Yes another diet book has made the headlines; this one’s called “The Headspace Diet”. Apparently we women think about food 200 times a day, and the objective of using the techniques in this book is to have you making better food choices, eating less, eating healthy and turning away those foods that are bad for you.
To get a better understanding of what this book is really about, keep reading the following paragraphs taken from DailyMail.co.uk.
The Headspace Diet Reviewed By The Daily Mail
Whether it’s cake, cheese, crisps or biscuits, women think about food more than 200 times a day.
From ‘I’ve been so good today I deserve a chocolate’ to ‘I’m miserable and only ice cream will make me feel better’, research shows it pops into our minds twice as often as sex does.
‘For many women, food is the first thing they think of in the morning and the effect that food has had on their bodies is the last thing they think of at night,’ says meditation expert Andy Puddicombe, author of a new book called The Headspace Diet, which claims to be able to change the way you think about food — and therefore help you lose weight — in just ten days.
Puddicombe believes this negative chatter, much of which is learned in childhood, developed through adolescence and reinforced in adulthood, lies at the heart of our warped relationship with food. It’s the reason we’re so often unhappy with our bodies, and why diets rarely work.
The key to changing the way we think about food lies in harnessing the power of meditation to make us more ‘mindful’. Puddicombe says we need to clear the brain of unhelpful, unhealthy messages, impulses and drives surrounding food and ‘re-set’ ourselves and our mentality.
Puddicombe’s methods are based on the concept of learning to ‘observe’ your thoughts and acknowledge them — but not act on them. Through simple exercises, he promises you can escape the tyranny of emotional cravings for food. In some cases, it’s as simple as taking a little time to think before you shop, cook and eat, or just counting to ten before putting something in your mouth.
To start with, we need to identify what type of food thinker we are. Only when we recognise and acknowledge our negative thought and related eating patterns can we begin to use mindfulness to overcome them. So what sort of food thinker are you? Full article on the Daily Mail
Obviously a lot of thought goes into the food we eat, and if you’re reading this, I’m guessing you either already have started to make healthy food choices or are about to start. Still, it can be difficult to stay on track, especially when you are always tempted by high fat, high sugar foods every corner you turn.
Will The Headspace Diet be enough to change the way you think about food, will it be enough to have you resisting that double chocolate chip ice cream on a hot summers day? I don’t know, what I can say though, you can only give it a try, and looking inside the book and reading the first few pages here, looks like this book could have some true value and deliver positive results for anyone wanting to lose weight.
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