WANT TO SHED KI­LOS? FO­CUS ON YOUR FOOD

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

It’s Sun­day morn­ing, so chances are you have a cof­fee in hand and a piece of toast hang­ing from your mouth. How­ever, if you’re try­ing to lose weight, you need to give break­fast your un­di­vided at­ten­tion. That’s the find­ing of new re­search by North Carolina State Uni­ver­sity in the US. Professor Carolyn Dunn stud­ied the im­pact of mind­ful eat­ing over a 15-week pe­riod. Half of the par­tic­i­pants were told to eat with­out any dis­trac­tions, pay at­ten­tion to how their food tasted, no­tice hunger and full­ness cues, and plan their meals, and the other half were given no in­struc­tions. The mind­ful eaters lost an av­er­age of 1.9kg, while the others lost just 0.3kg. This is cer­tainly some food for thought for po­ten­tial di­eters.

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