We all know the meaning of losing weight, but what about meditation and what is the link between both of them? Our lives became so busy and crowded and we consequently became so stressed and nervous, we don’t even mention why we eat or what we eat, are we really hungry or are we eating a healthy food?
Meditation helps us to realize the right and healthy answers to these questions; simply it’s a state of awareness. Ok, let me now tell you how it works with losing weight, we know that most of the processes that happen in our bodies are controlled by certain hormones, feeling stressed and anxious makes our bodies release hormones like, cortisol and guess what? This hormone increase the metabolism rate of carbs and fat which makes us feel hungry faster and consequently we eat more.
Now, chill out and look what meditation does on the other hand, it helps our bodies to resale hormones like oxytocin or the love hormone, this hormone helps in balancing the cortisol hormone that I mentioned above.
That isn’t all, practicing meditation makes a state of harmony between the mind and the body and they start to understand each other in a better way. I will explain more, your brain will give the orders and your body will translate it right, for example, if you are hungry you should eat, but not if you are sad you should eat.
Practicing meditation isn’t conditioned by a place or time and there are many ways of practicing it. For example, you can practice it while you are eating, taste the flavor of the food you eat feel it in your mouth and enjoy every bite of it, this won’t only make you enjoy your meal, but it will help you to eat less and slower.
You can also practice it before you sleep, while you are lying on your bed or in a quite place, relax and close your eyes and focus only on your breath, your inhale and exhale keep focusing and you will start to feel so relaxed. Practicing meditation regularly will help you to take the right decision and it will make you realize when exactly you really need to eat and how much you should eat.