Using mindfulness to resist chocolate

Katherine Davison
17 April 2024

We’ve all heard of mindfulness – the practice of being present and aware in the moment. It has gained popularity and become a vital part of the multi-billion pound meditation industry.

Mental health is now a key focus in overall well-being, prompting big companies to introduce mindfulness programs. But can this powerful technique also be used to support our nutritional health?

The answer is intriguing.

When it comes to eating, there are different types of mindfulness techniques. One approach, known as ‘cognitive acceptance,’ involves acknowledging your cravings and gradually building a level of tolerance towards them.

On the other hand, ‘cognitive diffusion’ encourages you to distance yourself from your thoughts. By observing the thought and thanking your mind for providing it, you take control of your actions.

To put these techniques to the test, a study compared cognitive acceptance, cognitive diffusion, and a relaxation technique as a control.


The results were fascinating. 

Those who used cognitive diffusion as their mindfulness technique consumed significantly less chocolate compared to those practicing cognitive acceptance or relaxation techniques. The difference was notable!

If you’re curious about the study, you can check it out here https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23678870/

So, can mindfulness be used to reduce chocolate consumption?

It definitely can. Why not try, it can take some time to get used to using them, but it is worth it. Contact me if you would like some tips on doing this or for more techniques.

Unlock the potential of mindfulness on your nutritional journey. Embrace the power of cognitive diffusion, and let mindfulness guide you towards improved well-being. It’s time to take charge and enjoy a healthier relationship with food.

Remember, the path to mindful eating begins with the awareness of your choices. Choose wisely, embrace mindfulness, and witness the positive impact it can have on your life.

Discover the transformative power of mindfulness and reduce your chocolate consumption today!

Katherine Davison

Katherine Davison

Weight loss coach

Katherine Davison

Katherine Davison

Weight loss coach

Katherine Davison, a weight loss coach, has conquered her own weight struggles over the span of a decade. By surpassing ineffective diets and extreme measures, she has discovered unique strategies that yield genuine positive results while still enjoying the pleasure of food.

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