Above all, mindfulness is the secret to weight loss

Mindfulness is the act of focusing our attention on whatever we’re experiencing in the moment. Mindful eating involves focusing on what we’re eating and avoiding distractions. Being conscious of what you’re eating can help you make healthier food choices.

Taking the time to savor what you’re eating can help you feel satisfied after meals, so you’re less likely to get cravings for unhealthy foods later. Being appreciative of how healthy foods make you feel can make eating those foods seem more satisfying. Taking the time to stop and consider whether you’re hungry, or just eating due to stress or boredom, can help you cut out excess calories. Thinking about what you’re eating, and how much you’re eating, can also help you spot unhealthy eating patterns that could be sabotaging your weight loss.

Being mindful of the foods you eat can also help you discover the hidden foods adding extra calories to your daily diet. Avoid eating mindlessly, as doing so easily leads to overeating. Mindfulness can also improve the quality of your sleep and reduce your stress levels, and these lifestyle changes can help you lose weight, as well.