Can you Really Think Yourself Thin?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply think yourself thin without having to exercise or watch your diet? Of course, there's no such luck. Making the right nutritional choices, working out and getting adequate rest all are key factors in meeting and maintaining your weight loss goals. But new research shows that the way you think does, indeed, play a major role in weight loss success.
According to a recent study by psychologist Eric Robinson, being mindful of your meals goes a long way in helping to curb overeating. Robinson conducted a study involving two groups of obese women who were asked to eat a ham sandwich. One ate while listening to an audio clip instructing them to fully focus on the experience of the meal, taking note of the way it looked, smelled and tasted. The other group enjoyed their sandwiches with, of all things, the sound of a cuckoo's calls playing in the background.
Later, both groups of women were asked to describe their meals. Only women in the first group were able to do so in great detail. Why does this matter? Because those women also felt more satisfied and snacked less throughout the remainder of the day than did women in the second group.
Robinson's experiment and several similar studies suggest that simply being more mindful of your meals can help you reach your weight loss goals by reducing the risk that you'll snack throughout the day. To that end, weight loss counselors at your nearest Metabolic Research Center location can develop a customized nutrition and exercise plan for you. Call 800-501-8090 to schedule a consultation today.
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