Did I hear you say that all the ca-ra-zy diets you’ve tried aren’t working???
Giiiirl, I hear you!
And I bet they’re making you feel even more miserable than the extra pounds you’ve been trying so hard to lose?
Are you one of those people who has tried just about EVERYTHING under the sun to lose weight—you name it—I’m talking Atkins, macrobiotic, paleo, gluten-free, fruititarian, vegan, pescetarian….?
Are you feeling so frustrated by your weight loss efforts that you want to make a huge bonfire in your backyard and burn all your diet books?
If this sounds like you, then you are in the right place… WELCOME!
I am here to let you know that there is another WAY of eating where you can lose the weight without the suffering. Take a deep breath and I’ll say it again… you don’t have to suffer anymore to lose weight!
Don’t believe me?
Then close your eyes and try to imagine a way of eating that involves no calorie counting, no restricting, no bingeing, no starving, no forbidding, no eliminating and no weighing your food!
Can you imagine a WAY of eating where you can still eat everything (yes, I said everything) you WANT to eat while maintaining a positive sense of being in CONTROL?
But before I let you in on this amazing GIFT I have to offer you, I’m wondering if you’ve ever heard of something called the Cephalic Phase Digestive Response or CPDR?
Well just in case this is new to you, this is what CPDR is and this is how it works:
CPDR simply put means that the thought, sight and smell of food stimulates gastric secretions in your gut to prepare for the digestion of food even before you have taken your first bite.
What this means for you is that much of the pleasure of eating is derived from your anticipation of the sensations, textures and flavors of food.
In fact, researchers have estimated that as much as 30-40% of your digestive response to a meal is due to CPDR! (That’s before you’ve even taken your first bite!)
The reason being that the way your brain works is that it must experience this pleasure and satisfaction from the thought of food even before eating in order to signal to your body to stimulate digestive juices.
BUT here’s the catch… if you eat too fast or absentmindedly, you brain will interpret this culinary experience as unsatisfying and you will therefore be left feeling hungry—even if you have eaten a full meal!
Basically, the more AWARENESS and PRESENCE you bring to each meal, the LESS you’ll need to eat.
And vice versa, the less AWARENESS and PRESENCE you bring to each meal, the MORE you’ll need to eat.
Isn’t that just amazing?
I knew you’d think so!
So let’s move on to the ONE THING you can do to lose weight successfully without the suffering, shall we?
And just so you know:
- It will only take you 20 minutes at most
- It doesn’t cost you a cent
- It doesn’t require any willpower or motivation
- You will lose weight without changing anything you eat
Here it is…introducing…
“The 20-Minute Meal Method”
The 20-Minute Meal Method means an end to a lifetime of failed dieting and the beginning of a NEW and PLEASURABLE way of eating that you have only ever dreamed of before!
To get started, all you will need to do
The 20-Minute Meal every day is….
1. A clock or timer somewhere in sight
2. A pen
3. A special meal journal
Let’s learn how it works:
What to Eat.
Eat. Anything. You. Want.
(Double head-turn!!!) What did you say? Are you serious? Too good to be true! No way!
Yes, I’m dead serious! Read on to find out why…
Remember earlier when I explained about the amazing benefits of CPDR, well now it’s time to take a good look at why weight loss is less about WHAT you eat and more about HOW you eat.
I’ll mention it again, just in case you didn’t believe me the first time…
our minds want to experience the pleasure of eating (the process) and not just the aftermath of being full (the result).
Just like in other areas of life when you are too focused on the result and forget to smell the roses (or the roast potatoes with sprigs of rosemary) or to feel the grass beneath your bare feet (or the crunch of the balsamic-infused romaine lettuce) or the wind in your hair… you get the picture…you lose out.
Food mirrors life and just as in life we know that the pleasure is in the process way more than in the end result, so it is with eating!
Which brings me to…
How to Eat.
Start with your next meal, follow these simple steps:
• Check the clock before you start your next meal
• Eat your meal at the pace you normally would
• Check the clock at the end of your meal
• Jot down how much time your entire meal took in a special meal journal
(BTW your special meal journal is NOT a food journal. It’s NOT about being “bad” or “good.” It’s about discovering whether you are taking enough time while eating your meal for your stomach to tell you what the right amount of food is for your body.)
• At your next meal, increase your meal time by 5 minutes more than your last time
• Document your meal time: when you started to feel full, your mood and your “aha!” moments in your special meal journal
• Keep repeating Step #2 with each meal until meals last at least 20 minutes
• Document each day in your special meal journal
• Note at what time during the 20-Minute Meal you feel satisfied and when you tip over to full in your special meal journal
• Make each meal for the next 7 days a 20-Minute Meal (or longer!)
• Note in your special meal journal whether you feel uncomfortably full
That’s it! Easy as pie. I didn’t even mention the word “diet” because it isn’t a diet. And I didn’t mention calories, because there is no calorie counting. So just when you had almost given up all hope… this came along!
Moving on… because remember it’s all about the PROCESS of eating, not the RESULT!
So now that you know The 20-Minute Meal Method PROCESS, let’s look at how to integrate it in your day-to-day life.
Using The 20-Minute Meal Method in your day-to-day life is super simple because:
• No one will know you’re doing it (love that!)
• You don’t have to miss out on parties or dinners with friends or loved ones
• You don’t have to postpone your vacation or travel to accommodate a “diet”
• You don’t have to restrict foods you enjoy to eat
Voila! Isn’t this just about the most amazing thing you have everheard? I think so too!