Get your mind into top order
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Mindfulness. What does that mean?
Some people are able to make time for themselves, and some people just do not know how to fit it all in.
People who are able to practise mindfulness can have a better weight loss.
When my members join Weight Watchers, they are not only learning about good and bad food choices, but also how to look after themselves. It is a holistic approach, and that is got to be good for everyone.
Learning about good v bad food choices is so important, but also how to look after ourselves, and how we feel and think, can play a major part, in ensuring that you achieve a sustainable, and healthy weight loss.
In my meetings we have been discussing becoming mindful when eating.
Some members were confused at how you could do this, but think how you could take a step back and appreciate your food a bit more. A lot of my members said they just eat without thinking, or stand while eating not thinking about it. Other members eat food with a tray on their laps watching TV, or sitting at the kitchen table with the TV on.
They are eating without thinking, or not giving their brain time to register that they have actually eaten.
So what can you do to become more mindful and help your weight loss?
Sit at a table, if possible, without any TVs or electricals.
While eating, chew your food a little longer than normal.
Put your knife and fork down between mouthfuls.
If after your food you still think you are hungry wait for 20 minutes to see if you still feel hungry. Have a glass of water or a piece of fruit after your food. Your brain needs 20 minutes to register that you are are full.
These are just a few things to try, and a lot of my members tried some with success, so it is worth giving it a go.
If you are looking for more help with weight loss, then you are welcome at my meetings at Burnside Hotel, Cambuslang Rugby Club and Fernhill Community Centre, or contact me on 07974 404 974.
Stay mindful Michelle says you must work at changing habits to lose weight