I’m trying to stop eating when I’m not hungry. This mostly happens at night after dinner where I was in the habit of eating dessert or chocolate even though I wasn’t hungry anymore. I started writing my allowed urges on the “100 urges worksheet” but I have a question: Each day after dinner the thought of something sweet arises in my mind. Sometimes I feel the urge to have something (T: “I really really want this”), but other times not (T: “I could go get something nice”). It’s like the thought is there as a habit, and I would usually go get something either way because I had no reason not to treat myself. Now I do.
So on the days where I don’t feel an actual urge but still don’t go eat something when that thought arises, does it “count” as allowing an urge? I feel it’s more like allowing/dismissing a thought. It feels much easier to do because I can simply remind myself I don’t want to overeat anymore. It’s no real effort, so I feel like I’m “cheating” when I write it down on my worksheet. Thanks for your guidance.