You dont have to kill yourself: the secret to a successful diet plan

So why is it that dieting seems to work for everyone else but you? Do others who succeed have a greater degree of will power to resist those candies, cakes and pizzas? Or is it because you love your food too much? Well if that’s the case then here’s a proven technique that will reduce your favorite-but-unhealthy food intake…

And the technique is- pick up the tantalizing food on the table and eat it! Oh, and count every morsel you take in. I call it the bournville technique… Remember the bournville commercials that told you the precise steps to eat a bournville? No? Have a look:

So “You don’t just gobble up a bournville… you take your time with it.” Do that with all your sin-foods! A report from Journal of Consumer research says that consumers who successfully control their diets are those who eat fewer unhealthy foods because they are satisfied sooner. And the key to getting satisfied sooner is to pay close attention to the food you eat.

In an interesting study, volunteers were asked to pick either a healthy or an unhealthy snack. Some of the consumers were asked to count the number of times they swallowed while eating the snack. Those who counted as they swallowed were satisfied more quickly irrespective of their level of self control. This reminds me of mindful eating which is a great stress reliever. With this method you get eat your most favorite-but-unhealthy food without compromising on your diet! Plus, as you eat the cake slowly bite by bite, you get de-stressed too…

Seems like a great way to diet and lose weight. But be careful when to apply this “counting food” technique. If monitoring your loved food would make you eat it less then logically the same applies to the food you don’t like too! Focusing on the quantity of tasteless but healthy foods will be a really bad idea. So the secret is- knowing when to monitor your eating.

Finally, here’s a simple guide to mindful eating which according to many researches is good for our health:

Research report: http://bit.ly/QVND05

Feature image: http://bit.ly/aOTqNK

 

 

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An Electronics and Telecom engineer, Divya brings in an engineer’s perspective to writing. Her tech articles are all about latest technologies and researches and the possibilities they spell for us as the consumers. One who listens more than she talks, Divya feels her writing does the talking. A harry potter fan, she enjoys reading and travelling- monsoon treks being a favorite.

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An Electronics and Telecom engineer, Divya brings in an engineer's perspective to writing. Her tech articles are all about latest technologies and researches and the possibilities they spell for us as the consumers. One who listens more than she talks, Divya feels her writing does the talking. A harry potter fan, she enjoys reading and travelling- monsoon treks being a favorite.
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