Mindfulness Meditation and Weight Loss

mindfulness meditation and weight loss

It has now been described as the “missing link” to successful weight loss and the key to tackling the burgeoning obesity crisis in the Western World

And what is that link?

The relationship between our minds and our bodies and how mindfulness raises people’s awareness to signals in the body released in response to hunger and fullness.

Scientists are now looking into the links between mindfulness meditation and weight loss.

Scientists claim mindfulness is key to losing weight and keeping the weight off by tricking the body into wanting less food.

Much has been written about the positive benefits of mindfulness. The idea that you bring an awareness to the present moment and identify emotions as you feel them.

But could the habit also benefit the physical well being like reducing obesity, and by extension, the risk for heart disease?

As you age, weight doesn’t come off as easily as it did in when were younger. You can still lose weight when you’re 50, but you may need to take extra effort to incorporate regular exercise and caloric restrictions.

A combination of reducing your calorie intake and exercising more has been the proven the best way to lose weight, confirmed a review of Obesity Reviews from 2015.

You may also find your weight gain accelerates and it becomes more difficult to lose that additional weight when you hit 50. Especially if it is belly fat. But that doesn’t mean these strategies don’t work.

But all of these programs focus purely on the relationship between calorie intake and exercise for weight loss. But no reference is made to the impact of our mind on weight reduction and the relationship it has on combining not only calorie intake and exercise. That is why science is now bringing both body and mind together as one in research into mindfulness meditation and weight loss.

Find out more on what mindfulness meditation and weight loss have in common here.