“People binge on food or money because they believe they’re not supposed to eat/have what they want.  But just because you tell yourself you shouldn’t eat six pieces of bread a day doesn’t mean you stop wanting six pieces.  And the more you tell yourself you can’t have it, the more you want/think/obsess about it, the stronger the charge around the bread gets.  Soon all you can think about is needing to eat that bread.”

– Lost & Found by Geneen Roth

“Telling Yourself You Can’t Have It”

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