If you have ever dieted, you've experienced some variation of this scenario. Soon afterwards, a few uncomfortable emotions sink in: shame and self-loathing among them. As a coach, a conversation with the dieter above is quite predictable:
Dieter: "I binge ate all day. I have no self-control and feel like crap."
Me: "You're not crap. You've been doing great. Let's talk about what happened?"
Dieter: "I told you I ate cupcakes… then pizza... I had maybe three days worth of calo…"
Me: "I mean what was the trigger? What were your thoughts at the time?"
Dieter: "I don't understand. What do you mean?"
Originally posted on Lifehacker.