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Old 01-08-2014, 02:47 PM   #2
Valkyrie1
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Hi. I have experienced something similar. A therapist told me that it was my inner child or younger self who had felt deprived earlier in life. My inner child did not like restrictions or feeling deprived. The therapist said that I should set aside some time every day to sit and listen to my inner child, and see if she had anything she wanted to say to me. This didn't really do much for me, but it did get me thinking, and now, when I get rebellious against myself, I let the older, more parental part of myself offer compassion to the younger, rebellious part of myself. I say something like, "you really want that brownie right now, don't you, dear? Don't worry. You can have a brownie when you get to maintenance phase." Believe me, I didn't get a lot of that sort of compassion growing up. The foregoing HAS helped me.

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