So I’ve been keeping track of when I meditate and how I behave. I’ve meditated a bit more because of it, and I quickly lost the last couple pounds I’d gained back. So far, so good.
So far, on days I meditate, I drink more water and am less likely to give in to cravings for unhealthy foods. I am more likely to be motivated in general, which means I burn more calories throughout my day from stuff like playing with my kid more, cooking more involved foods, and spending more time cleaning or organizing. I’m less likely to nap. Also, it seems to last a few days. One day of meditating will buy me 3 or 4 days of higher productivity.
I don’t think it would work if I just sat in silence. I get that time already every day. It’s actually meditating, clearing my mind, and “reconnecting”. I can’t explain it better than that, but once I can stop my brain from thinking about stuff (which takes longer to do the longer it’s been since I last did it), I feel like I’m ‘back in touch’. With what? Myself? God? Who knows? But I feel that, and it’s refreshing. So I’m sure that’s the actual effect.
Whatever it is, my measurements are smaller than they’ve been since I had my kid, my weight is fluctuating among a much smaller margin, and I have more energy. Giving up white flours and sugars did a wonderful thing for my waistline, too. I dropped an inch around the middle almost immediately that hasn’t come back.
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