Eat yogurt with a knife and other tips Dr. Phil forgot

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dr. Phil came out with a weight loss book more than a few years ago, and for no reason other than I needed something to distract me from watching the numbers on the elliptical trainer, I opened it up and began reading.

"Replace emotional eating with habits that prevent unhealthy eating." Sounds good. A few cigarettes in place of the family size Captain Crunch late-night nosh works every time.

"Exercise as a matter of habit." I love Dr. Phil - don't get me wrong - but really? I'm at the gym at 4:30 a.m. in gym clothes that I slept in so I wouldn't skip going and this is the best you've got? Note to self: Google "Guerrilla warfare tactics on losing weight after 50."

I don't know about you, but it seems once I turned 50 the weight no longer comes off like it used to. I have to fight for every .001th of a pound that comes off. Stuff like putting my food on a smaller plate to trick me into thinking I'm eating more - that might have worked 20 years ago, but not today.

"Try eating with a smaller spoon." Dr. Phil, please. I've tried eating yogurt with chop sticks to lose weight. All that did was make me really good with a pair of sticks.

So this morning while packing my 60-calorie Carbmaster yogurt and 110-calorie string cheese for lunch, I had forgotten all about Dr. Phil until I reached in the pantry for a plastic spoon and remembered what he said about smaller spoons. No spoons, but plenty of plastic knives.

I packed the knife and am now eating yogurt with it, and guess what? It works! It's darn near impossible not to pay attention to every bite when it's wobbling at the end of a knife.

Note to self: Next time you eat yogurt with a plastic knife, watch out for the serrated edge and bring an extra napkin.
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    Thanks. I will give this a try hoping it will remain me to pay more attention to the amount I'm putting in my mouth.
    2256 days ago
    Very funny! Thanks for making me smile. I think you may be on to something there. I will try the knife trick when I eat my sugar-free pudding cup for dessert.

    Best wishes!
    2408 days ago
    LOL - this is great! I almost got a visual! Thanks for the chuckle with a very important message! Today, I'm getting a knife with my yogurt (and an extra napkin)!!
    Cheers to a great Monday!
    2409 days ago
    Bahahahahahaahahahaha!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2409 days ago
    Love the blog!
    made me laugh in a few spots

    you can do this
    you will do this
    just make sure you have a good supply of plastic knives lol
    2409 days ago
    HAHA! "All that did was make me really good with a pair of sticks." Thanks for the great read this morning. I may have to try the idea of eating off of a knife. Will help me slow down while I eat and limit my per/bite intake. :D
    2409 days ago
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