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How to Defeat Your Cravings with Dr. Glenn Livingston

Ah, the holiday season. It’s a time filled with joy, love, and… indulgence. Now, I know the holiday season can sometimes make us feel like everything goes off the rails when it comes to our eating habits. But fear not! This episode is perfectly timed to provide you with the tools and strategies you need to navigate this time of year with confidence and self-control. 

In this latest episode of the Menopause Mastery Podcast, we have the incredible Dr. Glenn Livingston on the show, and together, we tackle the nitty-gritty of binging, emotional eating, and how to regain control over our relationship with food. Dr. Glenn’s expertise in psychology and his unique background makes this conversation an absolute must-listen. 

Dr. Glenn is a veteran Psychologist and a renowned expert in defeating cravings and creating a life of health, vitality, and passion. We had such an engaging conversation, delving into the psychology behind binging and emotional eating behaviors, and helping us gain a clear understanding of why we turn to food for comfort or as a coping mechanism. By unraveling the root causes, we can begin to address and overcome these patterns.

Tune in to learn how to take charge of our eating habits and find balance during this challenging time. From mindful eating to creating healthy boundaries, you’ll discover actionable steps to shut down those cravings and reclaim your power over food. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on the strategies Dr. Glenn shared to stay on track while still enjoying the festivities guilt-free!

 

Key Takeaways:

[00:03:05] Weight loss struggles and journey.

[00:06:19] Addiction and food industry tactics.

[00:09:14] Flipping the paradigm.

[00:11:56] Hyper-palatability and excitotoxins.

[00:13:11] Processed foods downregulate pleasure.

[00:16:53] Cravings and food industry.

[00:19:20] The problem with processed foods.

[00:20:18] Take control of your food decisions.

[00:25:46] Progress, not perfection in eating. 

[00:30:15] Dealing with communal eating.

[00:31:26] Drawing boundaries for food.

[00:33:53] Breathing techniques for relaxation.

[00:36:32] Diet and lifestyle importance.

[00:39:16] Overcoming cravings and finding hope.

 

Memorable Quotes

“You eat processed foods all the time. It not only downregulates your ability to experience pleasure with food, it downgrades your ability to experience pleasure, period.” – Dr. Glenn Livingston

“We don’t crave things we know we can never have. It’s like giving a prisoner a life sentence. Eventually they lose hope because hope is a waste of energy. And in that situation, and the brain wants to conserve energy. So, if you know you really can’t have it, the brain will stop craving it eventually.” – Dr. Glenn Livingston

 

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