Sabotaging Thought: I don’t deserve credit for my dieting tasks because I should already be doing them.
Response: No, I SHOULDN’T already be doing these things because I didn’t know how. If this was easy, if this was intuitively obvious, nobody would be overweight. Thinking “I should already be doing them” is not a view that’s in line with reality because the data shows that most people can’t/aren’t doing these things. It’s imperative that I give myself credit and recognize my accomplishments so that I can build my confidence and my sense of self-efficacy.