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I’ve struggled with my weight in the 20 years since I left school. I knew how to stop getting morbidly obese, I did this by educating myself about what foods make you put on weight. But in recent years my job has become less and less physical and have really struggled to stop the weight creeping up. I needed a certain amount of food throughout the day (or so I thought) and I only had a certain amount of time for exercise. The result was my weight going up half a stone each year.
This book and DVD have been simply life-changing for me. The CD is good as well. I didn't finish the book, I only read the first half which is the most important bit. The results have been outstanding – 8 pounds lost in less than 3 weeks. I feel better – I feel like a different person – and I look different. I need to go down a size in jeans soon. The book teaches that there will always be enough food about, you don’t have to finish everything on your plate, and it does not help the starving children in Africa if you eat every last bit of food that you are served. It teaches you that you have most likely always been eating past the point at which your body is satisfied, but you carry on eating for a wide range of complex reasons.
I now eat less than my children who are 4, 7 & 10! But I am never hungry. I am not eating as ‘healthily’ as I was. I am eating what I want, this is one of the main rules. The rule that I think works the most is to Eat Consciously. We so often eat whilst watching telly, looking at a computer or ipad or whilst driving etc. I only eat now, I don’t do anything else at the same time. I have a ‘time’ for food. And I’ve fallen (back) in love with food.
I cooked a recipe from a dieting book today and I didn’t enjoy it at all. It made me feel miserable. And now I know that dieting and eating foods and recipes that I didn’t genuinely enjoy just made me miserable. I love cooking now, and I know that I am in control of food instead of food being in control of me. I go to McDonalds with the family now and have a small hamburger with a few chips. This is all I need and I enjoy it. If we went to McDonalds before I’d moan about it and I’d think well what the hell I’m in a place where I’m eating ‘naughty’ food so I might as well go nuts. I’d have a large quarter pounder meal and then go back for something else. Then I’d go home feeling miserable because I’d been out and been naughty at McDonalds! I probably eat slightly more often than I did, but when I have a meal I probably eat about half of what I did. I really can’t imagine where I used to put it all!
The best thing about this new way of eating and of living is that I can’t imagine ever going back to how I was before. I enjoy what I eat and I eat exactly what I want instead of what I think I should eat. Thanks Paul!