The key is to redefine your idea of reward. Think long and hard about the foods you’re grieving and ask yourself what need you’re expecting them to fulfill:
1 Are you feeling anxious and looking for reassurance?
2 Are you feeling sad, and looking for something to cheer you up?
3 Are you worried you won’t successfully finish the program, and it’s easier to self-sabotage than fail?
Remind yourself that food cannot fill that void for you — it cannot make you feel truly accomplished.