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The Mindful Approach To Weight Loss

Written By Cedric M • 1 min read

Are you looking to improve your relationship with food? Mindfulness could be your answer! It’s not a religion or philosophy, but a practice that allows you to become more aware. Mindfulness draws you to the present moment and your thoughts and feelings. Through mindfulness, you can gain insight into your eating habits and find out how your emotions can influence your eating. Today we’re exploring a few ways that mindfulness helps regain and maintain control of our lives.

Mindfulness helps us develop a better relationship with our food.

If you’re mindful, you’re more likely to eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. Let’s pause for a second. If we could eat in response to hunger and stop when we’re full it would be a game changer. Mindfulness can help us think twice before reaching for seconds (or thirds). It makes us aware of our fullness after each bite and gives us the will to not take another bite if we’re full.

It may not be evident, but mindfulness as a way of life can help with weight loss in several ways.

  • It helps you be more aware of your eating habits. When you’re faced with a craving, you’ll know whether it’s something that will make you feel good or bad.
  • It increases self-control by improving focus and reducing stress levels. This makes it easier to resist temptation.
  • It helps you make better choices. Mindfulness creates time to decide what food option will be best for your health goals (or taste good).
  • Mindfulness leaves you feeling in control of one’s own body. This is an important part of developing healthy eating patterns and losing weight.

If you’re struggling to lose weight, maybe it’s time to give mindfulness a try! From helping you develop healthier eating habits to reducing stress, it could be the key to achieving your weight loss goals. 

Cedric Mclean,
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