Glenn Livingston, PhD, joins Howie to talk about his new book, Defeat Your Cravings, and shares insights gleaned from coaching thousands of clients on overcoming food addiction and developing a healthy relationship with food.
His previous book emphasized the importance of fixing one's thinking about food and intervening in behavioral automation loops. His latest work includes this approach, while highlighting the role of self-regulation and self-care in overcoming overeating.
We also talk about the concept of the extinction curve and the importance of identifying and extinguishing food signals that trigger cravings. We explore the concept of cravings as signals and the importance of recognizing and understanding these signals.
Glenn channels Thag the caveman to illuminate how the brain as a prediction engine, and what this has to do with cravings. The conversation touches on the language used to describe food addiction and the formation of new habits.
- Fixing your thinking about food is essential for overcoming overeating and developing a healthy relationship with food.
- Self-regulation and self-care play a crucial role in managing cravings and maintaining a balanced approach to eating.
- Techniques such as pausing, parasympathetic breathing, and cognitive refutation can help manage cravings and make healthier food choices.
- Understanding the extinction curve and identifying food signals that trigger cravings can support long-term success in overcoming overeating.
Defeat Your Cravings – website and free book
Glenn's past appearances on Plant Yourself:
My Coaching Evolution: Glenn Livingston interviews Howie Jacobson: PYP 567
Addicted to Spontaneous Decision-Making: Glenn Livingston, PhD on PYP 459
PYP 125: (Bonus) Glenn Livingston and Howard Jacobson on Proteinaholic and Suspect Science
PYP 117: Glenn Livingston on Never Bingeing Again
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