Our minds are a powerful thing, but many don’t realize how powerful it really is. New research exploring the power of mindfulness related to weight loss offers some promising results.
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. Mindfulness can be used specifically for weight loss by incorporating mindfulness techniques while eating, when desiring to eat, etc.
Over the last few years, mindfulness training has become a part of more weight loss programs. Programs incorporate mindfulness in different ways. Sometimes mindfulness is assessing your hunger versus your desire to eat and why, while other times it is an intense focus on the experience of eating.
A systematic review, or a study evaluating the results of multiple studies put together, found that participants that received mindf