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        12-01-2013, 08:33 PM
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    Dr. Depak Chopra says that to lose weight, hold the index finger of the right hand against the thumb, hand turned slightly upward. As you are holding this position you are to question why you want to eat. Often it has nothing to do with hunger. Are you hungry. Do you need this food right now? Etc. This exercise is to be repeated each time before eating. The finger/thumb exercise affect a certain part of the brain that controls appetite. I was suffering an empty mind about 2 oclock (ate at noon) and was going to eat when I remembered what Chopak had said. I wound up not eating again until after 5. BTW, we're not supposed to eat any more than 2x what our hands will hold when cupped together. That's like a regular cereal bowl about 2/3 full x 2.
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        12-01-2013, 11:22 PM
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    That so great, I'm happy for you. The first week will be the hardest, but once you start you won't want to stop!

    I agree with slide, let yourself indulge. I think once a week "cheat" meals are a key to success. Because you can look forward to that one meal every week that is whatever you want to be. You don't want some foods to feel "off limits" because once they do, you crave them even more. So you can still enjoy anything you want, just in moderation and every so often!

    And of course, keep us posted. We'll be here to root you on and motivate you! :)

    This depends on the person. If you can eat those food in moderation, fine. But, ask yourself, have you been able to eat them in moderation in the past? Why would it be any different in the future?
    If they are really hard to keep in their place , if you eat one piece and then spend the next hour thinking about how much you'd lie another piece, and even sneak eating more, then the space they take up in your mind isn't worth the single piece you get to have.

    Some people CAN eat sweets in moderation. Other can't. I mean, they can, but it costs them so much psychic energy that they are practicall driven crazy by thinking about that remaining chocolate cake. It calls to them (me) and it allows you no freedom. If you CAN eat one piece, and then go on without it making itself a nuisance, calling to you, interupting and dominating your thoughts, then great! Eat it in moderation.

    But, if you can't, then consider not eating it at all.

    In weight watchers they call them red light, yellow light and green light foods. Red light foods are those that you can never eat and still have peace of mind. Those you realisitcally cannot eat in moderation. Yellow light foods are those you can eat in moderation, IF you are in the right place, mentally, such as modivated, not stressed, not eating mindlessly, not rushed and not overly hungry. And green light foods are those that never really cuase you any problem, and you eat them to enjoy and to nourish your body, in the way typical eaters eat all foods.

    Think about it. If you REALLY want to lose weight, you may want to outline your red light foods, and just NOT eat them. At all. There is so much to chose from out there, and there's enough left in yellow and green to keep you happy for a long time.
         
        12-02-2013, 12:19 AM
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    this depends on the person. If you can eat those food in moderation, fine. But, ask yourself, have you been able to eat them in moderation in the past? Why would it be any different in the future?
    If they are really hard to keep in their place , if you eat one piece and then spend the next hour thinking about how much you'd lie another piece, and even sneak eating more, then the space they take up in your mind isn't worth the single piece you get to have.

    Some people CAN eat sweets in moderation. Other can't. I mean, they can, but it costs them so much psychic energy that they are practicall driven crazy by thinking about that remaining chocolate cake. It calls to them (me) and it allows you no freedom. If you CAN eat one piece, and then go on without it making itself a nuisance, calling to you, interupting and dominating your thoughts, then great! Eat it in moderation.

    But, if you can't, then consider not eating it at all.

    In weight watchers they call them red light, yellow light and green light foods. Red light foods are those that you can never eat and still have peace of mind. Those you realisitcally cannot eat in moderation. Yellow light foods are those you can eat in moderation, IF you are in the right place, mentally, such as modivated, not stressed, not eating mindlessly, not rushed and not overly hungry. And green light foods are those that never really cuase you any problem, and you eat them to enjoy and to nourish your body, in the way typical eaters eat all foods.

    Think about it. If you REALLY want to lose weight, you may want to outline your red light foods, and just NOT eat them. At all. There is so much to chose from out there, and there's enough left in yellow and green to keep you happy for a long time.
    My husband and I are examples of this.

    I have had two bags of chocolates completely unopened for two months. One is in my desk drawer at work, one is in my car. It makes me happy just knowing they're there and that whenever I want, I can have chocolate. Eventually, I will open them. When I do, I won't even eat them all quickly. I'm weird - just HAVING some stuff is almost as good as just eating it. If it's perishable though, I don't dawdle too much on it because then it will spoil!

    My husband simply cannot have something lying around if he likes it. He feels compelled to eat it. It drives him nuts knowing I have my bags of chocolate, but I leave before he does in the morning and come home after he does at night, and he is just far too lazy to walk out there and take my baggie. LOL.
         
        12-02-2013, 12:49 AM
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    I am the same type as your husband, whereas my husband can eat half a candy bar and leave the other half by the chair or bedside for days. Just knowing that it is there makes me crazy to go and finish it, then spend more time wanting another one.
         

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