Sunday, March 16, 2008

Four Golden Rules

Tonight I watched a new show on The Learning Channel which is guaranteed to help anyone lose weight. Hey, I'm game to give it a try. No cost. Nothing to buy.


This first night focused on the four golden rules:
1. When you are hungry, eat.
2. Eat what you want.
3. Eat consciously.
4. When you are full, stop!

This isn't a diet. It's a mindset. It's getting tuned into your body. So, first step is to not deprive yourself. When you're hungry, then you should eat, and you should eat what you want, not low fat, diet foods that you may hate. Eat anything that you like. The key is to eat without distractions--no television, no radio, no reading. Take a bite. Put your fork and knife down. Chew your food twenty times. When your stomach tells you that you are full, then stop eating. At first you may not know when you are full. To get in touch with this feeling, try closing your eyes while you eat and "listen" to your body. Your stomach will signal when it is full. Stop! If you are hungry ten minutes later, eat.

Depriving your body of food slows your metabolism and leads to binge eating.

Next week, we will learn how to stop those cravings permanently. I can't wait. For this week, I will do what he has instructed. I'm not depriving myself of pizza any longer.

If you are interested in watching this show, it is on The Learning Channel at 9pm on Sunday night.

Thanks for stopping by!

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