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updated April 2016

As I write in my book Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – The ‘When’ Diet, it’s vital to wean yourself off sugar.

Sugar is listed as being linked with all manner of health issues, and crucially it prevents you trusting the signals of your body. It will say ‘give me sugar’ instead of ‘now I want protein/ green veg/ fish’ and will keep you being controlled by the sugar demon in your veins.

These links are here for you to keep dipping into, whenever you feel the need. Now, maybe? If you're reading this for the first time, watch this summary of the 

CNN Sixty Minutes reports from Sanjay Gupta, the famous 'most trusted guy in America', summarising WHY SUGAR RUINS YOUR HEALTH then see below for more.

One of the latest and one of the best is from RTE, featuring Professor Robert Lustig and also Damon Gameau from 'That Sugar Film'' - is on this link - especially if you buy 'low fat' food but can't understand why your weight loss has plateaued. click here to watch SUGAR CRASH and it's mentioned in a Back to you blog here.

And one of the latest youtube chats from the godfather of the anti-sugar movement, Prof Robert Lustig, Sugar pandemic , here.

All calories are NOT equal.

I began my sugar free journey by slowly giving up sugar in coffee and tea, eg a quarter of a teaspoon less each week over four weeks, giving up ‘treats’ which now seemed like insidious tricks to keep me trapped and to keep my insulin levels too high to shed fat. The next four weeks I then cut down on any sugar as an added ingredient. Within that time I lost a stone.

Hope this all helps. It’s hard, especially at first, but not impossible.

How to tell that you definitely need to cut back

-          You find yourself reaching for a dessert or sugary sweet treat regularly through the day

-          You feel you ‘have’ to end each meal with sugar

-          You tell yourself you ‘can’t’ give up sugar in coffee – ‘can’t’ means you need to

-          You KNOW you are not hungry but your thoughts go to sugar and you find yourself restless till you get some.

-          You have energy peaks then feel exhausted and rely on sweets etc as a pick-me-up.

-          You indulge at Xmas and still in early January you crave sugar again regularly

-          You can’t stop once you’ve started. It’s still not enough. It’s never enough.

You’re not ‘bad.’  It’s ok, you know, once you’ve read the below you’ll begin to understand why it’s not simply about willpower. You’re in the grip of an addiction, caused by ever more sugar in our food.

It’s been happening since the early 1900’s, and consumption exploded after WWII rationing ended. In 1982 a big mistake happened. A massive error in how they read the studies back then meant that instead of demonising sugar AND fat, it was just fat. It should have been ‘eat low sugar and eat low fat’ in order to cut health problems and encourage weight loss. Instead, sugar escaped through the net.  Food giants strove to make lower fat foods taste more palatable so piled in the sugar. Worse, a fruit sugar, fructose, began being used in a pure form. High Fructose Corn Syrup was cheap and helped keep down sugar prices. More than that it was even sweeter than ordinary table sugar, (which is half glucose and half fructose.) This is bad, because pure fructose should not be consumed without the ‘antidote,’ the fibre in the rest of the fruit. It does bad things in the only place it can be metabolised, the liver. Glucose on the other hand, can be used up in every part of the body, but we don’t need added sugar/glucose, because our body can make it from all normal foods including vegetables and complex carbs.

Starting in the liver, a third of all calories we eat as fructose are converted straight back into fat, no matter what exercise we do, no matter what deficit we create in calories and no matter how high our metabolism. (from ‘Sugar the Bitter Truth’ university lecture, see below.) Scary, right? Fructose by-passes the usual appetite-satisfying signals in the body (leptin, grehlin) and leaves us unsatiated. Fructose in the brain acts like cocaine – rats eating both were seven times more attracted to the sugar than to the cocaine. So don’t be a rat.

DON'T BE A RAT.

Simple carbohydrates (white bread, rice, potatoes, crisps, chips) are also bad but for a different reason – they keep insulin high which prevents the body going into fat burning mode.

There’s a ton of info below. DO please dip into it and make yourself aware of what’s controlling you. Get free of it, drink enough water so you’re not dehydrated, and use my Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 (TTFLS) book to help break free from food prison.

