I’ve been following Paul McKenna’s I Will Make You Thin 4 Golden Rules for 12 days. I’ve lost 10 pounds! Here’s how –
I eat when I am hungry (and, only when I am hungry). I don’t care if it is 10 in the morning or 10 in the evening, when I am hungry, I eat.
I eat what I want to eat (and, only what I want to eat). If I want steak, I eat steak. If I want peanut butter, I eat peanut butter. If I want an apple, I eat and apple. I eat what I want, when I want.
I eat consciously, thinking about each and every bite, tasting every molecule. I chew very, very slowly and I imagine the food moving from my mouth into my stomach, satisfying my cravings and energizing my body. While eating, I drink a large glass or water (or, two large glasses of water). My goals? I want to eat what I like, but I do not want to overindulge. I remind myself, over and over, that this I am not eating my ‘last meal’. I can eat small, satisfying meals, with the knowledge that, when I’m hungry again, I can eat again.
I eat until I am full and then I stop eating. I stand up from the table. I either put the leftovers in the refrigerator or I throw them away. Then, I find something to do. Lately, I’ve been jogging. I never allow myself to feel ‘stuffed’, just ‘satisfied’.
A few tips –
When eating, I never watch television or read. I sit, at a table, and spend my time eating and, occasionally, praying. I really focus on the food. Amazingly, after just a few bites, I begin to feel satisfied. A few more bites, and I’m full.
Drinking water is very, very important. I drink several large glasses per day. I notice that when I am drinking water, I have fewer cravings.
One note –
I realize that I probably shouldn’t weigh myself every day, but, come on, when you’ve struggled for as long as I have, you NEED to see those numbers going backwards!
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