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Keep Your Head in the Paleo Lifestyle: How to Meditate
You’ve probably heard this before, but I’m going to say it again.
You have to change your mentality about your Paleo diet if you want to lose weight.
You have to make Paleo your LIFESTYLE rather than your dramatic weight-loss tool. You have to begin to love yourself in order to reap the benefits of this awesome Paleo lifestyle.
You can do this by learning how to meditate.
If you’ve been overweight and low on energy the past several years, you probably are beginning to realize that your diet was to blame. The wheat, grain, and sugar you pummeled into your body, day-in, day-out, forced your cells into over-drive. They had to work harder to keep your immune system healthy; they had to work harder to keep your brain fighting and thinking.
A turn to the Paleo diet brings your energy back and absolutely helps you lose weight. But your journey to overall wellness is an important one—one that’s rooted in your brain. Therefore, learning to meditate can actually fuel overall wellness and help you make better, Paleo-guided decisions moving forward.
Benefits of Meditation:
1. Reduce Stress.
Today’s society is a constantly-moving game of things to do, people to see. Somewhere in between your appointments and your meetings, your body is supposed to calm itself down. But your mind is on overload, always thinking about what’s next.
Meditation allows you to unload your clogged mind. It decreases your levels of stress hormone, cortisol, and further helps you reduce your levels of overall bodily inflammation, which increases your ability to lose weight.
2. Re-Evaluate What You Want in Your Life.
When you meditate, you can begin to see where you are in your life, what you want, and how you can achieve your goals. When you’re caught up in your busy existence, it’s hard to take a step back and discover how you can target your actions to achieve self-fulfillment.
3. Increase Emotional Stability.
How often have you reached for a cream-filled donut, just because you were feeling angry, sad, or just a little bit lonely? We’ve all been there: eating snacks just to attempt to stabilize our minds. When you meditate, you increase your emotional stability and have better ability to control your emotions. You don’t have to align your eating habits with your feelings, anymore.
4. Boost Interior, Mental Transformation.
With meditation, you can transform yourself into a better, more self-fulfilled YOU. You’ll feel closer and more at-peace with the mystery and meaning of your life. You’ll have the ability to reach beyond yourself to make time for the things you really love: Paleo diet recipe-making, hanging out with people you love, drawing, or writing.
5 Steps to Meditate:
- Begin by finding a cool, dark, solitary place.
- Sit in this place by yourself, close your eyes, and begin to breathe in and out in a rhythmic manner. Do this for three minutes, but try not to pay too much attention to the time. Focus on your breathing.
- Begin to observe your mind and the thoughts you have. Allow your mind to flow freely, and do not judge your thoughts. This will give you a better perception of what’s actually going on in there—from a detached perspective.
- Continue to breathe and fall away from your thoughts. At this time, you should be completely without a dialogue in your head. Allow yourself to sit like that, completely empty. If thoughts appear in your head, allow them to come and pass by, without notice. Simply BE for twenty minutes.
- Fold yourself out of the meditation state, and do some light stretching. Go about your day with a better mindset, with a better idea of how your mind and your thoughts operate.