Oh so close on my beloved "last bite" theory! Change "never" to always and you pretty much have it. There is ALWAYS a last bite, we all just have to decide where it will fall, and anything going over what is an appropriate amount is just a waste unless you go all the way to the "hate yourself" level. So if I eat one piece of chocolate, I'm good. Three is unnecessary and doesn't fix my urge to eat all the things, so no real benefit, and some extra intake that I didn't need. I'm still left wanting... may as well have stopped at one. The only reason to go on for me would be to eat the chocolate till I didn't want another bite and be done with it (obviously the worse alternative but at least I stopped the craving). For the record, this theory is what makes me stop at a healthy point almost all of the time. Eat your 1, 2, 10 bites of whatever and then know that one more serving, if it doesn't push you over the edge, is only adding a bunch of calories etc. that you don't need, and for me, I'd still want more anyway... so may as well stop at the allotted amount . This thinking may not work for all, and I may not be explaining it as well as I could express it verbally, but if it helps others to shut down the unsatisfying and costly "partial" binge/overindulgence then I'm glad I gave the explanation a shot here.
Great journaling monstah!