Mindfulness is one of the COR-Conditions needed for the brain to recover from food addiction. Meditation is a mindfulness practice that is both simple and easy to practice. Adrienne Taren, a mindfulness researcher at the University of Pittsburgh says that “…mindfulness practice increases one’s ability to recruit higher order, prefrontal cortex regions in order to down-regulate lower-order brain activity.” Engaging the prefrontal cortex regions helps to deregulate the impulsivity of compulsive eating.
This meditation is designed by Jason Stephenson specifically for weight issues. Set aside 24 minutes in a quiet place and connect with yourself through this mindfulness exercise!