Eating Habits…

April 20114                     

I’m on day 16 of Deepak and Oprah’s 21 Day meditation challenge – Perfect Health…  I enjoy the talk and meditation immensely, but my eating and exercise habits have not changed much… I finally realized today that perhaps I have a big issue…  Especially when it comes to sweets…  I see sweets and I eat sweets…  I do not discriminate…  I love them all… I may go without one day, but on the second or third day, I just give-up and eat it…  And I’m not talking about just one small piece, but half a pint of ice cream or four huge peanut butter cups…  I do so well and eat so healthy and then I screw it all up with the dessert…  Nothing seems to quench the sweet cravings…  I’ve tried yogurt, fruit, fruit bars, granola, anything low-fat and I revert after a few days back to my old ways…

On my drive home tonight after I ate a pack of peeps which I bought for decoration purposes, I thought about the guilt this is creating and what I can do to change this pattern and so, I decided to try to chanting.  Whenever I get the urge to eat sweets, I will chant the Mantra that comes to mind and try to take my thoughts of the cravings…  I don’t know why I didn’t think about this before… This may work…  I hope so…  I do not want to end up with Diabetes…  Please wish me luck…

I learned various Mantras during the meditation challenge…  Deepak suggest to repeat the Mantra quietly while meditating.  I imagine this is to try keep the mind from running amok.  

For those interested in adding a Mantra to your meditation, here is the list so far:

  1. Om Bhavam Nahma – I am absolute existence.  I am a field of all possibilities…
  2. Yum, Yum, Yum – Enlivens your heart chakra…
  3. Sham, sham, sham – Awakens you third eye chakra, your intuition…
  4. Om, Om, Om – Honors connection to universe…
  5. Om Anandham Namah – My actions are blissfully free from attachment to outcome…
  6. So Hum – I am…
  7. Lam, Lam, Lam – Root chakra – Allowing us to feel grounded…
  8. Om Kriyam Namah – My actions are aligned with cosmic law…
  9. Sat Chit Ananda – Existence, Consciousness, bliss…
  10.  So Hum – I am…
  11.  Om Vardhanam Namah – I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me..
  12.  Tat Tvam Asi – I see the other in myself and myself in others…
  13.  Om Varunam Namah – My life is in harmony with cosmic law…
  14.  Om Ritam Nahma – My actions and desires are supported by the cosmic intelligence..
  15.  Ram, Ram, Ram – Everything I desire is within me…

Namaste….  Enjoy the experience this may bring…

About lumar1298

Love to read, write, and meditate. I Also have a creative side. I enjoy crafting and designing and when I want action, then I dance.
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6 Responses to Eating Habits…

  1. Sugar is a powerful addictive substance. I found that once I eliminated sugar for about 5 days or so, my body didn’t crave it anymore. BTW, grains also raise the blood glucose level, sometimes even more so than a candy bar. So both sugar and grains are substances that keep us addicted.

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    • lumar1298 says:

      I’m trying to add more healthy proteins to my diet and whole grains, but three O’clock rolls around and my sweet tooth kicks in…

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      • Hi Lumar – that’s very common especially after eating a sandwich at lunch. Have you tried eating some protein instead (a handful of nuts, a few pieces of cheese)? That can quickly satisfy your appetite and counteract cravings. Something else I learned at the Ann Wigmore Raw Foods Institute in Puerto Rico last winter: when you eat something sour and fermented like sauerkraut or pickles, that can also defeat the sugar cravings. I know it doesn’t sound like it….

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      • lumar1298 says:

        I had no idea… I’ll give it a try since I love both sauerkraut and pickles.. Thanks…

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  2. palomino72 says:

    what a refreshing post, thanks for your honesty, I think we’ve all struggled with an addiction of some sort, Im also trying to quit sugar and only made it three days … but I’ll start again tomorrow and try for 5 days like BATR mentioned. Isnt the Meditation with Deepak and Oprah awesome 🙂 Bless !

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    • lumar1298 says:

      I have enjoyed the meditations. I look forward to relaxing every evening with it… Changing eating habits has been difficult, but I’ll keep on trotting… Thanks for your blessing… You also have a great blessed day…

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