I’ve tried the Paul McKenna “I Can Make You Thin…” approach before. Well, when I say tried, I actually mean I started it, thought about it for a few days, listened to the CDs and then felt guilty for a few days after that I’d yet again abandoned a weight loss technique whilst bemoaning the fact that I am so fat*!
I know I’m not going to get healthier by continuing down the path I’m on. Recent chats with health professionals and loved ones has just highlighted that I need to take better care of my health. Genetics may well go against me, but that’s not an excuse to sit back and just accept a future of being unhealthy.
For those who don’t know me, I’m a “curvy” girl. In other words, without softening the blow against myself, I’m heavily overweight. I don’t have any issue with anyone who is the same as me – or average, or underweight for that matter – and the “Real Women have…” phrases irk me so much that there’s a whole other blog post on that – but personally, I’m not happy in myself, and that’s why I want to change.
So now I’ve set some of my personal backgrond, onto Paul McKenna. I study NLP myself, so the techniques he uses really interest me and I buy into the concept. I’m starting the system again today, using the basic four principles of the technique (all of which fly in the face of traditional “dieting”)…so for the next 30 days (at least) I’m going to:
1) Only eat when I’m hungry
2) Eat what I want
3) Eat consciously, chew 20 times
4) Stop when I’m full and leave food on my plate
Having read this technique a good number of years ago, the golden rules above have changed very slightly but still essentially mean the same thing: no food is bad, as long as you’re really hungry and you stop eating when you’re full. Sounds simple, right?
I’ll likely blog about this again in the future, to track in a way how I’m doing with it but I don’t want to give it too much ‘attention’ – I’m trying to normalise this as the way I deal with food, rather than treat it like a diet. I want this year to be the year I start listening to my body more – slow life down, be good to myself and get healthier.
*low self-esteem brain’s words there!