Golden Rules

4 Golden Rules – Early Morning Of Day Two

After watching I Can Make You Thin With Paul McKenna Sunday, I started following the 4 Golden Rules yesterday –

As a reminder, here are the four rules – with links to Paul’s website –

1. When You Are Hungry, Eat

I had four ‘meals’ yesterday. I was never ‘really, really’ hungry – but I did feel like eating. I ate at 10, 2, 6, and 10.

2. Eat What You Want, Not What You Think You Should

For supper, I wanted a steak. So, I went ‘big-time’ and purchased some fillets. I grilled them with a little salt and pepper. After bringing them inside, I cut one in ‘half’ and put about 4 ounces on my plate. I also had a small portion of potatoes and some corn. Read rule 3 for what happened next! Here’s a hint… It was amazing.

3. Eat Consciously And Enjoy Every Mouthful

The idea for this rule is that you ‘think’ about what you are eating – and that you eat slowly. So, at each of my meals, and especially for the meal where I had the steak, I would take a bite of food, and slowly chew it. After swallowing, I would simply ‘sit-there’ for about 45 seconds. And, amazingly, after 10 minutes, 8 bites, and 2/3 of the steak, I was FULL. I’m telling you – under ‘normal’ circumstances, I’m eating that much steak in 3 bites and I’m ‘starving’ for more. But, with this plan, my stomach, apparently, has a chance to tell my brain – hey, I’m cool – and then I can just stop eating.

4. When You Think You Are Full, Stop Eating

Later, I felt a little ‘hungry’ – not starving, but I felt like I wanted something to eat. I drank a glass of water and then I fixed a plate of chips and salsa. I used ‘rule 3’ and – after eating EIGHT bite-sized chips – I was full.

So far – and I realize that it’s only 1 day – I’m LOVING this program.Click here to read my summary post about the 4 Golden Rules

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2 thoughts on “4 Golden Rules – Early Morning Of Day Two

  1. I’ve started McKenna’s plan too. So far, I’m finding that I eat about half of what I was eating. Today I opted for a slightly higher-calorie-density sandwich but only half the size of the one I usually eat, and ate 1/4 of the dessert I’ve been eating. When I was hungry 5 hours later, I ate the other half of yesterday’s cookie. So, I still got the cookie — it was just a bit delayed.

    I’m having a really hard time deciding when I’m full, though. I have to remind myself that I CAN EAT AGAIN if I’m hungry later. I also have to remember that if I’m savoring each mouthful, I’m not being “cheated” by not getting to finish the whole thing on my plate — in fact, I’m experiencing more of it than if I swallowed it whole as usual!

  2. My wife and I have started on McKenna’s plan today. For lunch we met at McDonald’s with the intention of starting out with a big test. We would both be in a hurry and we would have kids with us. I ordered the 10 piece nuggets meal and normally I would have eaten all of it, the fries, and then finish off my wife’s fries. Following the 4 rules, I was only able to eat 5 of the nuggets and about half of the fries and I still feel as though I have over eaten. We are very excited to continue too!

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