He says so . . .
Does that make it true?
There’s been a lot of discussion about the new TV series on TLC with Paul McKenna, called "I Can Make You Thin."
Of course, no one can "make" you thin, but it’s a compelling title, don’t you think?
As I watched the show, I couldn’t help thinking that Paul McKenna has a very powerful personality – very, very persuasive. It reminded me of Ronald Reagan in the 80’s and how he won over the American people with his smooth and persuasive style.
Paul McKenna is also a highly skilled and persuasive speaker. He’s a hypnotist, so he has that very smooth way of speaking.
Not to take anything away from what he is saying.
"What" he is saying is very, very true. He has 4 simple rules for eating:
1. When you are hungry, go and eat (Imagine that!)
2. Eat what you want, not what you think you should.
3. When you eat, eat consciously.
4. When you think you are full, stop.
Now . . . these rules make all the sense in the world. It’s the same thing many authors (including yours truly) have been saying for years.
Paul just says it with a lot of pizzazz and a really glitzy stage show!
It’s the opposite of the diet mentality.
If everyone ate when they were hungry and stopped when
you think you are full, no one would have a weight problem.
What gets in the way is emotional eating – eating in response to stress, emotions and fatigue.
Paul handles emotions in short order with EFT (he actually uses TFT). It’s a great demonstration of how quick and easy the tapping technique is. You don’t need diets – they will only make you miserable!
There are some things I don’t agree with — I’ve never liked using negative associations to get yourself to stop doing something. Paul McKenna uses those liberally. He teaches you to associate your favorite foods with whatever disgusts you the most. This technique works, but it’s unnecessary and painful.
Watch the show – it’ll do you good. And with Paul, it’s good entertainment.
P.S. Check out the new EFT Weight Loss CD: It’s getting rave reviews!