Will meditation help you lose weight?
Miranda Kerr swears by meditation to help her cope with her hectic schedule, and now there’s talk the practice could lead to weight loss.
Yep, a new book is claiming meditation (and more specifically, ‘mindfulness’) can help you control your diet.
Written by Patrizia Collard, a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher and stress management consultant, and Helen Stephenson, a mindfulness-based cognitive therapist, The Mindfulness Diet stresses the importance of tuning in to your eating habits and understanding your dietary needs.
With the message 'Mindfulness is the new attitude to living’, the book covers the myths and risks of extreme diets and offers tips on identifying your eating habits and understanding your real food needs. Plus, it includes mindfulness meditations, recipes and mindful eating plans.
While I question whether ‘mindfulness’ really just means ‘common sense’, it seems the mood-boosting Buddhist practice previously reserved for hippy types has officially made it into the mainstream.
And with the book’s blurb emphasising “there is no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting” needed, it’s more a matter of eating less of what you don’t need, while filling up on nourishing foods. It certainly seems like a dietary approach most of us could master!
Do you think meditation can help you lose weight? What other weight loss tips do you swear by?