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Old 09-01-2012, 16:39   #21
 
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This is a video of a simple method to control HUNGER instead of eating. It's not crackpot; but rather a simple, natural FOUNDATION for a diet.

I stumbled on it a couple of years ago and have used it as the basis of my diet. In about 16-18 weeks, I lost 50 lbs (and have kept if off), brought all my lipids into excellent from horrendous, and improved my blood sugar. I am not small: 5'10", 200 lbs.

My present listings are from not following my diet and other issues related to transitioning medical plans...read ran out of meds.

1) The signal for hunger and thirst are the same. But we tend to eat, rather than quench the thirst. This causes over eating.

2) So when we feel "hungry," we should first try to drink some water. If still hungry, then we need other nutrients. Then we should eat something.

3) When we eat, we should try to avoid sugar, fat, and salt. But not because of what each could do down the line to our health, but simply because those three items cause us to over eat. They do that by circumventing our body's natural "switch" to tell us that we are full.

Not in video: That is very much like cocaine. Cocaine is the one drug that the more consumed the higher the craving. Other drugs will give some relief to the cravings, if only temporary. Cocaine doesn't.

I'm am naturally not very hungry and am able to be satisfied with relatively small meals because I stop eating when I'm full. But if I don't follow it, I'll eat a big bag of potato chips, meal or anything else I'm not supposed to be eating.

As far as what you want to eat, that's up to you. The less of sugar, fat, and salt you consume the better your hunger control. It doesn't get any simpler. But it ain't easy. Until I got used to taste, everything tasted like cardboard.


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Thanks much for the synopsis Ray!

For me, what reduced my cravings was eliminating not just sugar but most carbs (veggies and nuts excepted), and what sealed the deal was increasing my fat.

Just goes to show - different strokes. A high-fat diet (without carbs) is golden in terms of hunger for me - finally lost it!

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Great, Moon! I'm glad you found your method.

The video is what worked for me in controlling hunger. Then it was simpler to figure out what I should and should not eat. I like it because it's real simple.

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Water doesn't fill the stomach up for long. Trickles through quite rapidly. It's a distraction, that's all. If you're sipping water chances are you're not eating chocolate. Being well-hydrated is a smart move for good health and it helps weight loss by giving your digestion a helping hand processing your food.

I don't know that it should make you feel more hungry, however, unless you drink it cold and that makes you feel like eating. If it does, try drinking it warm.... much easier on the digestion.

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