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How to Suppress Your Hunger

How to Suppress Your Hunger

Sometimes we get cravings for food that are more emotional than physical: we know we donít really need that packet of chips or that second helping of pie, but our inner hunger just gets the better of us.

This ancient Chinese technique has worked for centuries to help people resist the urge to overeat. Find out how to do it, here:

1. Bring your tongue to the inside of your upper teeth and breathe over your tongue. Start by inhaling and holding your breath for 9 seconds.

2. Now exhale for 9 seconds through your nose.

3. Inhale, breathing over your tongue and hold your breath for 9 seconds.

4. Continue breathing in this way until the hunger disappears.

Read more: Health, Diet & Nutrition

Adapted from Beauty Feng Shui, by Chao-Hsiu Chen (Inner Traditions, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Chao-Hsui Chen. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditons.
Adapted from Beauty Feng Shui, by Chao-Hsiu Chen (Inner Traditions, 2000).

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8:28PM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

thanks for posting.

7:36AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012


2:08AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Thank you

8:18PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012


7:57PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Will this really work?! Would love to give this a try!

5:16PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012


3:36PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

thanks, important for me.

6:27PM PDT on May 9, 2012

I think when we think we are hungry, we may be just thirsty, Try a glass of water. A cup of green tea. Add lemon if you like. Take a short walk. Trick your mind or distract it, before that unhealthy snack.

4:50AM PDT on May 9, 2012

Thanks for the info.

7:12PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Really??Thanks for the article!

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