On eating cookie dough until you feel sick.
There used to always be a negative tension when I’d bake cookies. It’d go something like this…
I knew I was going to want to eat the cookie dough, but I’d fight that craving. Then I’d end up eating it anyways. I’d then deal with the guilt and discomfort of overeating the dough, which I’d always do because there is nothing quite like restriction to amplify a craving.
So how did I stop feeling out of control around cookie dough…
I planned cookie dough for my snacks. I divided it up into containers to take with me to eat for my morning, afternoon, and after dinner snacks for as many days as I craved it so I didn’t have to lust over it anymore. You help cookie dough lose it’s power by eating it regularly.
What will help you get over feeling out of control around cookie dough is abstinence from restriction. Not abstinence from cookie dough.
I don’t like eating cookie dough until I feel sick and then being so full that I can’t enjoy the fresh-outta-the-oven cookies. I do like having cookie dough whenever I want it, because I know that the only thing trying to control my cravings ever helped me do was overeat. Cravings aren’t meant to be controlled, they’re meant to be honored.