Get Better Diet Results Through Your Regular Meditation Habits

One thing that you may not have previously considered is the way that regular meditation can tie into other components of your everyday life, like your diet and weight loss goals, for example. In this article I am going to share with you some diet and weight loss information as it pertains to meditation, which my generous subscriber, Randy, has been so kind to share with me.

According to Randy, regular meditation can play a significant role when it comes to the achievement of your dieting and weight loss goals.

For those of you who have ever been on a diet before, and I’m sure most of you have so you can relate, you know that while you are dieting, it is often difficult to think about anything other than food, or when your next meal is going to be and what it is going to consist of.

What you may not realize, however, is that there are ways of making your meals feel more satisfying and filling through the use of nothing more than just the power of thought. Really, if you concentrate deeply, in other words, practice mindfulness meditation, as you consume every bite of your food, while making sure to chew slowly, you can empower your mind to believe that each bite is much more significant and filling than it may actually be.

Think about it. Large bites of food are more difficult to chew, so it takes more time to break them down. Therefore, simply taking more time to finish each bite of food creates the illusion of the food being larger and more filling that it actually is. This practice ties directly into mindfulness meditation, during which you train your brain to learn how to live in the moment and have a heightened sensory awareness, which includes smell and taste.

Randy recommends performing this technique with medium-sized bites, as smaller ones break down too quickly in your mouth. He suggests eating three somewhat light meals a day in addition to two healthy snacks, like fruit or vegetables. Maintaining the proper focus is very important in doing this, because eating slowly alone does not do the job. You have to focus on everything that you are tasting, smelling, and feeling as you eat your food.

Try not to think about anything other than what you are experiencing in the here and now as you eat. However, if other thoughts do enter into your mind, try not to assign any judgment or specific emotions to them. The reason for this is because you do not want to start associating food with specific emotions, especially negative ones, because if you do that, when you start to feel these emotions, you are likely to want to reach out to food as a way of handling your feelings as opposed to properly working through them through things like discussion and reflection.

The more you understand your mind, body, and spirit, the more confidence you will be able to have in the power of your regular meditation, along with your diet and properly fueling yourself.

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best Meditation.com, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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