This weekend, if you make a mistake and think, “Oh no, I’ve eaten something I shouldn’t! I’ve really blown it for the day so I might as well just get back on track on Monday,” remind yourself that if you were washing your nice china and dropped a plate and it broke, would you say, “Well, I’ve blown it now!” and then throw the rest to the floor? Of course not! Making an eating mistake is like dropping a plate. You can stop the damage after one and be fine, but the more you go on to eat off track, the more plates you throw to the ground. Don’t keep throwing plates on the floor until Monday!
The Beck Diet Program was developed by Dr. Judith S. Beck with Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW.
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