According to the health website RealAge, people who meditate for 7 minutes or more per day are thinner than those who don't. In the study, the participants practiced recognizing, accepting and experiencing their cravings instead of trying to ignore or suppress them. By doing so, the participants did a better job of holding those cravings off.
Researchers think the mindfulness meditation method worked better than relying solely on willpower because "the practice helped minimize the frustration and obsessive preoccupation with food triggered by trying, often unsuccessfully, to suppress food cravings".
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