Sabotage: “It’s okay to have this extra food because I’ve been so good.”
Response Card: Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. My body doesn’t know or care how much I’m NOT eating, it only knows how much I AM eating. It’s not saying to me, “You were so good! Here’s 500 free calories, I promise I won’t process them.” If I eat extra calories, regardless of how many I didn’t eat, I’ll gain weight.