Can meditation help you lose weight?

Mindfulness is a mental state that can be achieved by focusing on an awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings. 
The practice was reserved only for 'hippy' and 'bohemian' types, but thanks to stars like Miranda Kerr and Daisy Lowe, it has become synonymous with success, fortune and, quite frankly, all things cool.
Many credit the simple form of meditation with helping them to manage daily life and even land a job - but can it help you lose weight?  Well, two women certainly think so - and they've even created a diet based around the Buddhist practice.
Patrizia Collard, a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher and stress management consultant has teamed up with Helen Stephenson, a mindfulness-based cognitive therapist, to create The Mindfulness Diet.  The duo claim their new book teaches readers how to tune into their bodies and eat the foods they really need to achieve their ideal weight.
The book blurb reads: 'Mindfulness is the new attitude to living.'

Source  - Daily Mail