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Stop Out of Control Snacking with This Quick and Easy Tool

By Lifecoachlindaluke @coachlindaluke


I am not sure what got into me, but something surely did.  It all started with a little chocolate heart in a store checkout line.  That led to macaroni and cheese (lots of it) and a giant piece of cake that made my stomach hurt. The next day, I found myself eating an entire bag of Trader Joe’s Cheetos.  I felt out of control and disconnected from my true self.

What I needed was an intervention and I needed one quickly.  That’s when I decided to just STOP.  This little method really helps prevent over eating and unconscious snacking.

S – Stop what you are doing

T – Take a few deep breaths

O – Observe your body for real signs of hunger

P – Proceed with awareness

I am happy to report that I am back to my normal eating patterns even though my indulgences re-awakened the sugar craving monster.  If this little eating adventure had a purpose it would make it easier to digest (pun intended), and that is why I am hoping sharing the STOP method will help some of you.

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