EXCUSE: “I’ll stop stuffing my face soon, then hit the gym hard tomorrow.”
What Your Brain’s Doing
Overly positive fortune-telling.
This “wishful thinking” doesn’t take into account past performance or likely outcomes—meaning, you probably won’t stop…or put in that extra-intense workout.
How to Switch It Off
Go deep on yourself and perform an experiment: “According to the evidence—aka, the five mini Snickers wrappers in my pocket—my track record for stopping while I’m ahead isn’t great. So why don’t I do an experiment and see if I can push myself away from the table?”
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