This one might surprise you! Here is thought #3:
3. “I can’t have that.”
Say this instead: “I will make my own choices to allow myself to have the foods I want. If I deprive myself, I will want it even more and that may lead me to eat too much.”
Pick one food that you miss and have it once a day, every day, in a realistic portion. Sit down and enjoy the food and stop when it ceases to be pleasurable. “You’ll probably notice that after a few days, the food is less appealing and you will start skipping days,” she says. “That’s the brain learning that the taboo is gone, so the obsession can go away, too.”
Stay tuned for the next 5 negative thoughts!