Yes, exactly Julie, it does seem to work like that! I don’t get strong addictive desire in the evenings as much as I used to, although in the past, that was when I did most of my overeating. I seem to have broken that particular spell. I rarely think about eating after my evening meal any more: it just doesn’t feature much these days. If it did, I would work through it.
I remember watching a favourite TV series in the evening a few months ago and really working hard through my AD because it was my habit to have something like a chocolate bar or cake while watching it. Boy, was that tough! But watching that series has never triggered the AD again: it feels as if the association between it and overeating was broken that day and it has never returned.