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1/27/15 12:41 P

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Luckily I'm not an emotional eater. I am however a boredom eater. This will work for that too.

Laura. Mio, Michigan

Lord help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can't handle together.

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1/27/15 10:09 A

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This tip was included in the newsletter I get from Linda Spangle. I'm going to try it and I hope it helps you out.

Emotional Eating Quick Tip

When you get a food craving or desire to eat, wait 7 minutes before eating anything.

• During the 7 minutes, do something active and positive.
• Focus on your actions rather than the food thoughts.
• Make a journal or computer note each time you do this.

Whether you’re craving a specific food such as cookies, or a fighting a general desire to eat, this technique will almost always keep you from giving in to your food thoughts.

Why it works:

Addictions counseling teaches that a craving rarely lasts longer than seven minutes. So by postponing eating for that long, you can usually move past a craving without giving in.

If you’re having an especially difficult day, use this technique over and over. In your journal or on the computer, track how many times you are able to resist a food craving. By looking back at your record for the day, you’ll be able to celebrate your amazing success.

Edited by: KALANTHA at: 1/27/2015 (10:10)
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