Originally Posted by Kiwideus
We don't have that show here, but what are the rules? I have a problem with eating all the time, when I'm reading, bored, watching tv.....the list goes on.
1. Eat when you're hungry.
This means not starving yourself until you're about to faint, but not overindulging either. Stop eating in front of the TV or comptuer (my main issue), but sit down and enjoy the food. eat each bite at least 20 times, savor each bite. enjoy the food, not just wolf it down.
2. Eat what you want.
Yes, that means pizza, chocolate, etc... he said go through your cabinets and fridge and throw out anything that you feel forced to eat because the diets and society tell you it's better for you (like those leaner frozen meals, etc). If you don't like the food, don't buy it. Say you don't like broccoli, then don't buy it. Don't force yourself to eat something you don't enjoy.
3. Eat consciously.
I touched on this under #1. 20 times, enjoy the food. What Paul suggests is for one meal, sit down and blindfold yourself. Listen to your body. It will tell you when it's had enough.
4. When you think you're full, STOP EATING
. We've all conditioned ourselves to clean our plates, etc... but we don't need to. Especially here in the US, our meals are huge. But our stomachs aren't that big... they really aren't. We've also tuned out our own bodies... we don't listen to them. the blindfold from #3 will help you listen again. Stop watching the plate, and start listening to your body.
Here's the TLC website for his show... I Can Make You Thin
And his site: McKennahttp://www.mckenna.com/
I'm starting to do it... relishing my food more... slowing down. I grew up with ten minute dinners... from sit down to get up was ten minutes... and that included talking!! I've slowed down considerably since then, but I can obviously go slower...
Sounds ridiculously simple, huh? I know... and that makes me all the more curious about it...