I didn’t post yesterday, just didn’t keep track.
Today, I was in a shop that sells books (one could even go so far as to call it a bookshop), and I came across Paul McKenna claiming that “I Can Make You Thin”.
I bought it (and another book, it was BOGOHP).
I went home, sat down, ironically with three (not one, not two, but all three) chocolate desserts (they were light ones!) and read it.
So Paul’s method is basically this:
- Eat when you are hungry, and only then
- Eat whatever you like
- Eat slowly, conciously and savour every bite
- Stop eating when you’re full (step 3 needing to be slow enough to allow this to work…)
The rest of the book was about why. Why the brain is conditioned to desire things you’re not allowing yourself to eat. Why willpower isn’t working. Why thin people think thin. etc. It echoed the Horizon programme. About why diets and ‘the food police’ (or indeed, this confessional!), doesn’t work long term, because you still have the same thinking.
The book also contained some hints, such as train your brain to not clear the plate. ALWAYS leave something, see point 4.
Also, some methods to change thought behaviour, and also, the obligatory CD for him to reprogramme you as you fall asleep.
He points out you don’t have to believe it will work, you just have to do it, and if you do any one thing from the whole programme, it’s point 3: eat slowly.
He recommends always eating with no other distractions, no telly, nothing to read, nothing to listen to. Focus entirely on what you are doing, put the cutlery (or the food) down between each mouthful, only pick it up again when your mouth is empty and you’re still hungry.
I’ve got to go now, Paul is waiting in bed for me.