Ciao or Chow

Chow or Ciao?

This week I’ve decided to devote the rest of my blogs to talking about losing weight and taking care of your body. Both are my passion, as I spend half of my work day helping people every day do both.

Chow is a familiar word for eating fast and lots of it… “Chowing Down.” But we all know that the Italian word “Ciao” for hello or, more appropriately, goodbye, is going to be more like it, if you keep Chowing and not “Owling” over what you eat.

Owls sit on their perch and watch night and day for prey. This is the same kind of watchful eye you must develop over yourself to become an “aware” eater, or you will not overcome the impulse to eat anything and everything and worry about it later.

I’m a watcher of people. When someone thin comes into my office, I ask pertinent questions about his/her habits so I can help my overweight clients change offense habits that are ruining their lives.

One thing that is absolutely true about a thin person is that he/she eats only the amount of food that keeps him/her from feeling hungry. If food tastes good, it doesn’t matter. It tastes good in the bites eaten. Thin people don’t have to finish the plate to get the good feeling of tasty food. They get the good feeling in the few bites that they choose to eat to fill their stomachs.

Most thin people don’t watch what kind of food they eat. They enjoy eating all kinds of food. They simply don’t eat a lot of it. They nibble and they nibble frequently, like your little poodle that stays 3 lbs. even though you leave his food out all day, taking a bite or two every two hours.

Most thin people are active people. They are not necessarily people who are killing themselves at the gym, but they tend to be doing lots of things during the day. They are never sedentary. Most of my thin clients spend little, to no time, watching television. And we all know that when we watch television, we eat snacks. And the snacks we choose are usually the worst ones because of the input we get on the television.

So, the moral of the story.  Find a thin person to watch this week (or a miniature poodle). Copy their habits when it comes to eating. There is no better way to become something than to model your behavior after someone who is adept at that behavior!  Watch thin, to be thin!


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