The habits of a lifetime can be changed, and it starts right here. it's as easy as watching the videos below.

if you have kids around you with bad bad teeth who drink juice, get their parents to watch this.
If you have overweight people around you who 'can't give up sugar' get them to watch this.
If you think it's normal to have sweet stuff after every meal, watch this.
If you still think low fat is the way to go, watch this.
If you drink hot drinks with ever more sugar, watch this.

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PSYCHOLOGY OF TEMPTATION

 

Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ diet This is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – if all else fails, and you still need to reach for the biscuit tin, this is how to stop it becoming a binge. FREEDOM EATING means sugar is not treasure – therefore resisting is easier.

www.debbieflint.co.uk/ttfls for general info and testimonials and pics of eg 5stone weight loss

Ebook or paperback – ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet’ – on Amazon - click here.

 

The Chimp Paradox – it’s a chimp, that part of your brain linked to being a cave man, but there are ways of dealing with it even if you currently think it can’t be controlled. Understand how to deal with it and how it can help stop self-destructive habits. Fascinating book about human behaviour.

The Chimp Paradox’ on Amazon – click here.

Gut: by Giulia Enders - another amazing resource. Examines how our microbiota in our gut is the beginning of many health issues. Genius new science. eg we have 'chubby' bacteria and how too much sugar affects our whole digestive system which affects our whole body, and our brain. Did you know we even have different bacteria if we are depressed?

Gut by Giulia Enders on Amazon - click here

 Prof Alex Richardson on omega 3 and health - click here for FAB research video clip april 2016

 

ARTICLES ONLINE

Fat burning simplified Nutrition guru Marlene Watson Tara (.com) has a hard hitting but simple to understand article about why eating simple sugars means insulin is released and having insulin in your body means the cells CANNOT shed fat. Fat Burning Simplified is here – it helped me stop reaching for sugary ‘treats’ – they’re not treats, they’re an insulin switch.

http://www.marlenewatsontara.com/fat-burning-simplifed/

 

Addicted Oreos are legal crack – so says this website – go here to see the effects of sugar on the brain and why they can be as addictive as cocaine. Isn’t it best to get off it?

http://mic.com/articles/88015/what-happens-to-your-brain-on-sugar-explained-by-science

 

Trapped If the idea of being controlled by others makes your blood boil, just look at this astonishing article about how food makers deliberately targeted the overweight consumers to make them sugar addicted and buy more. Are you one of their minions? Have they got you addicted? Read this to understand why the answer is to cut down on sugar, then rebel.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html

 

yet more research - improve kids' health in ten days - here's an October 2015 New York Times report on the latest findings from Professor Lustig and team on what happened to obese kids' health in little over a week of cutting right back on added sugars - it's amazing reading.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/cutting-sugar-improves-childrens-health-in-just-10-days/?_r=0 

 

 

VIDEOS TO WATCH ONLINE

If you’re like me, watching these iconic videos will make you WANT to stop eating the chronic poison that mucks up your metabolism and keeps you trapped –

 - Sugar the Bitter Truth –

1. the original YouTube sensation An hour and a half of a university lecture in 2004 by Professor Robert Lustig the anti-sugar campaigner who is changing the world one click at a time. I watched this FOUR times before I reduced it so much that I ate no sugar at all for a whole month, and lost a stone. So worth while. If getting the info affects your mindset at the moment of decision, then watch them over and over. And keep watching more till you find it easier to leave the dangerous white stuff alone. Sugar the Bitter Truth on youtube is here. 90 mins long – I watched it 4 times – full of science.

2.or this 2011 version  is superb - 'frontiers of Science - WHY sugar is bad - do watch both - and alternate if you need reminders from time to time.

3.(nb if you want a summary, here's the 2011 New York Times article explaining it in more or less layman's terms, if you don't have 90 mins or the science is too confusing. read 'is sugar toxic, sweet and vicious' here.

