When we get stressed we lose a certain mount of self awareness.
When we become less aware, we tend to overeat, crave junk food, drink too much alcohol and feel that we have no time for exercise – or no time for anything! Yes, stress is destructive. It can totally destroy any efforts to lose weight and even if we succeed we tend to find ourselves putting the weight back on again.
So what’s the answer? In a nutshell anything you can do to reduce your daily stress will help. One good approach to stress control is through the practice of mindfulness: This is a form of meditation that is becoming very popular in the western world today.
Mindfulness meditation has its roots in Buddhism. Of course, you don’t have to be a Buddhist to practice it, anyone can benefit from this highly useful technique. So what does this have to do with weight loss? The answer: EVERYTHING!
When we develop mindfulness our lives change: we become much more aware of how we feel and our body’s real needs. We eat slower. We enjoy our food more. All this dramatically contributes to lasting weight control.
So if you’re interested in finding a practical way of bringing a bit more calmness and tranquillity into your life, along with the added advantage of easier weight control, why not try `Mindfulness meditation`.
I recommend you read this book: http: //www.amazon.co.uk/Mindfulness-English-Bhante-Henepola-Gunaratana/dp/0861713214/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b
Until next time.