TO ALL: I am going on vacation for one week, so I won’t be able to post for a bit. I thought I would leave you with a little victory to tide you over until I return. Feel free to still comment and I will respond to them, also, when I return. Blessings!
A big hurtle that I have had to overcome was dealing with my feelings of deprivation. Whenever I would have something super delicious, I would always think that I better eat as much as I can because I might not get it again. Most of the time, these thoughts about scarcity of certain foods would go undetected by me, but they would certainly fuel me to overeat.
Once I recognized these thoughts, the conversation often went like this: “Oh! This food is so delicious. I better have more because everyone else is going to eat it. Then it will be gone and I might not have it again” (Gee, my thoughts are very long-winded!) Then I learned to respond in this way, “No it won’t. If I want to eat more, then I can make it again tomorrow. No big deal.” And “If you eat too much then you won’t want it anymore and you will feel gross; stick with what you have had and make more tomorrow if you still feel like it.”
Those responding thoughts have really helped me to not overeat when I am eating something delicious. I am a big girl. I have two hands. I have the power to make the food again everyday if I want to.