This week, we will begin a new feature, "Health Tip of the Week."
Specifically, today's pointer is to help those of you who tend to battle but often cave into overpowering cravings — for sugar, coffee, cigarettes or other unhealthy behavior.
This tip will help you if you:
- Are a sugar addict
- Are overweight or obese
- Have type 2 diabetes
- Have an annoying habit of consuming refined carbohydrates
- Are going through sugar detox
- Need or desire to stay away from high fructose corn syrup-filled candies and pastries
- Want to get more healthy (just about everyone!)
Or perhaps you're near a bakery, vending machines or newspaper stand that sells candy bars.
Here's how to quickly stop that craving so you don't go into unpleasant sugar shock:
- Take a look at your watch or your cell phone to get the time. (If you have neither, ask someone else.)
- Next, whatever time it is, then take that number of breaths — but do so slowly, deliberately and confidently.
- Example: So, it's now 9 am. That means you'd slowly take 9 breaths in and 9 breaths out.
- At the same time, visualize your breath just wiping out your craving. Expect that it's happening! Now watch the cravings go whoosh!
- After breathing, if you're still tempted, simply repeat the whole procedure another 9 times.(In other words, if it were 5 pm, you'd take 5 breaths, and if you're having a hard time, you'd repeat this another 5 times.)
Simple isn't it? Now make sure that while you're breathing, you're also visualizing the cravings being wiped out.
This tip is called the Timed-Breath, Stop-Cravings, Wipe-Out Technique.
Did you like this stop sugar shock pointer? Got any ideas of your own that you'd like to share? Let us know so we can pass it on.
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