Exercises to control emotional hunger
Have you been jumping from diet to diet for years? Do you feel that you are unable to control the way you eat? Are you hungry all the time? Can't you refuse a craving? You eat for everything: if you are happy, sad, anxious, stressed, bored … friend we have to inform you that you hunger is emotional.
"Another chocolate croissant, isn't it … day yes and another also to Laia Solé, the author behind "Goodbye to emotional hunger." And if you, like her, also ate at all hours and could not maintain a diet for more than a week, this book is for you.
Chapter 2 of this publication is entitled: Training the conscience. In it, the author talks about how to pay attention to what we do helps us to be aware of our body, our feelings, learn to question what our mind says and understand our most primary impulses.
In order to train your conscience Solé recommends the following "exercises".
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– Watch your belly button
Set the timer on your mobile to ring in three minutes. At that time, observe how it rises when inhaling and falls when the air is expelled. Try not to wander your mind and count the inhalations and exhalations until you reach 8. Then start again, until you reach 3 minutes. "By redirecting attention to the movement of your abdomen you will be training your ability to pay attention to only one thing," explains the author.
– Extended Mindfulness Exercise
one. Get comfortable
Find a quiet place where you can relax. Sit comfortably in a chair and put your hands on your lap and close your eyes. Keep your neck relaxed and your back straight.
two. Become aware of your body
Pay attention to your posture, notice the weight of your body, your arms, your legs, let your body loosen up.
3. Breath deeply
Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Breathe from the depths of your abdomen. Place your hands on your chest and feel how it fills with air and then deflates. Do it for 5 minutes.
These breathing exercises will help you be more aware of your emotions and control your anxiety. You will see that your anxiety to eat will decrease.
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