I think one of the first awesome changes that I noticed, after learning about the first two principles of motivation and choice, was that by recognizing that I am free to eat anything (at any time, in any amount) I could also allow myself
to not eat everything and still not feel deprived! Does that make sense? It’s like I was eating the cake because I was scared that not eating the cake would make me feel deprived or restricted. Reminding myself that I CAN but don’t have to (right now) has been insanely helpful!