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Sian
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Hello Anna P

When I feel my AD looming, I remind myself that I can change my brain by choosing not to eat right now (knowing I can always change my mind later).
I sing my little schoolboy chant to myself “I’m changing my bra-in, I’m changing my bra-in”.

As Pavlov trained his dogs to salivate when the bell rang, like us receiving our own cues for eating more food than we need, after the experiment he also trained them to NOT salivate or expect food when the bell rang too. He completely reversed this ‘cue-expectation-eating’ training. So my thoughts are that if he and his dogs could do it, so can I.

This is what helps me to choose the not over eating option.
I’d like to think there is some neuroplasticity left in this ole’ dog yet 🙂 ha ha