March 17, 2008
I Can Make You Thin
Did anyone tune into the new reality show on TLC? Paul McKenna, a self-claimed weight loss guru, uses accessible techniques that focus on controlling the mind’s relationship with food. Every week on the show, he will cover a major theme such as emotional eating, addictions and cravings, motivation to exercise and metabolism, and self esteem and self-image. He has “4 Golden Rules” which turned out to be concepts I teach to my patients as well.
Th 4 Golden Rules
#1 Eat when you are hungry (starving on a “diet” doesn’t work)
#2 Eat what you want, not what you think you should (there are no forbidden foods)
#3 Eat consciously, enjoy each mouthful (put your knife and fork down between bites and do not eat while reading, talking on the phone, watching tv, etc.)
#4 Stop eating when you are full (Tune into your satiety feelings)
We’ll see how the show progresses…
Posted by Lisa at March 17, 2008 9:12 AM
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