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Now we’ve got that out of the way, here’s the tip we promised you.
Flab-Fighting Tip No. 20 – Whiten your teeth.
Bright gnashers are always attractive and one of those kits where you have put the bleaching gel in the rubber dental moulds and clamp them over your teeth for hours on end are relatively inexpensive and effective. They also make it totally impossible to eat.
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.
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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.