People say, “I really don’t understand why I am always hungry. It’s this crazy thing, like an alien has taken over.” People ask, “Can you shed ‘lite’ on this unexplained phenomenon? How can I kill my appetite?”
Our Lady of Weight Loss replies, “Instead of trying to kill your appetite and treating it as though it were your mortal enemy, how about making friends with your appetite?”
Consider making appetite your friend. Truly, there’s no need for such violence. A valuable, intelligent friend who you pay attention to! Be grateful that you have an appetite! It’s ‘normal!’ Even the skinny-minnies out there have appetites, don’t they?
In the past, you’ve paid attention to only half the signal from your appetite. The “I’m hungry. Feed me.” part. That’s the part of the signal that tells you to eat. (Nothing wrong with your hearing! Again, it’s ‘normal.’)
When that feeling of hunger first starts to disappear, your appetite says, “I’m satisfied.” It’s important that you pay attention to that piece of your friend’s advice. Did you note that I said when that feeling of hunger FIRST starts to disappear!?
That’s right. You want to stop eating long before you are full. The chances are that once you hit full, you have probably grossly overeaten and remorse is right around the corner.
(Personal Confession: Before Our Lady of Weight Loss entered my life and introduced me to my friend, Appetite, I would eat until I couldn’t breathe. Gross, indeed! And dangerous, too!!)
Pay attention. You don’t want to feel full; you do want to feel satisfied. Your appetite is your friend. Your appetite tells you when you are hungry and when you are satisfied.
Listen to your appetite. Your eating is no longer driven by emotions. Now that you have met your friend, Appetite, you can be in close contact with her as she guides you to ‘satisfied.’
New Point of View: Your appetite doesn’t need to be killed off. There’s no place or need for violence in the Land of Permanent Fat Removal! I hope this explains the unexplainable!
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About Our Lady Of Weightloss"Janice Taylor is a 'kooky genius'"
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
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