4. The updated video lecture will help decry the nay sayers - see Prof lustig rip apart the studies 'proving' it's not sugar - watch the first fifteen mins or so here in 'Prof Robert Lustig - sugar; the newest, bitterest truth.' it's BRILLIANT.

-          Toxic Sugar – ABC news report – great for beginners - 18 mins long –click here

-          Is sugar Toxic (the Sixty Minute show) – 14 mins long – click here AND THE FOUR MINUTE SUMMARY HERE

-          Prof Lustig video – by me! And taking it back to basics – combining exercise with the whole ‘avoid too much sugar if you want to lose weight’ theme, which we return to over and over again (!), here’s an eleven minute segment from a talk I went to by anti-sugar crusader, Prof Robert Lustig – this section is about the all-important hormones which influence our eating - incl insulin, and the other hormones that signal satiety in the body and how sugar disrupts it all. Click here to watch.

-          Dr Eric Berg's Youtube Channel - including this 14 min clip - the second half is most riveting - layman's terms about toxicity- click here

 -          Plus Watch out for – Fed upthe US sensation, on YouTube and from March 2015That Sugar Film’,by an Aussie reporter, and starring Steven Fry. (www.thatsugarfilm.com )

-          And if you have a brave stomach, watch this about FATTY LIVER, bleaurgh! Click here to read 'Liver Fat is a Serious Health Risk'

 

 - the RTE documentary featuring so many current experts, Professor Robert Lustig and also Damon Gameau from That Sugar film - watch Sugar Crash here. A good one to watch with the kids. 

 - how OVERCONSUMPTION OF SUGAR CAN HAVE ADDICTIVE EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN - a bit of science for you in a TED Ed vid - go here - only 5 mins long

- Aprl 2016 - the famous That Sugar Film currently on Youtube (or buy it if it's been deleted) shows definitively it's not about the calories. Click here.

- FED UP film - click here - scary - another amazing movie made by health campaigner with some truly scary politics leading to appalling kids' health. 

 

 

BOOKS

There’s a long list inside part two of TTFLs 2.0. In addition sign up for the newsletters listed and visit the scientific study sites like FABresearch.org, all listed in the book. Or on google or amazon etc.

 

ALTERNATIVES

Davina MacCall had a complete pull out in You Magazine at the beginning of January 2015 about giving up sugar and how you can cook differently to accommodate cutting down the white stuff. Lots of knowledge, and suggestions, and for some, that’s all they need. Well done Davina! More here about ‘Five Weeks to Sugar Free’.

Sarah Wilson's classic 'I Quit Sugar' of course, in its various incarnations, if you like following a strict plan.

And Christianne Wolff's book via QVC 'Body Rescue Plan' for a healthy eating diet. And so many more.

Marlene’s Home-cooked treats  www.MarleneWatsonTara.com has some fabulous links to videos of her cooking sugar alternatives –

-          Nut bars

-          Sweet vegetable tea

March 2015 - THat Sugar Film and That Sugar Book from Damon Gameau an Ozzie who proved 'healthy' options are so sugar packed he super-sized eating just those. How 60 days of eating 'health' foods with too much sugar led to fatty liver disease. More here on the website www.thatsugarfilm.com.

September 2015 - Jamie Oliver's Sugar Rush on Channel 4, and a whole page on his website about why it's vital to cut back - well done Jamie! go here.

And more.

This page is regularly updated. Please come back for more.

 

 

 

EXERCISE – maybe an endorphine rush or a tighter tum helps keep you wanting to persevere. Easy quick exercise in a few minutes every day. The Bodyblade is brilliant – here’s the ‘Beach video super6 workout’ Bruce and I did in LA to show how quick and enjoyable exercise can be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMH5eKRjwKc

 

Also – search for Urban rebounder, Leg Master, Lesley Sansone Walking DVD’s and if you have room the Pilates reformer. Or just dance.

 

ONLINE SUPPORT ON FACEBOOK

And don’t forget to come join us on the various related support groups –

‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ group – click here to join

‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ PAGE – click here to ‘like’ – anyone can see – incl tips of the day.

‘Back to You QVC’ group – click here to join – well being support amongst QVC viewers.

