Sabotaging Thought: It’s okay to have dessert before dinner (even though I’m working on the skill of no dessert before dinner) because I just won’t have it later.
Response: Actually it’s NOT okay to have dessert now because if I do, I send myself the message that it’s okay to not do what I say I’m going to do. It’s not about the calories, it’s about the habit. Every single time I give in to a craving and have dessert before dinner, I increase the likelihood that I will the next time, and the time after that. Every single time I resist, I make it easier to do so the next time.