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Trigger Desensitization: Why Fear Your Favorite Foods?

In "Eating the Moment" I distinguish two broad approaches for dealing with environmentally-triggered eating:  trigger control and craving control.   There's a big difference between these two approaches and quite a bit of nuance within each of these approaches.

Trigger control helps you avoid triggers that provoke your cravings as well as to reduce their trigger power through a process of desensitization.  Craving control helps you manage the cravings once they arise. 

These two approaches are complimentary:  to get across the temptation land-mines without blowing up...
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