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.
The good news is that you can too! You can change your relationship with food and eating so that you can eat the foods you love without overeating.
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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Hi Shari, I think many of us go through struggles with food. I LOVE CARBS. But I have always had to watch them–first with low blood sugar and now with a propensity to high blood sugar. I guess my pancreas is just a trouble maker. But what I’ve done is discovered really dark chocolate. I keep bars of it in the house and my husband and I EAT ONLY A FEW SMALL PIECES after dinner. Yes, when there’s a birthday party in the family, we will eat some cake. But ice cream, candy bars etc we keep them out of the house. So far it’s working. I don’t need to become a diabetic!
I’m so glad you’ve found something that works for you. Paying attention to how and why we’re eating makes all the difference in satisfaction and keeping our weight down, but when your blood sugar goes up, you’ve got to pay special attention to what you’re eating.