Many of you have kept a food diary, diligently tracking every morsel that goes in your mouth. And research shows that writing down your food does in fact contribute to weight loss success.
The problem with the food diary is that it can easily feel like a self-policing tool, actually increasing feelings of scarcity and deprivation around food, which contribute to our eventual fall off the weight loss wagon.
That’s why I created the hunger diary. By tracking your hunger levels, as well as how food makes you feel OVER TIME, you will actually be strengthening your Naturally Slender mind muscle.
The key to permanent weight loss is not permanent discipline and deprivation (yuck!), but rather a permanent commitment to feeling good in your body, not just for the minute or two that the food is in your mouth, but for the two or three hours that the food is “sitting with you” in your belly and digestive system.
For more on this, listen to Inside Out Weight Loss episodes 7 and 8 on the Naturally Slender Eating Strategy, as well as 87 on the Pleasure Point Game.
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