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Drive Through Your Food Cravings
Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP posted:
H everyone. One of my patients, Kris, who has posted on the discussion group about food and addiction, shared a brilliant way to look at navigating your cravings. She created an ingenious traffic navigation system. The metaphor works! She's using the "smarty pants" part of her brain (tap your forehead and behind it lies your prefrontal cortex, the brain center controlling impulses and the place that helps you stay organized, plan and stay vigilant throughout the day.)

She was having a particularly challenging week because of recurrent back pain (she's 67 yrs young) and the pain would lead to distraction and difficulty staying focused. That bad boy Tim Tation was always showing up to get her to cave to the crave. Instead, this is what she did in her own words:

"I got thru by using all the traffic signs - Yield not to temptation; Stop really thinking before choosing; No Merge knowing not to go there; Detour taking another route;Caution thinking ahead of past celebrations & planning for a healthy one this year (went out only once and chose the restaurant; had broiled crab; garden salad and double vegs rather than loaded potatoes; Right/Left & U turns making the right choice and Reverse when I had to."

Her descriptions led to great visuals in my head, and i hope in yours as well. Next time you're figuring out how to get through temptation, slam on those brakes, turn left and keep driving!

Good luck,

Dr. Peeke
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