 

Bodyblade QVC’ group – click here to join

 

Plus regular blogs from me -

www.debbieflint.com – sign up for newsletter. Writing, Back to You weekly Blog, TTFLS tab etc

Debbie Flint page on Facebook – incl news of my novels, QVC deals, etc

 

 

Other news – links to help with your sugar addiction, because I believe that more info makes you make better choices.

 

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Enjoy-food/Food-and-diabetes/sugar-free-diets/

 

http://healthytrickss.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/9-reasons-you-should-be-drinking-lemon.html?m=1

 

http://happysugarhabits.com/understanding-brown-rice-syrup-barley-malt-extract/#sthash.6JIYnEi9.2xGKc4HJ.dpbs

 

http://happysugarhabits.com/what-everyone-needs-to-know-about-fructose/#sthash.3AsPVZTS.dpbs

 

FRUIT - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1256509/Eating-fruit-make-fat.html 

 

Published in Back to You

Plus some more fabulous updates from our Break the Habit ladies on Facebook who are following 'the programme'! And at the bottom - as promised, another extract from Till the Fat Lady Slims book - the summary of chapter 13 - what it's all about!

It’s amazing what a difference a week makes. A week ago I was fresh back from my yoga writing retreat in Devon and giving myself a sugar hangover with the blimmin’ ‘treat’ choccie egg (little one, honest!) we were all given by The Management for Easter. Gawd. When will I learn! One sugar hangover later (seriously – I’m such a lightweight now I hardly ‘do’ sugar any more!) and I’m back on my serious health kick in the run down to end of June deadline for our ‘Break the Habit’ challenges – see bottom of blog for info about that date.

SO – this week, here are a few more fabulous mentions about giving up the evil stuff. First, the Mail on Sunday magazine had another serialisation of the ‘I Quit Sugar’ excellent book – our facebook groups are often posting links to some of their pearls of wisdom. Then I saw this – now it’s not often I get to post a link to VOGUE magazine! But this excellent article includes gems like this, from a lady who’s lost two stone and is now much, much healthier and has fewer health problems. And importantly – fewer wrinkles. This may be why -

As for its effect on our faces: "There are several reasons too much sugar is harmful for your skin," says aesthetic doctor Mica Engel of London's Waterhouse Young Clinic. “In cases of glycation, excess glucose binds to the skin's youth proteins and turns them brittle and stiff. The surfaces of cells are effectively caramelised; the by-products of glycation accumulate in the body and skin constantly appears dull and aged."

Cell inflammation not only ages the skin; it depletes the stores of vitamins and minerals in your body, compromising your immune system. "It's not only the skin that suffers," continues Dr Engel. "There are other, more serious, issues presented by people with too much sugar in their bodies - circulatory problems, inflammation of the cartilages and joints [arthritis], eye problems [cataracts] and liver and kidney problems, to name a few…’

Do go here to read the whole Vogue article – it’s very, very interesting.

And if it helps just one of you embark upon a sugar divorce, then that’s great news. For me, mine began two years ago when I first saw Dr Robert Lustig’s excellent video, Sugar the Bitter Truth, and the Sixty Minutes programme ‘Is Sugar Toxic’ – if you know any seriously ill people, do watch that and pass it on – it could be the turning point they need.

 

Toxic relationships? – And it’s not just sugar that’s poison. I got shot of a very toxic relationship in my life this week – I won’t go into details as it is totally in the past now, but basically a cyber bully was getting in the way of some friends and me achieving our writing aims. And we had to part ways. So part ways we did. Spectacularly as it happens, she bowed out just as she conducted herself within the group, but then it was over.

What I found afterwards was that a huge cloud had lifted, one I didn’t even realise was hovering there, it had become so insidious over the months it had been happening since last summer. I’m a very patient person – as one of the other ladies told me, who promptly rejoined our gang once the Toxic One had departed. Turns out, toxic people just don’t deserve to be in your life.

