How to Lose Weight Permanently with Meditation

How to Lose Weight Permanently with Meditation

written by: Dr. Kanika Verma
by: Dr. Kanika Verma
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There are many reasons for weight gain. The most prominent one is compulsive eating caused due to anxiety or tension. Eating stimulates satiety center of the brain. Lack of satisfaction in one's life is actually the real culprit behind majority cases of weight gain in middle age. Because we lack satisfaction and peace, we try to stimulate the temporary chimera of satisfaction by eating. Most of the people eat when offered tasty food, even if they are not hungry , because it creates more satisfaction. Ideally we should never eat without proper hunger. Even in cases of weight gain from other reasons, anxiety is one indispensable factor, whether it be thyroid disorder, other hormonal disturbances or any other disease. Disturbances in mind reflect in body metabolism as well.

There is a way to treat excessive weight gain permanently. The way is to generate peace of mind and satisfaction from other means than food. The results will be visible in less than 6 months time if followed religiously. And the cost is zero. However the real problem appears sometimes in accepting the efficacy of something so simple and free. But the proof of pudding is in eating. Meditation is not just closing your eyes . This 6 months meditation therapy for weight loss has a specific system.

Orientation : 5 Days

It is very important to realize the strength of your opponent in weight loss fight. Your unconscious habit of constant eating is your greatest opponent in this case. This habit is well-fed by various self justifications for mid meal snacks or junk food. In this case, you must take following measures to strengthen your case against this habit.

This orientation will help you in realizing the root cause of your problem, because no one can get fat without unnecessary eating. After this exercise, you will know what needs to be done.

    • First 5 days , keep a track of what you eat, when and how much. Account for even a drop of soft drink or a mouthful of mid-meal snack. For better results, ask your family members also to keep track of your eating.
    • After this exercise, you will know exactly how much extra you eat everyday. If the amount of food eaten turns out to be very less during these 5 days , that might probably mean that you were eating consciously. This is a happy news because it is means that you are capable of strong self-restraint in eating.
  1. If you are a mom, you might be suffering from "Super Saver Tummy" syndrome, where you engulf each and every thing cooked in your kitchen because no one else is interested in eating extra and you cannot afford to throw away hard-earned food. In this case, you should take following measures –

    • Ask every member to give an estimate of his next meal before cooking.
    • Cook exactly according to the estimate or less. Do not cook extra, let the family members own up for their information.
    • Keep ready to cook/eat food in case of sudden shortage of food.
    • Respect your body. Don't treat it like a garbage bin.
  2. If you have a sweet tooth, switch to jaggery and honey in place of sugar.
  3. It is a scientific fact that the body metabolism slows down as the day ends, as a preparation for sleep. Many people eat dinner as a routine and not because they are hungry.If food is absorbed and not utilized by the body because of slow metabolism, it is converted to fat (Adipose tissue). Therefore unnecessary food that we eat at night, without proper hunger, gets converted to fat and increases our burden of weight. Dinner-less routine is important for effective weight loss.
  • Don't cook your part at night.
  • However, you should replace dinner with a big glass of milk with health supplements. This will ensure adequate supply of essential nutrition to your body.
  • You will a little uncomfortable few days, probably will be hungry at night. But eventually your body will adapt to zero dinner routine.
  • Keep nutritious snacks like Threptin biscuits, puffed rice, corn flakes etc ready in case you feel hungry at night.

Cleaning Meditation : 10 Days

  • First 10 Days
    • Sit for 5 minutes in morning and evening at a fixed time and fixed place if possible.
    • Concentrate on the idea that all unwanted things are flowing out from your back in the form of smoke and you have the presence of divine light in your heart. It is not necessary to concentrate on seeing the light.
    • The idea of light is more important than the idea of smoke. Do not think about or try to analyze unwanted ideas. Attention gives strength to thoughts.All other practices of Orientation will continue with the second part.
  • In addition to the 5 minutes meditation, start asking yourself following questions after every meal.Do not skip this step at all.

    • Was this food healthy for me?
    • Was it required?
    • What will be the effect of this food on me?
    • Do I want to do eat like this again?

    It might become irritating sometimes. But preserve your patience. Gradually and irreversibly, you will find yourself reflecting over your food during the meal rather than after the meal and finally before the meal. Once you start asking yourself these questions before the meal, our goal is almost reached. You're now sensitive towards what goes inside your mouth. You are starting to eat like a human. But this exercise has to be done even if you eat a single biscuit. It is effective to have a group effort or family help if you feel that it is a little difficult to practice alone. If you forget, try keeping a reminder in your mobile or a small diary. If you're fond of writing, please scribble down the answers to the above questions whenever possible. After few days you can read earlier pages. You will witness the gradual change in your attitude towards food. The most important thing – even if you fail multiple times, it is OK. Try one more time. Take a gap of few days and restart the practice

Curative Meditation Commencement : 10 Days

  1. In addition to the above practices, start 10 mins meditation in the morning. Meditation is not about concentration on any idea, not even the idea of getting slim. Sometimes, while meditating on the idea of getting slim, we unconsciously imbibe the fact that we ARE fat, which might become a reinforced mental hurdle. Do not pay attention to any idea coming in the mind, positive or negative. Just be sensitive to the peaceful feeling of meditation. Continue the process for 10 days.
  2. If you feel need of external help, please download "Let's Meditate" App for android phones. With this app, you can meditate with a trainer.
  3. After 10 days of above practice, increase the morning meditation duration to 20 mins. You can make a gradual increase of 5 mins in first 5 days and another 5 mins in the next 5 days. Now you will be meditating total 30 mins in morning and 5 mins in the evening. Increase the evening cleaning meditation to 10 mins.
  4. After 6 months of the above practice, measure your weight and you will be happily surprised. Your body is truly an extension of your mind. This meditation tool is to train your mind. Once your mind is under your control, you can reap true benefits from any diet plan or exercise regime. Otherwise, everything will be a flop show. For more information and support, please contact me on kanikaverma625@gmail.com. Best wishes !May God bless you with a peaceful mind and a radiant body !