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The 15 Minute Rule

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Friday, September 27, 2013

The 15 Minute Rule

She was a vibrant picture of health and an inspiring speaker. The audience was stunned to see a slide of her when she was morbidly obese. She had lost 125 pounds. She spoke about how diet and exercise saved her life. During the question-and-answer session, a middle-aged man asked her what she did when she wanted to go off her diet and when she didn't feel like exercising.

"Let me tell you one of my secrets," she said. "I call it 'The 15-Minute Rule.' When I crave something I shouldn't eat, I tell myself, 'I CAN eat that, but I have to wait 15 minutes.' Invariably, something happens in that 15 minutes to get my mind off food. I get a call, I get an e-mail, or someone stops by to visit. Sometimes, believe it or not, nothing happens, but the craving goes away on its own anyway.

"As for exercise, whenever I don't want to work out, I have a little negotiation session with myself. I tell myself that I'll work out for 15 minutes and then I'll renegotiate. Ninety percent of the time, that 15 minutes of activity breaks down my resistance. But there have been a few times when I've walked out of the gym after just 15 minutes.

"So the next time you're confronted with a huge project, a mundane task, a craving, or whatever--try the 15-Minute Rule."

by Rob Gilbert
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COMPCHIC52 6/21/2014 12:32AM

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IMAVISION 5/14/2014 7:34PM

    I shall enjoy putting it to use.

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God bless!

Ima

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NOTSPEEDY 4/1/2014 9:15PM

    This is just what I need right now. Thanks for sharing.

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KIM22211 3/9/2014 9:02AM

    I read this and implemented it yesterday and yes it worked!

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MUMSKI 3/4/2014 9:22AM

    Love this idea, will give it a try!

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I_AM_MARIE 2/22/2014 8:42AM

  always good advice


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TIGER_LILY_613 2/4/2014 11:44PM

    Great advice. Thank you.

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SETTIMIA 2/4/2014 9:30PM

    that is brilliant, I think I need to practice this 15 minute rule

thank you for commenting on my blog

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RR1_RR1 1/27/2014 12:57PM

    Thanks for the motivation on my blog. This is a good one! I'm forcing myself to workout in the morning from now on, because otherwise I find I talk myself out of it as the day goes on and if I just wake up and do it- its done.

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CINDYCHARLENE 1/24/2014 4:14PM

    Really, really good advice. Thank you for the post. I will try that.
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SETTIMIA 1/16/2014 1:18AM

    So true, thank you for enquiring how I am on my page. Was feeling a bit down but feel better thank you. hope you are well

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TRANSFORM-ABBY 1/5/2014 3:38PM

    Very excellent advice. Thanks. emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 12/31/2013 1:23PM

    Love this 15 minute rule.

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ROYALMAMMA3 12/17/2013 8:57AM

    Thank you for this! I love this 15 minute rule. emoticon
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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/15/2013 8:44AM

    Glad you enjoy it, and hope you find results that you like.

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JAE_HENNINGTON1 12/15/2013 8:43AM

  I love this..I am going to start using this right away

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GRAMPIAN 11/21/2013 6:12AM

  Good idea. emoticon

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MONTREAL12 10/27/2013 10:48AM

  Thank-you for a great idea; kind of sad that I lack the discipline, motivation and conviction to "just do it"; however, I appreciate any idea that helps and I think that yours will do just that! emoticon

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GINGER_BEAR 10/6/2013 4:40PM

    I am storing this in my memory bank for future reference. emoticon very much!

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NEWVINE 10/6/2013 3:40PM

   
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PATTIEMCD 10/4/2013 5:44PM

    This works for cigarettes toooooo !!
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MESEATURTLE 10/4/2013 11:45AM

    I had read your blog a couple of days ago...
Today....I ate an healthy dinner and a little voice in my head was urging me to go scoop out some Nutella...
I remembered your blog and tried the 15 minute rule!
Here i am and hour later with the craving gone!!!
Thank u !!!!

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OFFICECHIK 10/3/2013 11:54AM

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HERE2BME 10/3/2013 8:34AM

    I am doing this!

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1DRWOMAN 10/3/2013 6:11AM

    Love it!

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PENSTRIXIE 10/2/2013 3:09PM

  I love this Idea. Have just started attempting to cut back on my food intake. Really difficult to pass on snacks. This 15 minute rule may be just what I need.

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KIPPER15 10/1/2013 9:05PM

    This is a rule I need to try. emoticon

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PRESBESS 10/1/2013 12:59PM

    Excellent!
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IMAGINE46 10/1/2013 12:25PM

  emoticon This is definitely doable!

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FIRECOM 10/1/2013 11:16AM

    I had never thought of this very common sense approach, but I can guarantee you that I will be using the 15 SECOND RULE. Thank you

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GBSLIM 10/1/2013 8:45AM

    emoticon for sharing. This sounds like great advice and doable.

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GRACILU 10/1/2013 7:59AM

    Great idea. Thanks.

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K1TT3N 10/1/2013 12:31AM

    i love this .... will be trying this ... Thanks so much for sharing

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CECILETESSIER 9/30/2013 8:53PM

  This is the best advice I've heard in a very long time. I shall try to remember it and use it. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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PFARRAR65 9/30/2013 7:54PM

    I like this rule and am gonna try to remember the rule and use it as often as I need. Thanks. emoticon

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BLINGQUEEN:O) 9/30/2013 2:02PM

    I am going to try this the next time I am tempted to overeat!

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DIETER27 9/30/2013 12:30PM

  done this and believe me it works !

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SUSIEMT 9/30/2013 11:59AM

    Words to live by!

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SCRAPBECCA 9/30/2013 11:14AM

    I like it, 15 minutes is doable and like you, those 15 minutes will probably make a difference. emoticon

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MAJORLIE 9/30/2013 11:01AM

    Okay!!!! Good idea.

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