Could Freedom Eating be for you?
The lovely writer and TV presenter Debbie Flint has three volumes of her semi-autobiographical ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ books, available published by Choc Lit, and explains how this journey started for her…
“Till the Fat Lady Slims is the semi-autobiographical weight loss book I wrote when I discovered Freedom Eating, after selling a package on QVC in 1998 entitled ‘The Seven Secrets of Slim People.’ The system changed my whole life, and also the way I dealt with social conditioning around food. I have never binged since 1999, wrote the original in 2002 and updated it in September 2014 (in purple, on Amazon eBook and paperback.) The Aqua hardback version of 2.0 was limited to 3000 and sold out on QVC in summer 2015 (read the QVC post about it here).”
And about the books…
Debbie, speaks openly and honestly of her life, stresses and disappointments, and decades of battles with her weight, in this semi autobiographical, weight-loss and lifestyle book. Alongside stories of her fascinating but often stressful life, she introduces readers to the concept of Freedom Eating and how it helps to escape Food Prison. Debbie shares, in her very own personable way, how she managed to break free from the habits of a lifetime – habits that so many readers will be able to identify with. Her tale of regaining control is heart-warming and above all, inspirational.
The book also includes material covering the dangers of sugar and informationon on how to use Debbie’s method alongside traditional dieting. Debbie has taken back control and regained her right to be slim. And so can you with the help of Freedom Eating.
To find out more, do visit these pages:
Slather on the butter by all means – it’s a wholefood. Splash on the olive oil – it’s full of essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6, potatoes roasted in goose fat – similar make-up to olive oil – why not?
But a dodgy looking pie of questionable provenance full of hydrogenated fats and very probably animal bottoms, toenails and upper lips? Personally I wouldn’t.
Better still, don’t get bored in the first place. If you’re starting to feel peckish, throw yourself into the next task, project, or episode of Downton Abbey and attempt to get so deeply involved that the gnawing sensation in your middle becomes very much of a secondary consideration.
Attack each task with vigour and enthusiasm as if it were the most important thing you had to do ever, and tell yourself you can eat when it’s done. It’s all about mindset.
If you were right in the middle of auditioning for a part in a movie with your favourite star/ meeting the Queen/ phoning the lottery helpline with the winning six numbers or playing in goal for Chelsea, you wouldn’t be thinking about where your next sandwich was coming from, would you?
This was my son Tom’s contribution as a diet tip – and I must say it’s quite a good one. There are two variations on it.
The basic idea is that you eat nothing that you’d naturally eat with your fingers – so no crisps, biscuits, chocolates, peanuts, sandwiches, hamburgers (I said it was his tip, not that he’d actually tried it), no fruit indeed. Try it for a day – you’ll find yourself having to eat “proper meals” and pretty good stuff at that. The alternative is to eat what you like but you must use a knife and fork, regardless of what it is you’re having (tried eating crisps or bar of fruit and nut like that?). At the very least, it will slow you down.
If you can swap the lift or escalator for a few flights of the real thing, do so.
If you work from home, work upstairs.
Running downstairs every time you want to raid the fridge will burn fat and using stairs generally is great for legs and bottoms. So run up and down them anyway. The winter our heating was on a go-slow and I huddled in the kitchen all day as my office was arctic, I soon saw the difference. Not in a good way.
Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Is it weight related? How long do you think can you keep it going? Are you looking for a 100% effective way to lose weight and still eat chocolate and drink wine? Well:
- Around 40% of people make a New Year’s resolution every year
- About 30% of those resolutions are weight related
- Roughly 40% of people maintain their resolution beyond six months
- 100% of people who read ‘100 Ways to Fight the Flab’ have lost weight and maintained that loss!
Okay, I may have made up that last statistic, but it can’t hurt. Plus, it’s great fun to read and the Kindle edition is only £1.99!
100 Ways is now on YouTube!
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