It seems like everyday Bert - that guy inside my head who keeps convincing me to eat rubbish - lies to me.
Just flat out bald faced lies to me.
LOUNGE ROOM. 8:30 P.M.
D: (sigh) "What!"
B: "You need some chocolate"
D: "No Bert, I really don't need chocolate"
B: "But imagine how good it will..."
D: "Shuttup! I don't want any chocolate"
B: "Mmmmm that mouth coating chocolatey delicious....."
D: "Shuttup, shuttup, SHUDDUP!!"
B: "I am SO sure you are going to be hungry soon and you really need that chocolate because being hungry is awful"
D: "Stop it..although I am a little hungry I think..."
B: "Chocolate its like a big hug and can't you already feel your stomach starting to feel hungry cause it's"
D: "No I..I..." *sigh* "But I ...no"
B: "You need to have it now. You need to feel better, you need that chocolate, just one more time won't matter, you need to have it now, your body is craving it, you will be so unhappy if you don't.."
D: "Arrrgghhh stop it..."
B: "Wow was that a hunger pang, your stomach feels empty, you really really need some chocolate, imagine how warm and comforting it will feel, how relaxed your body will get..."
D: "Oh screw it, gimme!"
Its way too familiar to me of late.
But you just have to remember that you are lying to yourself.
YOUR BODY DOES NOT NEED THAT CHOCOLATE/MUFFIN/PIE/ROLL/CHIP.
It just doesn't, it's your brain that wants it.
But you don't stick food in your brain do you?
So you don't want it - your brain does. Your body is fine, its satiated, it does not need any more food, nothing will change if you eat that (insert delicious thing here).
Except you will feel guilty, unhappy and your body will expand a little more.
You do not need that extra food. Your brain wants it. Your body doesn't it.
Food goes in your body. So listen to your body.
You do NOT need that food.
Your body is perfectly content. You do not need that food.
Say no. Because you can.