Our expert says:
I wish it were as easy as giving you a magic formula. Your fear of confined spaces is a learned response to a situation. The fact that you mentioned asthma is a clue to that. Fears like this are complex and take time to remedy. Until you can get a good couple of sessions in therapy to deal with your reaction to being in the MRI only sedation will really help.
For most people, snacking after dinner is a stress response ted in with emotional eating. Find something to divert your attention. If you typically watch TV after dinner, do something different. How about writing down a couple of goals regarding your health or reading a book?
Generally stay away from the trigger. Alternatively spend some time finding a couple of healthy snacks, such as fruit and fat free yoghurt. Investigate some low calorie desserts you could make, there are tons of resources on the internet.
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