After completing the assessment and controlling for other lifestyle variables, like age, sex, and smoking, the study authors compared the participants' test scores with their body fat and weight measurements.
By now, you know that being tuned into your body while you're eating can impact how much you eat and help you lose weight. Though this study backs up that theory, it's worth noting that the findings are still correlational, so they don't prove causation. The authors say that more research needs to be done to find out how and why being on top of your awareness game can help you lose weight and keep it off.
In the meantime, check out the five ways you can become a more mindful eater and how that strategy helped this woman drop 15 pounds.
The article "People with This Trait Have Smaller Hips and Bellies" originally ran on WomensHealth.com.