Saying you aren’t allowed certain foods while you try to lose weight? 🛑
Saying NO to chocolate? 🍫
I know when I used to diet, Sunday night would normally mean eating everything that I wanted before my “DIET” started on Monday 🍔
When I dieted there were strict rules and only certain foods were allowed, god that’s why it was so boring and I never lasted 😂
Anyway Monday would come and by lunch time I would already be thinking about all the food I wasn’t allowed.
Thinking to myself how the hell am I going to last a month eating like this when even after a few hours I was going crazy.
It never worked!
Restricting yourself never works!
It might for a while but eventually you will cave and cave in hard, like I did.
Then all your good efforts go to waste and you feel like an absolutely failure because you couldn’t survive on carrots and lettuce leaves.
So you need to stop forbidding certain foods.
Tell someone to not think about a pink elephant and that is the first thing they will think of.
That’s exactly what happens when you say to yourself you are not allowed chocolate, your brain ONLY thinks about chocolate!!
Trust me the brain beats even the strongest willpower in time.
And mostly you then end up eating your own body weight in chocolate SIMPLY because you restricted yourself and told yourself NO!
So allow yourself a bit of chocolate, come on!
If you actually take a regular portion and learn to not overeat or feel guilty there is no problem here.
Eating a portion of chocolate will never make you gain weight, the whole context is important.
Allow yourself to be free of a restricted diet, you will find that you will be able to make better choices and not have to binge.
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