With obesity rates on the increase in the United States, is it possible that meditation can offer a helping hand when it comes to this rising national problem? Most know that the practice can have profound mental and physical benefits. That said, one of the main reasons why is that meditation helps a person to learn to focus on their goals at hand.
According to this latest Obesity Campaign post from Subodh Gupta, the most important factor in a person’s inability to lose weight is due to a lack of motivation and determination. Without proper focus, an overweight person can have great difficulty when it comes to shedding pounds (even if it’s just a few).
If you want to exercise every day for one hour, then first you have to decide it in your mind and make your mind stronger so as not to leave exercise in
between. Similarly, if you think that junk food is making your waistline bigger and you want to stop eating it, you first have to make a decision to change your eating habits which is again at your mental level.
Meditation is an wonderful activity which can changes you from the inside out. Instead of forcing yourself not to eat the doughnut in between meals,
the very desire to eat it will vanish. Instead of fighting with yourself to go out for exercise, it will become something that you will enjoy doing. Meditation will bring the right mindset and living a healthy life will become your natural choice, effortlessly.
Read more from Gupta on using meditation to lose weight here.