Source: Daily Mail
The secret of staying slim could be as simple as keeping your mind on your meals.
A wealth of research suggests that freeing ourselves from distractions and concentrating completely on the food that is in front of us, helps us stay in shape.
Such ‘mindful eating’ ensures that the mind is in tune with the body, enabling it to ‘hear’ the chemical messages that tell it that we are full.
In studies, including some from the respected Harvard University in the US, dieters who focussed on their food rather than what was going on around them lost an average of half a stone.
Mindful eating, named after the Buddhist principle of focusing on the present, has also been shown to help binge eaters get their splurges under control, with the number of binges cut from eight a fortnight to just three.