Health News: Mindful Eating Equals Lower Weight and Blood Sugar

Eating mindfully, or consuming food in response to physical cues of hunger and fullness, is just as effective as adhering to nutrition-based guidelines in reducing weight and blood-sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

In a comparison study of the effectiveness of the two types of behavioral interventions, participants lost about the same amount of weight—an average of between three and a half and six pounds—and lowered their long-term blood-sugar levels significantly after three months.