depriving yourself: eat what you love.
backfires on you. Instead, she says, focus on having a small amount sometimes just a bite of what you really love several days a week, or even every day. If you have a little bit of your favourite food every day, it takes away your anxiety and the feeling of eating something forbidden.
The exception: If you know that one bite will lead to verboten foods out of the house altogether. Avoid the panic of missing out on foods you only get to enjoy once a year by putting a few goodies in a Ziploc bag and freezing them. Knowing that you can have a bite of Christmas fudge in February may take the edge off and keep you from over-indulging now.