Why We Do the Things We Do: A Workbook to Curb Self-Sabotage Around Food


You can’t heal what you can’t see.

A juicy 69-page downloadable workbook that will bring awareness to the reasons why you do the things you do around food. My most popular offering by far.

This workbook is covered by my bamboozle-free guarantee — a 30-day money-back guarantee, because I am confident that you will get something amazing out of this work.


Why We Do the Things We Do

Heal limiting beliefs & stop self-sabotage around food with this powerful, digital workbook

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10 days of guided self-inquiry to uncover limiting beliefs & stop self-sabotage

When your internal belief system and your external actions don’t match, self-sabotage happens.

See if you can relate to this…

Do you ever find yourself eating while standing in front of the fridge, even though your brain is telling you not to? As if your body was being controlled by something else?

Have you considered giving up dieting but find it too scary — because you’re afraid of gaining weight? Afraid that if you “let yourself loose” around food, you’ll eat everything in sight?

Yup. Been there, done and felt aaaall that.

This workbook was designed to help bring clarity to the reasons why we keep taking one step forward and one step back. Why we keep losing and gaining the same 15 pounds over and over and over again.

Why We Do the Things We Do will help you discover the psychological blocks to compulsive eating, overeating, and weight loss — namely: the positive benefit.

Whenever self-sabotage is involved, we are somehow getting a greater positive benefit from overeating than from reaching our natural weight.

I know this sounds crazy, but at a deeply subconscious level, it’s true.

Here’s one of my YouTube videos where I explain this concept in-depth. It includes examples straight from this workbook:

I know it sounds preposterous that the struggle with food can offer something positive. After all, overeating is often the very bane of our existence! But if you keep an open mind, you just might be shocked at how understandable our human behavior is. (And that’s just one of a million reasons why this workbook is steeped in compassion.)

Even though we might be convinced (con-freaking-vinced) that we have had enough of the yo-yo dieting roller coaster, we continue to self-sabotage because of our subconscious beliefs.

And no matter how smart we are, we can’t figure it out because they’re subconscious. We have no idea we’re even thinking these things in the first place. It’s no wonder we keep banging our heads against the wall!

This powerful digital workbook is your tool to discover what your unique beliefs are. Here’s how it worked for my student Penny:

“I have struggled with an eating disorder for the past 40 years that just reached a point 2 months ago that caused me to finally enter an outpatient eating disorder institute. A couple weeks ago I purchased Kari’s workbooks and got so engrossed and excited about what I was able to uncover about myself that I worked for 6 hours straight!!!

I brought the workbooks and journals in with me to my next appointment and my doctors and specialists were so impressed! I got farther that day writing in Kari’s workbooks than I had gotten in 2 months at the Eating Disorder Clinic! Kari helped me bring my healing to a whole new level, at a pace I don’t think I could attain at the clinic in 6 months!”

You’re completely covered by my “bamboozle-free guarantee” — a 14-day return policy for peace of mind.

In this workbook, you’ll learn…

  • What you are believing at a subconscious level about losing weight
  • Why you self-sabotage even though you are convinced, at the surface level, that you’re ready
  • How to access compassion during moments when we usually beat ourselves up
  • What your “positive benefit” is (the ultimate cause of self-sabotage)
  • How to use psychology to your advantage (like “helpful catastrophizing” for instance)

Look Inside!

Want to take a quick peek inside? Here are some sample pages from Why We Do the Things We Do:

These are samples from the full-color, 75-page version of the workbook. Black-and-white versions are included in the printer-friendly version (22 pages) and you get both with your purchase. No printer? Any blank paper or journal will work!

“I found you online and I have to tell you that you have truly changed my life. I’m 46 years old and I have felt shame for all of the food I have put in my mouth my entire adult life. My whole life I’ve been told that I was too heavy to do or be this, that, or the other thing. I tortured myself with diets and none of them worked for me.

