The science is backing up what we know intuitively if we think about it.
We want to change how we eat but the thought frightens us.
We can't bear the thought of living without certain foods.
Our plans to make a change are sabotaged by an uncontrollable impulse to eat something we promised ourselves earlier in the day to stay away from.
I'm sure you can add your own examples.
Yet we don't want to acknowledge that what we're dealing with is addiction cause that's even scarier and makes us move closer to the realization that we'll have to do something about it if we actually want to improve our health and well-being.
Now I know this isn't everybody. Some of you aren't particularly susceptible to addictive behaviors and are able to moderate. If that's you, I'm jealous and happy for you at the same time. That's not me, and it's not most of the people I work with. The majority of us are like alcoholics when it comes to sugar and you wouldn't dream of telling someone with a drinking problem to simply indulge but in moderation.
So in case you haven't heard this already, the way out of this trap is giving sugar, wheat and dairy the boot.
Did you just groan?
Does the thought of cooking without cheese make you declare, "No way!" without even trying?
Here's some of the science for you: