Review of Week 44 – Optimizing Yourself – Satisfy The Mind to End Food Cravings

Mind stops food cravings

Your mind stops the craving

For this week’s optimizing yourself exercise, I became conscious of my eating habits. I normally eat a limited quantity of food during the day, then crave snacks in the evening. Deepak Chopra says when you reach for a snack, stop for a moment and ask yourself why you are eating it. If you are not too physically hungry, are you bored, or stressed, or something else?

I tried this technique this week and found that stopping to think about my snacking helped. A few times I changed my pattern, and went away from the kitchen and satisfied my mind by listening to some soothing music and I forgot about food.

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