Mindful eating – the idea of savouring and appreciating your food – isn’t a new thing but recent studies have shown the true benefits of the simple practice.
People who eat mindfully are able to lose weight with minimal effort, according to multiple studies. But how do you do it?
One expert revealed her simple tried-and-tested tip to eating mindfully – the sultana exercise.
1. Take a sultana and spend five minutes “using your five senses with it”
2. Feel it in your hand
3. Smell it
4. Taste it, rolling it around your tongue and noticing how it feels between your teeth
The mindfulness consultant claims the simple trick could help you refocus your mind and stop you from binging on unhealthy food.
“Whether you want to lose weight, call a truce in the war with your dear body, change your relationship with food, or reduce your daily stress by making healthier choices,” Charlotte told the Mail Online.
We previously reported on a study which found that black tea can promote weight loss and help you maintain a healthy gut.
Research from UCLA found sipping on the common drink daily alters energy metabolism in the liver by changing gut metabolite.
But black tea isn’t the only hot drink that can help you beat the bulge.
Green tea leaves are loaded with powerful antioxidants and nutrients, making the drink one of the healthiest beverages to help you beat the bulge.
It contains polyphenols like flavonoids and powerful antioxidants called Catechins, including Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG).
These natural fat-busters help speed up your metabolism, therefore helping you lose weight. The drink can also help boost energy levels, meaning you can workout for longer.
If you’re chest is more your problem area you might be interested in how to get rid of man boobs.
Man boobs, known medically as gynecomastia, are shockingly common in men worldwide.
In fact it is estimated that 15% of adult men have the condition to some extent.
Losing weight, cleaning up your diet and cutting back on booze can all help reduce unsightly chest fat.
Exercises like bench presses are great for guys with moobs as the move boosts testosterone and hones your chest muscles.
For men who have tried everything else, liposuction and mastectomies are also solutions.
Here are nine other ways you can attempt to curb overeating by becoming more mindful at meal times:
1. Chew 25 times
2. Feed yourself with your non-dominant hand
3. Eat every thing with chopsticks for a week
4. Put your fork down between each bite
5. Take your first bite with your eyes closed
6. Try to identify every ingredient in your meal
7. Put your food on a plate
8. Sit at a table
9. Keep a food diary