Saturday, October 06, 2012
I have just finished reading Paul McKenna's ''I Can Make You Thin" It appealed to me tremendously on first reading, and I loved the CD that came with the book. The idea that no foods were off limits and one can eat what one likes when one likes sounded SO very liberating. However, his main golden rule, to eat only when truly hungry, is a non-starter for me at present. Having spent so many years eating from what was obviously emotional hunger of one sort or another rather than REAL physical hunger I do not trust myself enough to abandon what I've been doing here on Spark People. I understand (intellectually) how to differentiate between the two types of hunger but when it comes down to it I don't think I have enough will power (even though McKenna says its nothing to do with will power) to resist eating when emotional hunger occurs. I am not going to jeopordise the weight loss progress I've achieved so far on Spark. So I am going to plod on with what I'm doing, tracking my calories, daily walking and enjoying my life. When (and its when, not if) I reach my goal weight, that's when I might re-read McKenna's book and have a go at maintaining my goal weight with his ideas.