I want to ask you a question. It’s a simple question, and I promise you can answer it. There are only two possible answers. All I ask of you is to take a full 30 seconds before you answer. Consider each possible answer. Think it through carefully, and then decide what your answer is.
If you answer this question correctly, I promise that you can eat whatever food you’d like for the rest of your life, and you will get thin and stay thin. So, here is the question that could change your life…
Is your stomach half-empty or half-full?
I will give you a hint at the correct answer: All stomachs are roughly the same size whether you are obese or very thin.
How about a second hint? No matter how ravenously hungry you are when you eat, if you eat one reasonable plate of food with anything on it very slowly for at least 20 minutes, you will not be ravenously hungry anymore.
Here’s the final hint: When you wake up after eating way too much food and feeling bloated and stuffed, do you ever say “I wish I had eaten just a little bit more.”
So, what is the answer to the main question? Is your stomach half-full or half-empty? Well, the answer is for you to decide.
Weight loss tip 34 of 100: Avoid the uncomfortable feeling of fullness forever.
I will tell you this, though. If you stop eating when you feel satisfied and avoid the feeling of fullness, you will lose weight and be able to eat just about whatever you want forever.
Here are the other steps so far:
- Cut your weight loss goal in half.
- Weigh yourself every day on a digital scale.
- Self-esteem is more important than cookies and cream.
- Eat slowly! Eat very slowly!
- Eat in the sitting position only.
- Record all of your food and exercise daily in a free app like MyFitnessPal.
- The net calorie rules period, end of story.
- NEVER, ever go on a diet again. Just allow yourself to lose weight.
- Observe, learn and practice eating like a naturally thin person..
- Always leave food on your plate.
- Take a 10-minute daily mental vacation.
- Say daily affirmations.
- Create Vivid Visualizations.
- Have a line in the sand weight you never go over.
- If your weight creeps up to your line in the sand weight, COMPENSATE IMMEDIATELY.
- It is okay to be mind full or mindful when you eat. Just eat your food slowly, and do not eat too much.
- You and only you are the CEO (Chief Eating Officer) of your own body.
- Always be proud and thankful for your miraculous body no matter what the size.
- Read Skinny and Debt Free blog posts every week and lose weight and debt permanently.
- You can do anything you make up your mind to do!
- You have an abundant, unlimited supply of willpower!
- Set small, incremental one-pound goals to accomplish.
- Reward yourself immediately for reaching each one-pound goal.
- Write your own personalized weight loss plan.
- Eating less is more important in weight loss, than exercising more.
- It takes hard work, commitment and a lot of time to become skinny and debt free for life!!
- Drink plenty of water every day, but don’t spend money on bottled water—unless you live in a place with unhealthy water.
- Avoid all liquids with calories that cost money. Instead, drink plenty of water.
- Eat the first meal of the day when you get hungry. Do not call it breakfast any more.
- The first meal of the day should be whole, healthy and nutritious food of any kind.
- Eat more energy-dense foods, like fruits and vegetables, to fill your stomach and help you lose weight.
- Be totally honest with yourself if you are serious about losing weight for life.
- Multiple failures are to be expected on your way to your goal weight. Never, ever give up!
- Avoid the uncomfortable feeling of fullness forever.
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Martin Sher, Co-Founder of AmSher Compassionate Collections® is on a mission to help 5 million people lose weight and be debt free.
Martin is past president of ACA International, and author of the Collector’s Pledge — hundreds of thousands of collectors all over the world have signed this unique document committing to treat people with dignity and respect.