Starving an Appetite
I recently made a lifestyle choice to lose some weight and the program I chose focused less on what I did and more about how I thought about what I did. I ate less for different reasons than before and this has not only diminished my appetite, but gave me an appetite for new things. Now when I overeat, my smaller stomach can’t digest the volume of food that I used to consume. That indigestion is aversive and now my appetite is different through deprivation. Starving something is a big change because our minds make us think we are missing out on something important. Once we prove our minds wrong, our behavior changes. Appetite becomes just that…behavior choices rather than survival. Now, since appetite is defined as a behavioral choice, how can we apply it to things we want to change about ourselves?