Losing weight is not an easy task. In order to lose weight people try out several methods. Few people even go to the extent of starving by skipping their major meals.
Well, skipping meals is one of the major mistakes that one commit in the process of losing weight. People fail to understand that skipping meals does not help one to lose weight rather it further aggravates the problem.
A new study has found that mindfulness training is one of the best ways to lose weight. For the study, mindfulness interventions involved either formal meditation, informal mindfulness strategies that focused on eating activity, or a combinations of these two approaches.
For the study, researchers at the McGill University in Canada examined 19 studies that was conducted over a decade.
During the study, the researchers found that mindfulness participants had continued to lose weight, bringing their average weight loss to 3.5% of their initial body weight, while those in the "lifestyle-change" programs regained some weight.
At the end of the study researchers found that interventions based on mindfulness proved "moderately effective for weight loss" and "largely effective in reducing obesity-related eating behaviours."
The findings are "encouraging" and "highlight the potential of using mindfulness training to support weight loss," said Kimberly Carriere, from the McGill University.
The study was recently published in the journal Obesity Reviews.
Meanwhile, also check for these foods that helps one to lose weight effectively.
1. Whole Grains:
Whole grains are considered as one of the best foods when it comes to weight loss. Whole grains are rich in fibre content and contains a good amount of protein as well. Oats, brown rice and quinoa are few of the best examples of whole grain foods that keeps one full for a long time and aids in weight loss.
Fruits are a must have for one's overall health. For those wishing to lose weight, consuming fruits on a regular basis is a must. Fruits are rich in fibre content and all the essential nutrients that helps. Grapefruits and apples helps.
3. Chia Seeds:
Chia seeds are high in fibre content and low in carb. Chia seeds are considered as one of the most healthy foods. Chia seeds helps in absorbing the nutrients, keeps one full for a long perios of time and help reduce appetite.
4. Leafy Green Vegetables:
Green leafy vegetables are rich in fibre and low in calories and carbohydrates. Leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale are rich in all the essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Adding these leafy green vegetables in your diet helps in the fat burning process.
(With Agency Inputs)