how to enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat. I'd love to teach my method to you! I’m also a gourmet cook and baker who struggled with my weight for 40 years before discovering the secret of how to stop emotional eating and overeating. I am a certified life coach, arbitrator and mediator, and I live on the coast of Maine.