Give yourself permission to eat “forbidden” foods
Growing up, I learned very quickly that cake, cookie and chips were verboten “treats” and would make me “fat”. We had potatoes without butter, vegetables without dip and sugar free and fat free everything else. As a result, eating these “bad” foods became my way of rebelling against my parents – only now it’s my husband. I was terrified of eating these foods (sure I would never stop) but the funny thing was, the more I told myself I could have them (and let myself), the less I wanted them.