If you are a compulsive eater, you may have experienced a lot of diet failures after stressful situations in your life. You probably look at diet as an easy thing to do, but eventually the temptation to eat overpowers you when certain things happen in your life. Even if you were able to manage to lose weight, you may find yourself quickly regaining all the lost weight. If you feel that you have problems following a diet because of your crave to eat compulsively then it’s necessary to resolve your issues so that you can successfully lose weight and maintain your weightloss.
Guided meditation can help lessen your urge to eat. Mindful eating is the state of being focused while eating and is the exact opposite of mindless eating. Two examples of mindless eating are: eating food while watching television and paying no attention to the details of the food and eating food as quickly as possible. When you eat mindlessly, it may easily result in overeating and binge eating, because it becomes difficult to know when you are full and you not feel satisfied and want to eat more food. When you are unable to know how much you eat, it will result in consuming more calories each day.
On the other hand, when you eat attentively you pay attention to the taste and texture of the food and you slow down the rate at which you eat. By taking the time to notice the details of the food, you will feel more satisfied after eating a smaller portion. When you eat at a slower rate your stomach recognizes when it is full. Sometimes it can take up to twenty minutes for the stomach to realize that it is full and you will no longer need more food to eat. You will also be consuming less calories throughout the meal when you are eating a smaller portion of food which leads to safe and steady weight loss.
If you are looking for meditation techniques for slowing down the urge to eat compulsively, there are books and CDs available that can teach you. These materials can help you end the habit of compulsive eating and will help you stick to your diet. If you do not see immediate results from these materials, don’t get discouraged because it takes quite a bit of time. Orienting your mind not to eat mindlessly may take a while, especially if it is a problem you have had for a long time. You may also see a psychologist who specializes in compulsive behaviour if you aren’t seeing any results. Breaking the habit of compulsive eating is essential for you to stick on a diet and to keep weight off. Once you are successful in that area you can start thinking about toning and strenghtening muscles with the use of an ab belt.