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SE 7 EP10 How to Defeat Menopausal Cravings: Proven Psychological Approaches to Take Control!

  1. SE 7 EP10 How to Defeat Menopausal Cravings: Proven Psychological Approaches to Take Control! Clarissa Kristjansson 56:25

In the second of our two-part series on cravings in Menopause, Dr. Glenn Livingston, a psychologist and former food industry consultant, shares his personal battle with food addiction and how he overcame it. And how he went on to write his book Defeat Your Cravings: The Back Door to Weight Loss, which has sold over 1 million copies.

In this eye-opening podcast episode, Dr. Livingston reveals:

🔹 The powerful impact of the food industry on our cravings

🔹 How traditional approaches to weight loss and cravings often fall short

🔹 The role of the reptilian brain in our eating behaviors

🔹 His unique concept of the ‘food monster’ and the technique of building a ‘fireplace’ around it to resist cravings

🔹 Practical strategies for extending the time between stimulus and response, like developing the ‘pause muscle’ and switching to non-food sources of dopamine.

Dr. Livingston emphasizes the importance of enjoying the weight loss journey, learning to love yourself, and embracing the changes that come with age and Menopause.

He exposes the diet industry’s tactics to make women feel they must look a certain way. He highlights the importance of focusing on becoming a different person with food and pursuing other goals and dreams.

Discover how the food industry exploits our variety of impulses and creates the illusion of healthy products.

Learn Dr. Livingston’s tips for creating a specific food plan with clear rules to overcome cravings and develop a success identity.

Plus, delve into the science behind cravings and the importance of understanding and extinguishing food cue pairs.

This episode is a must-listen for any woman in perimenopause or Menopause looking to take control of her cravings and transform her relationship with food.

Don’t miss out—hit play and start your journey to a healthier, happier you today! 💪🍎💃

Connect with Dr Glenn Livingston and a get copy of his book https://www.defeatyourcravings.com/

Grab your copy of my new book Beyond Hormones: 7 Holistic Ways to Thrive Through Menopause https://bit.ly/49XBI1a

Get full access to Heart of Menopause at clarissakristjansson.substack.com/subscribe

Clarissa Kristjansson Independant Podcaster

At 62 Clarissa Kristjansson knows that menopause can be positive, transformational and an upgrade in our creativity. Clarissa is an internationally recognized menopause educator, third-age women's health coach, and certified mindfulness and medical qi gong practitioner.

A neuroscientist and former corporate high-flyer it was her own perimenopause experience that set her on a different path to empower women. And by cracking open the conversation about our beliefs and behaviour we can shift the collective mindset to seeing menopause not as the end but as an opportunity for reinvention and revitalization.

She is the host of the popular Thriving Thru Menopause podcast.

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