The relationship to food, based on two criteria -"It is possible" and "impossible", becomes for us a real trap during lavish family meals, New Year's feasts or friendly feasts: it's almost impossible to remain in control at such moments. Our consultant: Gerard Apfeldorfer is a French psychiatrist and psychotherapist; specialist in eating disorders; vice-president of the scientific association GROS, which studies the problems of obesity and excess weight.Balanced diet for losing weight Fashion onleanness infinitely increases the list of forbidden - as well as the number of diets, designed to protect us from them. It's not just about those who constantly exhaust themselves with limitations. "Everyone has their own food taboos," explains Gerard Apfeldorfer. - Forbidden, I call those products, which we try to avoid in everyday life, but which we begin to absorb in huge quantities, it costs us even a minute to lose control of ourselves. So there is a vicious circle: the more severe the ban, the more inevitable and negative the consequences of its violation. The stronger the taboo, the more we depend on it. No product in itself causes immediate weight gain - it all depends on our attitude towards it. "To restore the balance The purpose of these exercises is to restore the inner balance by learning to perceive" dangerous "foods as usual and with moderate use of those that are facing It is impossible. These exercises are used in psychotherapy and require perseverance and effort, like any serious work on oneself. So do not despair, if at first glance they seem to you impracticable. It takes time to learn to treat the food clearly and calmly, without feeling guilty and afraid that something in this life may not be enough for us.