Can mindful eating help you lose weight? The vast majority of studies agree that mindful eating helps you lose weight by changing your eating behaviors and reducing stress ( 18 ). A 6-week group seminar on mindful eating among people with obesity resulted in an average weight loss of 9 pounds (4 kg) during the seminar and the 12-week follow-up period ( 10 ).
How can I practice mindfulness to lose weight? Eat slowly and mindfully: Put your fork down between bites, chew your food well and make each meal last 20 minutes. Savor your food, noticing the texture, shape, feel and flavor of each bite. Doing so will ultimately help you not only enjoy meals more but recognize you’re satisfied enough to stop eating.
What is an example of mindful eating? Mindful eating: Eating on autopilot or while multitasking (driving, working, reading, watching TV, etc.). Focusing all your attention on your food and the experience of eating. Eating to fill an emotional void (because you’re stressed, lonely, sad, or bored, for example).
Why is mindful eating better than dieting? Mindful eating takes the idea of paying attention to what we eat even further. The idea is that a slower, more careful or thoughtful way of eating may help us to enjoy our food more, choose more healthful foods and make us less likely to overeat.