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Mindfulness Training Specialist

Vivek Gupta, MD, MPH -  - Medical Weight Loss Clinic

Mindful Weight Loss

Vivek Gupta, MD, MPH

Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Redondo Beach, CA

In a fast-paced world, it’s easy to let the stimuli and stressors around you take control of your feelings and behaviors. With mindfulness training at Mindful Weight Loss in Redondo Beach, California, you can better manage your eating habits, daily stress, high blood pressure, anxiety, and many of life’s general inconveniences. To schedule a mindfulness training consultation with Vivek Gupta, MD, MPH, call the office or book online today.

Mindfulness Training Q&A

What is mindfulness training?

Mindfulness training is a technique based in Buddhist principles that teaches you to recognize your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Many of your thoughts and emotions come automatically, and it might seem like they’re out of your control. Mindfulness training helps you become more aware of them and use that awareness to make long-term behavioral changes.

Dr. Gupta works closely with you as you learn to adopt mindfulness into your daily life, no matter where it applies. He answers your questions and remains available to you between visits via the Mindful Weight Loss app. 

Overall, mindfulness training helps you take a more active role in your own life. You can regain a sense of control over your feelings and the way you interpret and react to the world around you. 

How does mindfulness training work?

Mindfulness training requires you to make many changes to become more aware of your external surroundings and your internal thoughts and feelings, which can all influence your behaviors and well-being. 

One of the most important parts of mindfulness training is to learn to pay more attention. It’s often too easy to be distracted by your worries and stresses as well as external factors like your phone or the TV. Mindfulness training requires you to take more time to notice your surroundings, including sights, sounds, smells, and tastes.

As you’re becoming more aware of your surroundings, it’s also important to minimize judgement about the stimuli around you. This helps you reduce stress and avoid negative thoughts. 

How does mindfulness training benefit me in the long term?

At Mindful Weight Loss, Dr. Gupta often integrates mindfulness training into weight-loss plans to help patients address unhealthy eating habits. It can play an important role in helping you lose weight alongside nutritional counseling, exercise, and obesity medications. However, that’s far from the only benefit of mindfulness training. 

While mindfulness training can change your relationship with food for the better, you can also apply it to other areas of life. The principles and techniques you learn with mindfulness training can also help you manage:

  • Stress 
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Even diseases like diabetes can see indirect improvements from mindfulness training. It can help you change your diet and habits to better manage the disease and symptoms.

To learn more about mindfulness training and how it can apply to your life, call Mindful Weight Loss or request an appointment online today.