Better Now

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I have changed my focus: I used to say to myself, when I was about to overeat, “This will add half a pound (.2 kg) to my weight.” That consequence was not effective in stopping me from overeating. It seemed too distant, too much like “I will deal with that later.” I’ve now identified something that is affected the moment I eat—my sense of shame. Now, when I’m thinking of putting something inappropriate into my mouth, I ask, “Is this worth the damage to myself? Is this adding to my self-shaming? If I do this, the food will be bitten,

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