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Can mindfullness help me lose weight?

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Yes. With food, you have multiple chances to be mindful:

1. Do a gut check to see if you're really hungry before you eat.

2. Focus on each bite, savoring its flavor and texture.

3. Notice if what you're saying to yourself is helpful.

4. Do another gut check to see how full you are. That way you can stop eating when you feel full instead of mindlessly cleaning your plate.

From: What Mindfulness Can Do for You WebMD Medical Reference

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Lynn Korbel, MPH, assistant director, Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

NIH News in Health: "Mindfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Lynn Korbel, MPH, assistant director, Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

NIH News in Health: "Mindfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

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