I found you and I downloaded your book and workbook and I feel like a veil has been lifted from me. A weight has been taken from me, literally. I have lost a little weight by not being so obsessive about what I am eating, but more than that I’ve lost the shame and guilt and anger that comes with trying to be ‘perfect’.”

– Susie

Here’s exactly what you get with the Why We Do the Things We Do digital bundle:

cover of Kari Dahlgren's digital workbook, Why We Do the Things We Do
powerful prompts to dig at the subconscious beliefs that fuel self-sabotage around food

You’re completely covered by my “bamboozle-free guarantee” — a 14-day return policy for peace of mind.

“A few days ago, I downloaded your workbook, and as I read through it once, I immediately knew which segment would help. I went straight to that segment, did the psychological and emotional work, and it absolutely worked! Your workbook helped me identify the exact moment – a specific conversation with a relative – when I first felt I needed protection. The memory bubbled up to the surface as if relieved to be discovered.

That realization came within minutes of starting your workbook! It was life-altering. For the past few days, my relationship with food has seen an astounding change. My best experience so far is just now, faced with a box of chocolates I’d bought last week. I only ate three pieces, and I didn’t want any more. If you knew me, you would find that unbelievable, because I would normally empty an entire box if left unchecked. Thank you for your life-changing work!”

– Michelle

FREE BONUS: Mini ebook My Greatest Teachers

Want to know who my greatest sources of inspiration are? You can discover them in my FREE 15-page mini ebook My Greatest Teachers, which is included with your purchase of Why We Do the Things We Do.

Not only do I share some of the greatest people of all time (this mini ebook will load you up with all kinds of books and podcasts to explore!) but I also share about the retreat that changed my life along with my favorite personality tests.

This fun little bonus is my gift to you, as a thank you for taking the brave step towards discovering your subconscious beliefs. This work is confronting, and it takes real courage to put pen to paper. This is my way of encouraging you to take the leap of faith and buy this digital bundle! It is game-changing!!!

“When I stumbled onto you (via Pinterest after searching for “How to fight cravings”), you seemed just what I was looking for (and desperately needing 🙄). After having watched your videos, reading your Why We Do the Things We Do books, and now chatting with you, I am totally convinced that you definitely ARE exactly what I need!! I really cannot thank you enough!!

I have always read that you should think before you put food in your mouth, but never have I come across anyone who EXPLAINS what that process should look like, not to mention how emotionally deep it can get.”

The “Bamboozle-Free Guarantee”

I’m confident that this digital workbook will uncover limiting beliefs that you didn’t even know you had. You will walk away with more self-understanding, self-compassion, and readiness for healing than you ever thought a little workbook could provide!

That why I cover this workbook with a 14-day money-back guarantee (like I do for all my products).

If you’re unhappy for any reason, just send an email to hello[at]karidahlgren[dot]net asking for a refund. I respond to all my emails within 24 hours Mon-Fri and 48 hours on the weekend.

There is zero risk in giving Why We Do the Things We Do a try. But there’s a whole lot you can learn. Namely: overcoming compulsive eating long-term.

“I haven’t binged in 7 days! That is huge for me. I haven’t gone that long without bingeing for years and years. I felt trapped in the cycle, but working through your Why we do the things we do workbook and reading Daily Reminders has helped me so much. I feel better physically and emotionally. My IBS has calmed down drastically and I don’t let my feelings fester. Thank you so much!”

– Karine

How Do I Get All the Goodies?

Simply add this item to your cart and complete checkout. After placing your order, you will immediately see links to all your downloads including Why We Do the Things We Do and My Greatest Teachers. These links will also be emailed to you.

You can download the workbooks onto your laptop or even your mobile phone. Your mobile phone can be a good place to read the prompts and you can use a journal to answer the prompts. Or you can use the printer-friendly version. All that matters is that you put pen to paper.

Click the button below to start slaying limiting beliefs and stop self-sabotage with Why We Do the Things We Do:

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