Here is a short synopsis of the positive effects that have been observed through the MBEAT courses whatever the socio-economic origin of participants :
- Decrease in binge eating
- Moderate weight loss in the programme and 3 months afterwards. Studies must still be carried out to analyse the long term benefits of the programme on weight loss. However, food behaviour may lead to weight gain. MB-EAT does not have for objective weight-loss, but incorporating mindful changes in daily life in a sustainable way could be the answer to improved and sustainable management of weight.
- Promotion of self-regulation of mood and behaviour with increase in the perception of taste, satiety¤, fullness$ and pleasure
- The programme offers people with diabetes greater choices in meeting their self-management needs and goals, and can effectively complement necessary diabetes education and awareness.
- Physiological improvements have been noted.
- Increase pleasure in life generally and, to different degrees, spirituality*, the sense of life, flexibility, self-compassion and tolerance to stress
- Healthier nutritional choices. MB-EAT could be an efficient prevention tool in private and public sectors.
- A recent study demonstrated that the tools taught in MB-EAT were responsable for 53 % to affecting emotional eating, 69 % to uncontrolled eating and 14 % to energy dense food consumption. This study demonstrates a higher efficacy for dealing with these affects through well tailored Mindful Eating Courses than Mindfulness alone.
Eventhough MB-EAT has been researched now for 20 years research must go on to answer unanswered questions, study its effects in long term in order to continue improving our methods.
*No spiritual orientation is given in the course
$How full your stomach is
¤In terms of satisfaction