Liz, what great realizations. I love this thread and your posts.
And Louise, you always have such wisdom to share. This struck me as super smart: “not attending to and welcoming the AD whenever it pops up means it’s likely to come back and bite you!. I find myself working through desire a lot during the afternoons, and I believe that has led to less overeating in the evening, because every time I work through it, it makes the pathway to my pre-frontal cortex stronger.”
My aha from this Louise, is that the more you practice in the day, the more you are able to respond with confidence later in the day when it might feel “harder” or the AD is “louder”.