Eating for pleasure isn’t quite what you might have thought; it’s more about quality than quantity. True enjoyment comes from savoring highly pleasurable foods fully, rather than overindulging and triggering a cycle of self-doubt. Imagine eating at your goal weight: Do you envision yourself overeating, or savoring just enough of what you truly love? This perspective shifts the focus to mindful eating—choosing to enjoy your favorite foods in amounts that leave you feeling good physically and emotionally. It’s possible to have your cake and maintain your body, too, by balancing indulgence with awareness and appreciation for the food you eat.

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