- When overeating is inevitable, I give myself permission to eat what I’m craving simply to maintain control of the situation.
I once discovered the secret to getting teenagers to agree with my way of thinking — simply figure out what it is they planned to do anyway and tell them to do just that. From then on, any confrontations were my choice, not theirs. I was in complete control of every situation. From that perspective, I never lost an argument; I only conceded an occasional point. My journey from heavy to fit was a long march where proper mental preparation turned out to be quite valuable. The notion that I am in control of my eating takes some getting used to. Fake it ‘til you make it.