It might sound surprising then to hear that ambivalence can actually be the key to supporting your own change or someone else's. You could choose to view these thoughts as "caving" or undermining your resolve. Or you could embrace these thoughts and feelings as a natural occurrence of ambivalence, completely expected in most change processes.
Clients often ask me about if they can include snacks in their diet and exactly what constitutes a healthy snack. Many people are under the impression that snacking is not a good idea when trying to lose weight, but this isn't the case. Oftentimes, snacking is a good thing, as it could satiate you until your next meal and prevent you from overeating at dinner.
Every one of us is unique, each with a different genetic makeup, history, taste preferences and relationship to food. Having spoken to many women over the years who manage their weight without a lot of struggle, I've concluded that beyond the basics of "eat less, move more," the specifics of what works for you may be very different for what works for me.