Does a healthy weight loss diet include forbidden foods?

This Healthy Weight Loss Diet teaches you how to "diet" from thinking food is bad or forbidden!

For any weight loss diet to succeed the emotional triggers with food must be disconnected. We create  these triggers by the meaning we give food, the labels we give certain foods. 


Otherwise why would we eat when we are not hungry or beyond fullness?

For a healthy weight loss diet to be sustainable ffobidden foods have to  be a thing of the  past! In other words practice saying..... there are no forbidden of special foods anymore.

The goal is to practice and believe that you can eat what your body is hungry for, whenever it is hungry for it.


What your body truly wants will naturally change from time to time WHEN ALL FOODS ARE EQUAL (not forbidden in your mind). Then you will know you have successfully "dieted from bad food thinking".

To prevent or end emotional eating or compulsive eating, you must learn how to ..... 

Normalize or legalize all foods in your mind! Once you accomplish this you will be free of binge eating. and overeating forever!

It is not be possible to match the food to your specific belly hunger, unless all foods are legal in your mind while on your healthy weight loss diet.

You will have to "diet" from good food and bad food thinking.  That old thinking is actually what makes you eat without hunger and overeat.

Also remind yourself all foods are accessible to you.

Remind yourself of this often and say to yourself.....

"I can get that food for the rest of my life when my belly is hungry for it".

You can also say.....

"I will find a way to get it later if I am hungry in my belly for that food".

It is also very good to ask...

"How did I feel in my belly after I ate that food the last time". 


When you eat food that is not a good match for Belly hunger it doesn't feel good after you eat it.  (see Mouth Hunger)

Normalizing Foods in your thinking will free you from the need to binge or eat without hunger just because the food is there.

Until this "normalizing" all foods in your thinking happens,  you will tend to binge on "forbidden foods" or be grazing or overeating .

That is a big part of what drives over eating....wanting what is "forbidden" when you are following a healthy weight loss diet.  You want the "special  foods", that  you think you may not be able to eat later when you are eating a healthy weight loss "diet".

If what  you pick to eat is not a "good match" for what the belly wants you  will tend to keep eating trying to make that match.

This will sabotage your healthy weight loss diet. You might also be bingeing on forbidden or special foods during holidays or social celebrations with food.  This can often happen for years with lots of weight gain as a consequence. 

After years of restrictive dieting this might take a great deal of effort to break your old patterns of habit as well as fears and beliefs in your mind about foods and dieting.

But remember you knew how to do this as a baby, and you never ever over ate then!

Full babies smear the food everywhere or play with it, they will never overeat!

Inherent Instincts About Overeating are still alive in you!

You can't make a baby eat when they are not hungry or when they are full.

It doesn't feel good in the belly to overeat or eat without hunger!

Have you ever seen a baby when  the caretaker is feeding him or her?  What happens when  the baby gets full? 

Can you force the baby to take  even one more bite of their favorite food?  Nope, they might accept another bite but they will spit it out, play with it (or throw it ).

Babies have this inherent wisdom from the belly, and  so do you, it doesn't go away!

You just got disconnected through years of dieting or all the information out there about good and bad foods, making the bad foods more forbidden and  therefore more desirable.

For your healthy weight loss diet to succeed you must first recognize which foods have been forbidden,  remind yourself frequently that you will have that food in the future any time your belly is hungry for it.

I  love  to say to myself.....
" I will get to eat that food 100,000 times in my lifetime, but does my belly want it now or is this my ego (mouth/mind hunger)."


Usually the  belly doesn't  crave the  same thing  over and over again either. We crave variety that is how  we get a wide range of nutrients in our diet.

It is good to ask yourself...

"Am I eating a lot of variety or am I eating the same foods over and over or am I bored with what I am eating"

We are foraging creatures like many animals but we are not programed to overeat like bears for hibernation. That is what the mind hunger does.   The ego tricks us into eating when we are not hungry and it is usually "forbidden foods". So take that out of the equation. No Forbidden  foods!

Ask yourself...."Is my belly even hungry or am I being tricked and something else is going on".


Here is  a great practice to do with your healthy weight loss diet and thinking of "forbidden foods". 

Close your eyes and touch your belly to distinguish between mouth/mind hunger and belly hunger when you are thinking about eating  or you are actively eating.

Do it every time and determine how hungry your belly really is. 

Also ask yourself.... what is the degree of hunger you have, and what food would be the perfect match for your belly?

You always have your inner wisdom that resides in your belly with you, USE IT, it can never lie and it is always guiding you!

Can you see how the old way will sabotage you healthy weight loss diet? For a healthy weight loss diet forbidden foods are no longer something that can tempt you. 

You must "diet" from the old way of thinking about  food.

That is why so many lose weight and  eventually re-gain it all back, and more!

It can seem scary to think of having foods around that you historically binged on or labeled as forbidden. You can keep them out of the house for a while to make it easier but changing your thinking is critical to keeping the weight off for life.

Remember you have your constant guide with you, your inner belly wisdom.

AND in the beginning of this process always say out loud to yourself…..
I will get to eat this food 100,000 times in my life time, does my belly want it now? Do I even have belly hunger or is it one of the Other Hungers?

Once you convince yourself that you will never again face famine or deprivation from your long list of forbidden foods, you will gradually lose the desire to stuff yourself with these foods!

The old foods that were forbidden become common place, "normalized". Over a span of several weeks you will automatically vary your intake and eat from a variety of foods...even healthy ones!

Remember in the mind......
Scarcity = Anxiety
Surplus = Calming
(so remind yourself you will get to eat that food 100,00 times in you life)

Forbidden = Craving + Binging

Your belly knows when enough is enough, check in with your belly often touching it.

Normalized Legalized foods = being calm around food all the time!

When there are no forbidden foods in your belief system you are free in the  world of foods!

  • Once you prove to yourself that you will never again face famine or feeling deprived, you will gradually lose the desire to stuff yourself with what were your favorite foods, it would never occur to you, just like it never occurs to a toddler even when they are eating their favorite foods.

  • OVEREATING is actually the healthy model to break out of prison...the diet. It is your attempt to take back control and end deprivation. It is so nice when that is no longer necessary!

  • Yet overeating or eating without hunger  is unnecessary if all foods are legal and equal,  unless..... you are trying to feed one of the other hungers.

Healthy Weight Loss Diet and Forbidden Foods
What is the Goal?

The goal is to practice and believe that you can eat what your body is hungry for whenever it is hungry for it.

What your body truly wants will naturally change from time to time WHEN ALL FOODS ARE EQUAL.

Like your signature your hunger patterns are unique and may vary from day to day. Over a span of weeks, you will automatically vary your intake and eat from a variety of foods....even healthy ones if you are adding enough variety and always trying new foods.


Note : This is a transitional eating time. The goal is to practice and believe that you can eat what your body is hungry for, whenever it is hungry for it.

What your body truly wants will naturally change from time to time WHEN ALL FOODS ARE EQUAL. Then you will know you have successfully "dieted from bad food thinking" that made you overeat in the past!



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