Hi.

I have a question for you. Where do trolls live? No, not the internet kind, real trolls. Okay, not REALLY real trolls. The fairy tail kind. Where do those trolls live?

Obviously, the answer is under bridges. Everyone knows that. Trolls live under bridges and emerge to bar the crossing of those unfortunate enough to need to cross a bridge inhabited by a troll. Maybe he tells you a riddle, or maybe he just eats you, but his purpose in life is to stop you from crossing his bridge. We learned this from the story Three Billy Goats Gruff all the way back in the 1840s.

To carve a metaphor from our troll knowledge, let’s say the bridge spans the chasm between you and your health and fat loss goals. And let’s say the troll under your bridge is that which causes you to give up.

In this metaphor, your troll might be the lack of mindfulness and motivation to beat your sweet tooth.

Or, it might be the overwhelming feeling that you won’t ever be successful anyway, so there’s no need to keep trying.

Maybe your troll is an inner voice that always convinces you that one bite won’t hurt or that you deserve a treat.

What is your troll? I’d like to hear from you. If you feel so inclined, respond to this email and tell me what trips you up. I will compile the answers I receive and write more emails with my best advice.

Whatever your troll may be, I’ve got a hankering for some troll hunting.

Thanks for your help!

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