In a recent episode of Help Desk, Hannah sat down with Deepak Chopra, author of the book What Are You Hungry For? He is a pioneer of mind-body medicine and in the series they connect spiritual leaders with people looking for guidance.
When asked how to overcome emotional eating, Chopra offered three key ideas.
1. Practice body awareness. Everytime that she thinks of putting food in her month she should ask herself if she is hungry and how hungry she is. This will “break the reflex” according to Chopra.
2. Cutting out sugar: Next he advised her to cut sugar from her diet.
3. Sleep: Finally, he said that getting enough sleep is essential. As he said, “Sleep deprivation causes obesity, as does stress.”
He said that people should meditate, get enough sleep and walk 10,000 steps a day.
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