Our expert says:
OK, please for a start stop misleading yourself. It isnt true that you CANNOT stop eating junk food, but that you have not, thus far, stopped eating junk food for long enough. The fact that you have done so for as long as a couple of months PROVES that you are able to do so ; so the next challenge is maintaining it, once you've started.
As with alcoholics with alcohol, it's important, if you slip up and eat a couple of Bad Things that you know you shouldn't, not to despair and wail and throw up your hands in horror announcing that all is lost, and then treat your anxiety with loads of comfort food, but just to take it calmly, as a brief error reflecting a long-standing bad habit, and calmly return to your diet.
If you never get the wrong sort of foods or have them in your home, it becomes much more difficult to relapse. If you have some of the naughty foods in the fridge or cupboard, you will hear them singing to you and luring you to them. Banish them from your home. And make sure you lose all the numbers of fast-food stores, and to stay out of them. Tell all your friends and work-mates that you are on this diet, and ask them to remind you, to avoid ever tempting you with the wrong foods, and to interfere if you seem about to relapse.
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