But it’s funny, whilst I can make myself move on VERY quickly from things like that, others can’t and it fills your head and distracts you if you let it. Well, all I can say is that if you have anyone like that in your life, remember this –

- You only get treated how you ALLOW yourself to be treated

- You may let them go and move on WITHOUT needing them to agree that you are right

- If they are not going to change (and most won’t) the only thing that can change is how you deal with it

- And if you can be independent of the bad (or good) opinion of others, you’ll be a happier person and live a happier life.

Now, that’s easier when it’s not family. But if you can, try spending as little time as possible with that person. To find out how affected you are by toxic relationships, do a little exercise and jot down some of the things that currently try you. Things that bug you. That are ‘other people’s fault’. Can just dropping them from your life solve the issue? If you give up your need to be right?

Then write a list of whom you spend time with, and next to each of them, put a plus or a minus – do they leave you energised or do they leave you drained? What are there most of on your list, plusses or minuses? If it’s mostly minuses, you may have a reason why you spend your days feeling frustrated. Then maybe it’s time to get rid of a few of the minuses. Work out if there’s a way you can extricate that person/event/situation from your life. You don’t have to explain why – just be a little less available than you have been, and concentrate on YOU.

We all need balance – and we all deserve to be happy.

And the ONLY person who is with you your whole life through - is you. So take care of you, first and foremost (not withstanding infants or young kids of course, but even then, what you give out you get back, and that’s a whole ‘nother topic! Meanwhile, all I’d say is read ‘How to Talk so kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk’ – it changed my whole way of dealing with young teenagers many years ago. And if you’re facing under 7’s, read Biology of Belief by Dr Robert Lipton, who explains some of the most fascinating info ever about how young children develop. It should be taught at all ante-natal classes in my opinion!)

BTW - my lovely QVC Yong Kim pal Ingrid Tarrant published a fab article in yesterday's Mail on Sunday - all about her own reaction to divorce and getting on without a toxic relationship in her life - read it online here.

Anyway, that’s the thought for the day from me! I don’t always get it right myself, but I’m a damn sight closer nowadays than ever before, so I’m pretty happy about me right now. Who I am and what I do. Losing weight is just one of the things on my list, and Till the Fat Lady Slims principles of Freedom Eating are helping me get back to basics on that, in the run up to the end of June. Hope to see you there!

And read this if pain is your problem – very, very true, and very useful! Thanks as usual to Vanda for the posts. Ten questions to help you get to the source of your chronic pain and heal.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13522/10-questions-to-help-you-get-to-the-source-of-your-chronic-pain-heal.html

TTFLS

 

Continued updates from our girls on the facebook groups –

Loved some of the fabulous updates this week, posted on the ‘Break the Habit BTU’ closed group on Facebook, upon new members joining. Some of the regulars re-introduced themselves – here’s just a selection – makes me very proud to have begun this supportive environment! –


Dawn Titmarsh‎ Break The Habit - BTU

26 April at 21:41 ·

Hi to all the new ladies you will find us a very friendly bunch and we will never judge you.
I joined the group in Feb I had already lost some weight through various diet clubs but started to struggle so gave up the clubs and doing it myself by following Debbie Flint’s book TTFLS - it takes a bit of getting used to but I am getting there. I also wanted to increase my exercise and water intake which I am now doing.
So ladies feel free to join in with us and ask anything you want and we will try and help you out with advice from our own experiences xx

 


Jo Brown ‎Break The Habit - BTU

26 April at 22:18 ·

I love the fact that we are getting more and more ladies joining all the time, how fab is that - I mean it just goes to show, long after the distant memory of New Years resolutions we can still keep going breaking habits or making new ones… I joined a little later, my challenges were to improve my work/life balance, increase my fitness/get back to running after a long term injury and boost my confidence after ending a long term relationship... all of which are on track and I even joined Rock Choir at the end of January thanks to this group. Enjoy the group and good luck with your challenges. Xx

 


