Meditation is a useful tool for managing stress, cravings and achieving permanent weight loss. Through actively calming the mind and body, meditation can reduce the stress hormones that contribute to weight gain. Additionally, the practice of meditation allows you to train your brain to better manage urges and cravings.  Meditation also allows you to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions that drive actions and inevitably your results. During this podcast Dr. Vaughn will discuss the practice of meditation, the physiological effects on the body, the meditation mindset and recommendations for how to get started.