Ep. 296: Why You Overindulge (and What To Do Instead)

It happens to all of us: you go out with friends or family and fully intend to stay within your calorie target and stay on track for weight loss, but you find yourself overindulging. It seems like this behavior is beyond your control, but in this episode of the Get Your GOAL podcast, I’m sharing the real reason you overindulge and offer a solution for what you can do instead.

My friend, food is not just fuel – we’ve all been socialized to associate it with feelings of love, comfort, and pleasure. Overindulgence occurs in social situations or special occasions, and is driven by a desire to feel loved and connected.

But here's the thing: no amount of food or drink can truly fill the void. The only person who can fill it is you. By investing in yourself and cultivating feelings of love, joy, and celebration from within, you can break the cycle of overindulgence.

So, instead of viewing indulgence as a negative or self-sabotaging act, think of it as an investment in your relationships, pleasure, and self-worth. You deserve pleasure, joy, and connection. By investing in yourself, you'll find a healthier balance and a more sustainable approach to indulgence.

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  1. Crazy dog lady on July 16, 2023 at 1:17 pm


  2. Cindy Meyer on July 16, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Overindulgence for me is just about eating too much; not eating a “not good for you”.

    • Love One Another on July 16, 2023 at 3:31 pm

      Pahla has another great video on how to stop overeating that covers more of just eating too much, as well. It’s one I have on repeat.

    • Their Mom on July 16, 2023 at 3:45 pm

      @Love One Another Do you know the title of it? Sounds like the one I need the most.

    • Leslie Shaw on July 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

      Just finished listening in my car and came here to leave a comment. Once again, DEEP thanks for this reframe. I was POSITIVE I could guess where this was going and was I ever wrong! Thankfully! Even the examples you used underscored your message so perfectly! And in the case of mom/cookies, poignantly. Just…WOW!

  3. Rachelle Lewis on July 16, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    This was an amazing podcast!
    Thank you for all your insights!❤

  4. Diane English on July 16, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    This was something I needed to hear today. Thanks for your insight. Lots to think about.

  5. Nurse N95 on July 16, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    That was amazing! I never thought of looking at it like an investment.

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