Naturally Slender Eating Strategy
Did you know that the average Americanís weight gain during the Holiday
season is fifteen to twenty pounds? Would you like to have a sure-fire
method of keeping that down to five pounds or less?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a methodology that lets us model
successful strategies some people have. In the case of food, we have
modeled a successful eating strategy. By contrast, one woman had an
eating strategy that went like this: SEE food . . . EAT food. Itís no wonder
she was 100 pounds overweight! Once she learned the Naturally Slender
Eating Strategy, she was able to bring her weight down to a healthy level.
This is the strategy that people who are naturally slender seem to use
automatically, while people who have trouble keeping their weight down do not.
The Naturally Slender Eating Strategy:
Briefly, the Naturally Slender Eating Strategy works like this: Imagine that you
are eating a portion of food. Get a sense of how that changes the feeling in
your stomach. Most important, imagine how it will feel not only just after you
eat it, but OVER TIME ó over the next few hours. If you like that feeling, set it
aside for a moment and think about a different food choice. Get a feel for what
that will be like in your stomach not just after you eat it, but over the next few
hours. Like that feeling better than the first food choice? Keep it in place of
the previous choice. If not, toss it and keep the previous choice for now.
Then, think of another food item, and continue this process for awhile until you
find which food seems like it will feel best OVER TIME in your system. Toss out
the other choices since theyíre not as satisfying, and use the one that feels
best over time. If none of the available choices seems like it will feel good over
time, youíve probably eaten enough and itís time to STOP EATING!
As you probably know, NLP can be used successfully to help people change
their strategies for any number of things, such as eating, shopping, selecting jobs
or relationship partners. Of course, just changing a strategy is not always whatís
called for. Sometimes, a change is needed at the Beliefs or Identity level. There
are hundreds of procedures in NLP to help people deal effectively with many different
kinds of difficulties. But often, simply engaging a new strategy like the Naturally