Raphael approaches the street corner. If he turns left, he’ll go to the grocery store and buy real food. If he turns right, he’ll go to the gas station and get 2 energy drinks and snacks.
Deep down he knows he should get the energy drinks and snacks. But his will power breaks down and he succumbs to his addiction to real food. He turns left.
Later that night, he makes a chicken salad with lots of veggies. It’s delicious and satisfying, but in the back of his mind, he knows that splurges like this can’t happen every day. No.. he won’t ever eat real food again.. He slams his fist on the table, indicating that THIS. IS. SO.
Next week, he approaches that same corner again. AGAIN, he falls off the wagon and turns left toward the grocery store. But then a thought occurs to him – the grocery store ALSO sells energy drinks and snacks.
Raphael buys energy drinks and snacks at the grocery store every day and never eats real food again. He develops severe gastrointestinal issues and is overall malnourished AND… lives happily ever after.