Sabotaging Thought: I feel so deprived that I can’t have this extra dessert that I want.

Response: Feeling deprived is all a matter of where I put my focus. I can focus on what I’m not getting – extras dessert – and feel badly, OR I can focus on what I am getting in resisting extra dessert – all the benefits of weight loss – and feel great. If I’m feeling deprived, it’s probably because I’m putting my focus in the wrong place.