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Devious, Ingenious, Desperate Strategies for Weight Loss

Dec 26, 2007
It's official: I declare it an Herculean task to attempt to diet (or even just limit the damage) during the holiday season. Another day, another party. It seems my life consists of an endless round of social gatherings characterised by endless amounts of irresistible temptations of the food and drink category.

In desperation, I have devised some new strategies for weight loss. One of them is actually relatively effective, although it does cause a few raised eyebrows. I have decided to have some of whatever I feel like, but only have a couple of bites of each temptation. Anyway, most of the taste is in the first to bite, thereafter eating is a mechanical process.

Many of us are brought up from childhood where we have been told they we are not allowed to leave the table until we finished all the food on our plate. While this was done generally with the best intentions in mind it is not the way that we should look at eating. You don't need to eat everything that is on your plate.

So I have a bite or two of whatever is on my plate and leave the rest. I then spend at least 20 calories re-assuring my hostess that there is nothing wrong with her food; it's just that I've had enough. If you've had enough to eat you should stop whether there is more food available or not. These days there is no need to get rid of food as excess food can go into the refrigerator where you can eat it tomorrow.

Don't feel obliged to eat all the food that is placed before you when you're eating out. You should only eat to feel comfortable and not feel full. If you are constantly finding there is additional food left when you are satisfied then you need to reduce the quantities that you serve yourself. Where possible put the food on your plate that you intend to eat at any particular meal and then take that plate with the food to the table. This will encourage you to put limits on the amount of food that you will eat and is one of the most effective stategies for weight loss.

It is better to have a little less than too much.

For most people eating everything that is on their plate is a firmly ingrained habit that has been drummed into them from early childhood. Now is a good time to reverse that thought pattern and get rid of this habit. Using Self Hypnosis for Weight loss is your best option. It will help you break old habits painlessly and effortlessly. Use a customised script to maximise its effectiveness. Don't miss out on one of the greatest pleasures on earth: sharing a meal with good friends. Just eat less of everything.

You don't want to end up in Jack's shoes:
When he reached the grand old age of 88, Jack and his wife died in a car accident. He and his wife of the last 60 years were in excellent health, due to her obsession with healthy eating and exercising.

When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter took them to their mansion that had been fitted with a state-of-the-art kitchen, marble bath suite complete with Jacuzzi and power shower, pool and landscaped garden bordering the golf course.

As they "oohed and aahed" the old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost.

"It's free," Peter replied, "this is Heaven."
Next they went out back to survey the championship golf course. They would have golfing privileges everyday and each week the course changed to a new one representing the great golf courses on earth.

Jack asked, "And what are the green fees?"
Peter's replied, "This is heaven, it's free."

Next they went to the club house and saw the lavish buffet lunch with the cuisines of the world laid out.
"How much does a standard meal cost here?" asked Jack.
"Don't you understand yet? This is heaven, it is free!" Peter replied with some exasperation.

"Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol buffet?" the old man asked timidly.

Peter lectured, "That's the best part...you can eat as much as you like of whatever you like and you never get fat and you never get sick. This is Heaven."

With that the old man lost his temper, threw down his hat and stomped on it, shrieking wildly.

Peter and his wife both tried to calm him down, asking him what was wrong. The old man looked at his wife and said, "This is entirely your fault! If it weren't for your obsession with healthy living, I could have been here ten years ago!"
About the Author
Dr de Clermont is an experienced medical doctor, a certified NLP practitioner and hypnotherapist. She is the author of several weight loss articles. She firmly advocates self hypnosis for weight loss at www.hypnosis-for-diets.com. Subscribe to her Gorgeous Gourmet newsletter to get the "Secrets of Weight Loss through Hypnosis" report FREE. Her weight loss ebooks are at www.browse-ebooks.com
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