Elaine Zena Feather ‎Break The Habit - BTU

· Browns Plains, Australia ·

Big warm welcome to all newcomers. At the moment I am in Oz so our morning is your night which makes it a bit difficult for me to keep up with everyone. I am here with my lovely daughter & her equally lovely partner & my gorgeous granddaughter. Will be home on May 24th. Have more good news on the weight front today and I am now 77.5 so doing really well! I have lipoedema too which makes losing weight very hard but with the love & support of all these wonderful people &, of course, our brilliant Debbie Flint, I am doing great. Since I arrived in Oz I have gone from 83 kg to 77.5
Hope everyone else is doing really well & looking after themselves! Big hugs to one & all xxxxx

 

 

 

Other news -

 

- 15 Foods A Nutritionist Refuses To Eat – you’ll be surprised at some of them!

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/1-10391-15/15-foods-a-nutritionist-refuses-to-eat.html

 

- Are you a good liar – take this five second test and find out! http://www.mydaily.co.uk/2014/04/26/are-you-a-good-liar-take-this-five-second-test-to-find-out/?ncid=wsc-uk-mydaily-headline

 

- 26 Tweaks To Help You Lose Weight & Feel Great – some very good tips!

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12518/26-tweaks-to-help-you-lose-weight-feel-great.html

 

- And don’t forget on my QVC Blog there’s always a little Back to You update too and some funnies! Go here. This week including 15 habits of healthy couples, more BTU updates, and several links about the importance of sleep.

 

Lots below about getting on our Facebook group, Back to You QVC, about how to take part in our challenge, and don’t forget to add your own update! Plus the new series of the hour long show will be beginning again weekly on QVC UK in September.

Next week’s Monday Update – sauerkraut – alternative pro-biotics! And news of how to get a free download of the mini version of my book.

Hugs till next time! And don’t forget the Monday Essay below – on the vital importance of alkalising the body! And as promised, another extract from Till the Fat Lady Slims at the bottom of the page!

Hugs and best wishes

Debs

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Joining In

- Our Challenge Party date is Sunday 29th June, (in Surrey) it’s still not too late to share your own precious ‘before pics’. Do come join us! And if you’ve got a ShareStory you’d like to feature on here and you’re not on facebook, just email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All the links to the groups are below.

- Don’t forget if you’re a member of Back to You QVC Group or of the closed group Break the Habit BTU, to give us your Monday update on facebook!

- Go here to read the Back to You QVC Group updates and to join.

- Go here to request to join the new CLOSED Break the Habit – BTU Group.

- If you’d like to see my own Break the Habit Challenge, it’s here.

- And for more info about Freedom Eating – click here for Till the Fat Lady Slims (2002) on Amazon. !

 

THE MONDAY ESSAY - Alkalising your Body.

 

 

Many moons ago I went to a Tony Robbins seminar, after following his CD pack bought on QVC. There he talked at length about alkalising your body, and recommended reading Dr Robert Young (google him) who knew all about its effects on the body. In years to come I loved finding out more, including the explanations that –

 

- Cancer has to have an acidic environment, if it’s alkaline it cannot survive.

 

- Green foodstuffs generally alkalise your body, as can slightly acidic drinks like lemon juice - ironically – all to do with the stomach reacting to it with an alkaline reaction

 

- Yet alkaline water just gets swallowed up in the pH 2 acidity of the stomach contents. (there used to be some debate about this as some recommend alkaline water to alkalise, but I say lemon juice every time.)

 

- If your body is alkaline it can spend its energy on repairing itself rather than on fixing the pH

 

- And amazingly, that you can turn your body acid in a heartbeat, by getting annoyed etc.

 

All fascinating stuff, and worth more investigation, especially if you’re ill. I do believe that’s one of the reasons why diets heavy in plant stuffs work so well. As the old adage goes – ‘eat little, and often, mainly plants’ – there’s a lot to be said for it. Hence my interest in macrobiotics **

 

Anyway, on the Break the Habit BTU facebook group, a number of the girls have decided to do a week drinking lemon juice. For more reasons as to why, read this -

 

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4769/Why-You-Should-Drink-Warm-Water-Lemon.html

 

It’s a great way to start the day and after all, it can’t hurt, can it?

