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November 8, 2019 at 6:27 am #4420NicolaParticipant
I’m a bit behind this week and have just watched your video 3:3 – Desire, the solution. It was so clear and so well-presented – thank you! It all makes such sense. I can’t believe no on else is teaching this stuff!
I had a major craving for some wine last night. I’ve discovered that the wine is a major trigger for overeating – Lucy and I were mentioning yesterday that the “wine and crisps” combo is very addictive. I have a question about this – would it be true to say that drinking the wine affects the ability to activate the PFC? Do you know of any studies on this? I did manage to resist the wine through remembering my work on motivation and choice, and telling myself this was just my addictive desire (and thankfully didn’t feel deprived). I did this because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to stick to 1 glass, and when I’ve had 2 glasses the crisps get raided! But – I can’t wait to include this work on properly “working through” the desire as well.
By the way, I am finding the shifts I’ve had through just those 2 themes (motivation and choice) to be extraordinarily effective. I realise I need to fully include this third piece but already I feel differently around food. Not as frantic and driven.
Thanks, Gillian, for your amazing work!
November 8, 2019 at 7:16 am #4421LucyParticipant
Yes I agree wine/alcohol can be a big trigger of overeating for me too…interesting queston about wine and the PFC,
November 8, 2019 at 1:18 pm #4422GillianModerator
Nicola, really good to hear that you are finding value in this course. I’m delighted.
– would it be true to say that drinking the wine affects the ability to activate the PFC? Do you know of any studies on this?
No, I don’t know of any studies. My view is that the major impact would be from the belief that you cannot make a choice after drinking wine, rather than the effect of alcohol in the brain.
Consider how quickly you would ‘sober up’ if there was a real, life-threatening emergency – the house on fire, your children’s lives at risk. You wouldn’t be alcohol-free legally, but I bet you’d be able to think quickly and act appropriately.
This issue with wine will be good to use for the written exercise at the end of Week 4 – “4.6 Next: Exploring Mindset”.
November 8, 2019 at 9:08 pm #4426NicolaParticipant
What a brilliant response! Duh!!
November 8, 2019 at 9:09 pm #4427NicolaParticipant
It could well be that just having a glass of wine in hand is the cue….
November 9, 2019 at 9:40 am #4430GillianModerator
Even thinking about having a glass of wine can be a cue!
November 9, 2019 at 5:01 pm #4436NicolaParticipant
It being Friday is a cue!!!
November 9, 2019 at 7:24 pm #4437GillianModerator
Take a look at the Webinar Replay for Week 3 on Desire. Around 8 minutes from the start I list “Friday night” as an example of the cues.
November 10, 2019 at 9:34 am #4439NicolaParticipant
Yes, thank you. Definitely food for thought for me.
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