How to Control Your Impulsive Overeating (Lessons from a Self-Confessed Cookie Lover)

In Eating by Yuliya Richard

Do you feel sometimes like the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street? As soon as you see cookies, chips, burgers or beer, you simply want some – even if you are not hungry, even if you had no thoughts about this cookie or cake just a minute ago. But suddenly there is an urge to eat which you cannot control.

I was surprised to learn that the Cookie Monster himself sings about some great strategies for using breathing self-regulation to enhance his self-control. So, even though he really wants cookies, he acknowledges how hard it is to wait and how he needs to encourage himself to improve his self-control.

For adults and children, it is important to learn self-control. Spare a few minutes to listen to this inspirational song from someone who finds it so difficult to control himself around cookies.