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How can breathing and meditation help me lose weight?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Painful Emotion

Many people eat more when feeling anxious or other uncomfortable emotions.
It can become a way to stuff down the pain. When super anxious, etc, you can't make creative, healthy eating or other decisions -- you go back to habit. Breathing exercises and meditation allow you to become more gently mindful of what's truly happening with you.Results (healthy eating) come from what you do in each moment.

In brief: Painful Emotion

Many people eat more when feeling anxious or other uncomfortable emotions.
It can become a way to stuff down the pain. When super anxious, etc, you can't make creative, healthy eating or other decisions -- you go back to habit. Breathing exercises and meditation allow you to become more gently mindful of what's truly happening with you.Results (healthy eating) come from what you do in each moment.
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