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Conscious Eating: The 3/3/3 Technique

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Kathie Swift’s Blessings on the Meal

To enjoy your meal and help yourself relax while you eat, try the 3/3/3 technique. The results of this simple technique can be remarkable. Awareness, breath, and nourishment are all critical to optimal digestion and metabolism.

  1. Enjoy a moment of gratitude before you begin eating.
  2. Take three relaxing deep breaths to the count of three in and three out before you begin eating.
  3. During the first few minutes (about three minutes) of your meal, rest your hands in your lap at least three times, taking a relaxing breath with each break.

This is excerpted from Mark Hyman’s book, UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss (Scribner, p. 235).

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