Visual imagery, positive and negative, doesn’t work for controlling sweet and starch cravings. Picturing bugs crawling over a chocolate sundae, or imagining how terrific you look and feel at your goal weight – are generally ineffective. There are lots of sophisticated psychological theories as to why classic imagery doesn’t work from carbohydrate cravings, but I like the simple notion that there’s only so long you can lie to yourself. Cognitive Defusion is effective for dealing with your sweet and starch cravings however, because it addresses the core problem – how to crave carbohydrates and not eat them, as opposed to what visual imagery is trying to do, which is to conquer your cravings.
You can’t conquer your cravings
on May 16, 2013 | No Comments