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Sarah, remember from the slide with the lady locked in the cell (Session 2) that prohibition creates a more intense and/or persistent craving for food, together with some level of anxiety. I showed research to support that, and called it symptoms of prohibitive thinking. So it is possible that you’ve had that sense of prohibition for many years, which lead to a heightened interest in and attraction to food – and this has now evaporated. Well done!

The other possibility is that you’ve slipped into a state of compliance (which makes it all seem magic and easy) but I doubt it, and that wouldn’t happen as a result of practising “I can eat anything”.

There’s a way to understand this, by the way, in terms of brain function – which I’ll be talking about on Sunday.