Sometimes when we ask dieters what (sabotaging) thoughts led them to overeat, they say, “I wasn’t thinking anything, it just happened.” However, unlike digestion or the beating of your heart, eating is NOT automatic. Ultimately you are in charge of every bite of food you eat – which is good news! This means that you can learn to control your eating by really taking time to figure out what sabotaging thoughts you were having and coming up with strong responses to them.