Oprah Winfrey has maintained her 30-pound weight loss for a year, thanks to the Weight Watchers diet and meditation.
Oprah, who once tipped the scales at over 237 pounds, said losing weight was easier this time because of Weight Watcher’s focus on portion control.
Now 62, Winfrey said her weight loss secret was the Weight Watchers diet, cardio exercise, and meditation, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
“Weight Watchers has given me the tools to have accountability to myself,” said Winfrey.
The Weight Watchers program focuses on portion control, mindful eating and a point system that enables dieters to keep track of their caloric intake.
Oprah reveals her favorite recipes and diet secrets in her new book Food, Health and Happiness, which comes out in January 2017.
Meditation is another important part of Winfrey’s weight loss program, and recently held a meditation workshop with Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Dr. Chopra lost 20 pounds with meditation, mindful eating and yoga, as Celebrity Health Fitness previously reported.
Chopra said meditation promotes natural weight loss by reducing stress.
Stress disrupts the appetite regulating hormones ghrelin and leptin, and causes belly fat storage.
Reducing stress is a natural, effective way to lose weight, said Dr. Chopra.
Deepak discussed other weight loss, happiness and meditation secrets in his bestseller, What Are You Hungry For?
Among the weight loss tips Dr. Chopra shared include the following:
- Recognize when you’re feeling emotional.
- Don’t eat when you feel negative emotions like guilt, shame or anger.
- Only eat when you’re physically hungry.
- Don’t multitask while eating.
- Avoid processed foods.
- Eat organic whenever possible.
- Try meditation. Sit quietly for 10-15 minutes to clear your mind.
Dr. Chopra also suggested consuming ginger tea, which boosts metabolism, makes you feel full, and aids digestion. Chopra also shared his secrets for mental/emotional fitness and happiness in Super Brain.