Sabotaging Thought: I can’t believe I cheated on my diet, that’s so terrible.
Response: I didn’t cheat, I just made a mistake. If I cheated on my taxes or on a test – that would be bad. Making a mistake on my diet doesn’t say anything about my moral character; it only says I’m HUMAN. Mistakes aren’t terrible and they won’t impact my overall day or week as long as I recover right away.