it is true. that actually having bad foods in close proximity increases food intake. they did a study on it. and found just moving it far away reduced the food intake.
i'm so sorry to hear about friends DH (what is DH ? does that stand for darling husband?) brain cancer. how sad
you can do it !! you can ! i dont know which programe you are following. but what is really helping me, is the Paul Mckenna "i can make you thin" concept.
and also the gabriel method.
i ordered both books. the gabriel method just arrived in the post today so i'm looking forward to reading that!
but what i have started to do is eat really slowly, and only eat when i am hungry!
and putting down my fork between bites. and really tasting the food and savouring it. and also making healthier choices via the gabriel method. but no food is forbidden, if i really want something i will have it. but must be hungry at the time, not emotionally hungry, but actually hungry and must eat it without any distractions.
i've stopped eating infront of the telly. and just eat my meals at the kitchen table and without the tv on, and i have found i'm eating only half of what i normally would eat! and i have to really take my time over the meal. the last meal i ate, it took me 24 minutes to eat! 1 pear, 1/2 cup of rice and 1/2 of chick peas curry. ordinarily i would have eaten triple that amount of food in 1/3rd of the time!
and you've lost 17lbs that's very impressive! you can do this. just keep taking it one day at a time
if you're interested the golden rules of "i can make you thin" programme are as follows:
4 GOLDEN RULES (Paul Mckenna)
1. When You Are Hungry, Eat
2. Eat What You Want, Not What You Think You Should
3. Eat Consciously And Enjoy Every Mouthful (eat SLOWLY, no T.V)
4. When You Think You Are Full, Stop Eating
but with rule number 2. i am combining, half of what i want, and half of healthy stuff. like for eg, i will have rice, but at the same time, eat a salad with it aswell.
Also if you're hungry, drink a glass of water, some of the time you're not really hungry but thirsty. if after awhile you are still hungry, then go ahead and eat something. a woman lost 4 stone by doing just this according to Paul Mckenna.