EXCUSE: “Screw it—I’ve blown it with that piece of cherry pie, I might as well grab a second.”
What Your Brain’s Doing
All or nothing thinking.
You’re seeing things in strictly black and white: If you make one mistake, giving in to another seems OK. Yet most things in life fall in gray zones—and recognizing that can be a diet lifesaver.
How to Switch It Off
Change your mindset.
Say to yourself: “Just because I’m not perfect doesn’t mean I should give up.” If Tom Brady had quit when down in the fourth quarter, he’d never have won four Super Bowls. So think of that slice as halftime, and go pie-free after that.
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