 

If you feel separate and alone in your quest for better health, just join one of our groups – details above. The closed members group, Break the Habit is the one where the girls share all their intimate problems and secrets and give each other amazing support – don’t be shy, come join us.

 

And in the meantime, do please go google ‘benefits of alkalising your body’ – maybe it’s the next best thing you can do in your quest for better health. Alongside exercising more. And eating less, etc etc! Lol.

 

 

 

 

 

** can you come to a one day class near Dorking, Surrey on 29th June? Marlene Watson Tara will be talking us through macrobiotics as a way of life, including cooking lunch and discussing the amazing health benefits of the plant-cased way of eating. If so, email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It’s 10-4pm, and it’s £75. We have five places left only, at time of writing! Would love you to come along, please do. (And if you want to make a weekend of it, then do stay locally overnight and come to our ‘Back to You/Break the Habit facebook groups get together / joint book launch for Hawaiian Retreat, the third in my trilogy, on the Sunday in the same hall in Wotton! RH56QQ)

 

 

 

TILL THE FAT LADY SLIMS – Extract 2

 

Taken from the book Till the Fat Lady Slims available on Amazon.

 

Here are the principles in a nutshell – taken from the summary chapter, Ch 13.

 

Recap - The Key Points to Food Freedom

 

1- Only eat when you're physically hungry.

 

2- Only eat till you're satisfied, not till you're full.

 

3- Give the food your full attention.

 

4- Think about what your body really needs, not what your brain really wants.

 

5- You can do this even if you're on a diet.

 

6- If you want something 'bad', go ahead and eat it. Or maybe if during one meal, you end up overeating slightly, just don't beat yourself up about it afterwards.

 

7 - Be an observer, not a judge.

 

8- Don't set yourself up to fail by having too many rules. Forget every rule surrounding food.

 

9- Listen to how your body responds to the food in your stomach and learn how to make a good match. Learn to trust your body.

 

10- Don't forget the water thing.

 

11- Keep listening.

 

l2- Accept whatever shape and weight your body wants to be.

 

13- Don't let others, or your own thoughts, get you down.

 

14- Stand guard at the door of your mind.

 

Want to Read More?

 

Here’s the link to the full eBook,

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Till-Fat-Lady-Slims-ebook/dp/B00CXAC7FQ/ref=la_B00C02VYAG_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1369658633&sr=1-3

 

If you do enjoy it, and find this system works for you, do please kindly add your review to this Amazon page!

 

NEXT WEEK'S EXTRACT - BINGE MANAGEMENT!

Full length book contains

 

Introduction

 

The Secret Food Prisoner

 

Foreword

 

Where it all began.

 

Chapter One- In The World of the Fat

 

How long have you lived like this?

 

Chapter Two- In The World of the Slim

 

The first steps to ‘unlearning’ all the beliefs that have made you so fat.

 

Chapter Three- Ten Pounds of Lard

 

Don’t let the scales decide if you’re going to have a good day.

 

Chapter Four- Do What I Do

 

Water and the body’s many cries for help.

 

Chapter Five- Suffering the Slings and Arrows

 

You don’t have to be fat to have a food problem

 

Chapter Six - A Partner in Crime

 

The perils of contentment.

 

Chapter Seven- Ecstasy on a Plate

 

For food lovers everywhere - how to get the most out of your meal.

 

Chapter Eight- Hunger Know Thyself

 

Two more keys to help you escape from food prison.

 

Chapter Nine- What They Say

 

Even your children can break free from the pattern, if you do it first.

 

Chapter Ten- More From the Fat Lady

 

The biography continued - Bridget Jones eat your heart out.

 

Chapter Eleven- Emotional Eating

 

The reasons I eventually ballooned.

 

Chapter Twelve- The Whole Identity Thing

 

Powerful visualisations - reclaim your natural birthright to be slim.

 

Chapter Thirteen- Food Freedom in a Nutshell

 

How you can finally get out of food prison- just do it.

 

Chapter Fourteen- Binge Management

 

Breakthrough time! The system that recognizes we’re human. This is your emergency routine

 

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