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"A study found that achieving 'a sense of detachment' through mindfulness mediation can reduce cravings. The Canadian researchers say identifying and distancing oneself from certain thoughts - without judging them - weakens chocolate cravings among people with a sweet tooth.
‘There is now good evidence that mindfulness strategies generally work at managing food cravings, but we don't yet know what aspect of mindfulness and what mechanisms are responsible for these effects. This is what motivated this research,’ said lead study author Julien Lacaille, a psychologist at McGill University in Quebec.
‘They developed less intense cravings for chocolate because they now perceived it as generally less desirable,’ Mr Lacaille said. ‘Something we can all take away from this study is that we are not our thoughts and that we can take control over our thoughts in a relatively short period,’ added Patrick Williams, a postdoctoral researcher and psychologist at the University of Chicago who not involved in the study, told Reuters Health."