Focus for May 2017: Weight Loss through Meditation
- Reduce stress eating: Researchers in the fast-growing field of mindfulness research are learning that simply changing how we eat might be a key to weight loss. Since stress is often at the root of overeating, mindfulness seems to make us eat better meals, and therefore helps us lose weight.
- Focus on mindful eating: Mindfulness is the act of focusing attention on present-moment experiences. Mindful eating means actually paying attention to the food you’re eating, making you less likely to eat large portions thoughtlessly and therefore help you lose weight.
- Recognize internal hunger and fullness cues: According to new research, mindfulness sharpens a person's ability to recognize internal cues that signal hunger and fullness. By recognizing when you are full, you are able to stop eating sooner which helps you lose weight.
- Reduce food cravings: Mindfulness also helps take the claws out of cravings. Mindfulness can disrupt that automatic reaction by reducing the appeal of unhealthy foods. Therefore when a food craving pops up in your head it appears as nothing more than a mere thought.
All are welcome to join in our weekly meditation practice led by Erin Sheehan. Mindfulness meditation can be a safe, natural and effective tool in helping to decrease stress, increase immunity and overall mental and physical well-being.
Erin takes the time each week to introduce mindfulness meditation to the group and leads a practice. There is no previous experience necessary and participants are encouraged to bring a friend and join as often as possible. Different guided meditations are offered as well as direction to help individuals establish a personal practice at home.
Cost = $10 / class or $30 / month