“Once you pop, you can’t stop.”
Quite a clever slogan for Pringles potato chips. However, it can lead to disaster if you take it to heart (or your stomach) and end up eating a whole can of them, among other foods typically labeled as “junk.”
You start classifying foods as “good” vs “bad” and then train yourself to hate the idea of bad foods.
So, when you walk into your kitchen it’s like you are staring at a fork in the road, where one side is a dark forest filled with monsters making scary sounds and the other side is a field of grass with a blue sky.
If you don’t have the discipline to choose the sunny path at will, you need to understand that you set yourself up for that bad choice.
The reality is that you actually created that dark, scary forest.
It’s on you to not plant those trees and let the scary monsters settle in,
What you need to do is train yourself to not put the chips in your shopping cart to begin with.