OK well maybe I can’t, but Paul Mckenna can. I have been watching a new 5 week TV series called “I can make you thin” on TLC and it totally rocks. The stuff he teaches, isn’t rocket science, but the way he presents it makes all the difference. I started doing it hand in hand with WW and have seen a huge difference. The difference is mostly in how I feel. I feel healthier, and lighter if that makes sense.
His diet, isn’t really a diet it’s a way of life (much like WW). To be thin, you need to think and act like naturally thin people do. Naturally thin people eat cheese, and chocolate, and everything else they love, they just don’t eat it to excess. He has 4 simple rules, and if you stick to them he swears you will loose weight. Here are his rules
- When you are hungry, eat. If you put off eating your metabolism slows down.
- Eat what you want. He really means eat what you want. If you are eating something because you think you should then throw it out. Only eat what inspires you.
- Eat slowly, very slowly. If there is a catch this would be it. He wants you to take a bite, put your fork down, and chew and enjoy the food. Eating should be enjoyable an un-distracted.
- When you feel full quit. As you eat slowly, listen to what your body is telling you, and stop eating when you start to feel full. He says on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being not hungry, and 10 being about to pass out you should eat when you feel like a 4 and stop at 7. This dramatically cuts back the amount you eat. You are still eating things you enjoy just not to excess (like WW). Paul points out the fact that we are not living in a time were food is hard to get, so if you feel like you are done eating, and find yourself hungry in 15 minutes, then go eat again. It’s not like we don’t have food available just about anytime we want it.
Most of us come from a “clean you plate” mentality, we are to worried about “wasting” food. The thing we need to realise is the moment the food is cooked, its wasted. You can leave it on your plate, or leave it on your butt, whatever you want.
After trying this for a few weeks, I have found that my taste for food is changing. When I take the time to taste what I’m eating I have found that things I thought I liked, I really don’t. I have also found foods that I now LOVE, like snap peas.
TLC has been playing these show in rerun, but I do suggest watching them in order. If you can Tivo them I would.
Has anyone else found something that is really working for them?