Losing weight is difficult, and no one knows that better than Oprah Winfrey. Her struggles with eating and weight issues have been tabloid fodder for decades. Now, as a representative for Weight Watchers, Oprah has once again lost weight, vowing this time, to keep it off. In addition to using the popular Weight Watchers program, she is also including meditation for weight loss in her get-fit arsenal.
ABC Radio News reports this week that Oprah is using a meditation program to help shed the pounds and it is working. She discussed meditation in a press release saying, “I have learned that weight can affect more than just our physical being, it takes on all kinds of different meaning in our lives.” Oprah has worked with Deepak Chopra in the past and he describes meditation for weight loss as “a way of progressively quieting the mind [with a focus on] the idea of shedding emotional baggage, which frequently is the cause of weight gain.”
To date, Oprah reports having lost more than 25 pounds, and is working to lose even more. Although meditation itself will not remove the unwanted pounds, relieving stress and concentrating on body-positive messages during meditation can help clear mental and emotional blocks to weight loss.
When you are ready to add the power of meditation and imagery to your weight-loss program, try some of these options to center your mind and improve your health: