Slim People Can Eat What They Want and Not Gain Weight


We've all heard that, we've probably even said it a few times, but why is that?

I'm always interested in our habits and emotions around food and I study what individual people do.

At one job I had years ago, a small group of us always worked late on a Wednesday evening to meet a deadline and then went for a pizza afterwards. I would always look forward to this and 'save myself' for it by not eating too much during the day. One Wednesday early evening before we had finished, one of the group a very slim guy nipped out to get himself a burger and chips. I asked him why he was doing that when we would be going out for pizza in a couple of hours. He said "but I'm hungry now". I said "but won't it spoil your appetite later?" and he replied "well I won't probably won't have to eat later".

He didn't even eat all of his burger and chips, stopped when he was no longer hungry and thew the rest away.

I remember realising then the difference between us, I was using food as a celebration and reward and he was using it to ward off hunger and nothing else.

I would summarise then (and very generally) those slim people we are envious of eat to live and the rest of us live to eat.

Any thoughts?

When Life is not that Straightforward


Don't Say Diet's Six Simple Steps work really well when everything else in your life is going smoothly. When you just need to tweak patterns and habits to lose the weight.

However life isn't always that straight forward and when things aren't going smoothly, when we are facing complications and turning to food for comfort and allowing it to control us that is when emotional assistance and support is required. Using my own personal understanding of being overweight, NLP, mindful techniques and just plain listening on a one to one basis, Don't Say Diet helps you to get to the root of these feelings, so that you can see clearly what is happening, make those changes and lose weight for the last time.

Elasticated Waistbands - Our Downfall in Weight Gain


When I was in my late teens and early 20s, there were hardly any elasticated waistbands on outdoor clothes and I can certainly imagine I would not have wanted to wear any such item. As I have said many times, I have always had to watch my weight and been told I was chubby from being a child and so if I felt the waistband on my skirts or trousers becoming tight, I would automatically just watch what I was eating for the next few days and cut back a bit until my clothes were comfortable again which would not really take that long, it was never able to get out of control.

There were no throw away stores like Primark around and my wardrobe was probably quite limited. If I grew out of one size and into another, it would have been quite a big deal and probably quite difficult too as these waistbands where a good reminder that I was getting a bit bigger.

However as time has gone on and people are getting bigger, we have restored to wearing elasticated waistbands and leggings and therefore expanding more and more into comfort. There is no restriction and no reminder to watch the intake for a few days, it can be ignored and we can squeeze ourselves into these leggings for quite a while before we need another size up. It's a way of ignoring the fact that we are getting bigger until it's more than just a few pounds that we need to lose.

I think these have helped us to ignore weight gain.

The New Year Diet


So Christmas has come and gone and now all of the New Year's resolutions kick in, some have probably already been abandoned. A lot of people of course start diets in the new year and dread doing so because they feel they will have to deprive themselves of the things they have enjoyed over the holidays.

I find that if you have to stick to a regime which consists of eating things you don't normally eat when trying to lose weight then chances are you won't continue and when you stop, the weight will come back on. This process has driven me mad over the years and is one of the reasons I started Don't Say Diet. I was tired of the same old routine year after year. You really don't need to diet to lose weight. If diets worked then you wouldn't have to keep doing them year after year.

I have devised six simple, common sense steps that allow you to eat the same things you have always eaten, no buying and eating different food to the rest of your family and no more feeling deprived and out of control. You will be able to eat out and enjoy becoming in control of food so that you can get off the diet merry go round for good.

If you are tired of yo-yo dieting, then think about Don't Say Diet, it could change your life.

My Christmas Gift To You


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Merry Christmas everyone!