Thinking about the boyfriend analogy, the only way to really get over the guy is to cut ties completely. If you continue to see him, even once a week, you will never get over him- even if the encounter is planned. Taking this to food, if you are still eating the food you desire, say brownies, once a week, won’t you still always have that desire? Don’t you need to cut things off completely to allow yourself to acquire new tastes and move on? I understand that we can learn to control desire, but won’t desire always be there if we are still eating the over-desire food? Wouldn’t it be better to not have the food at all? I’d like to get to a point where that food doesn’t even phase me at all and it seems like cutting ties completely is the answer. Please help me sort this out! Thank you!