Revising my post.
Just read part 1 of what you wrote.
Firstly, I totally agree that addictive desire comes at the end of my meals, much more strongly at the end of dinner. AND that on days when I lean into desire and work through it, I often say, “that hit the spot!” at the end of my smaller meal, which helps me honor the fact that I enjoyed it and am about to work through my AD.
I also agree that overeating at night leads to horrible sleep, even though in the moment I may have a conditioned response to doing it as a way to unwind. For me, overeating ALWAYS makes me anxious, uncomfortable, and ruins my sleep.
So breaking this conditioned association is so important to me, as is the conditioned association I’ve made between eating when stressed or upset.
- This reply was modified 4 months ago by Julie Mann.