Is that it very often causes overeating. The restriction, stress and deprivation associated with limiting what your body desires can leave us eating more calories and gaining more weight than before we started.
The alternative is to allow ourselves to enjoy the foods we want in moderation. To be aware of how hungry we are, how much we’ve had and what we really feel like eating.
“I can have this if I want, but do I really feel like it?”
The irony of giving ourselves the total freedom to eat what we desire is that with time we end up desiring it less.