Weight Loss Network Review of: I Can Make You Thin: The Revolutionary System Used by More Than 3 Million People (Book and CD)
Paul McKenna’s book, I Can Make You Thin initially appealed to me for two reasons. Number one was that it was a thin book and wouldn’t take long to read. (Hey, I’ve always admitted to being lazy!) Secondly, it had appeal because it also included a CD for guided meditation.
Quite some time ago, I had a weight-loss CD that helped me lose weight which stayed off for years! Unfortunately, during those years that I didn’t need it, I lost the CD and now can’t remember the name of it. As a result, I have tested out many weight loss meditation CD’s that didn’t work very well. I skipped ahead and tried McKenna’s CD at bedtime that day even before reading the book.
At first, I was put off by McKenna’s voice and accent. Actually, for some reason it struck me as funny. His voice has a bit of a growl at times so I lay in bed smiling for a little while….but pretty soon I was relaxing. I woke up the next morning and I can’t tell you what was said after a certain point! I listened for about five nights with pretty much the same result…snore! However, I DID start noticing some differences in myself. The desire to snack out of boredom seemed to have lessened. I actually got on the treadmill a couple of times. Hmm… I kept it up, still being too lazy to pick up the book. After a week, I stepped on the scale and I’d lost two pounds without really doing anything. Another hmm…
Now that I’ve finally read the book, I found that McKenna advises not to get on the scale for a certain period of time. Oops! Too late. The horse is already out of the barn on that one for me. However, the purpose of this site is so that others can learn from my errors and won’t make the same mistakes!
There are four “golden rules” to McKenna’s diet plan:
- When you are hungry, EAT.
- Eat what you want, not what you think you should.
- Eat consciously and enjoy every mouthful.
- When you think you are full, stop eating.
McKenna explains his premise on each of these and how to go about them properly. It’s not rocket science, he’s teaching moderation. But somehow, his system seems to make it easier to be moderate. Additionally, he adds a “hunger scale” to the plan to help dieters understand their limits, when it is important to eat and how much they should eat. The hunger scale ranges from number one being so hungry that you are physically faint to number ten having eaten so much that you are nauseous.
All in all, I would recommend trying this system. It’s inexpensive ($14.99 on Amazon.com) to buy the book/CD set, you don’t have to resist eating foods you enjoy and replace them with foods that you dislike, as well as setting you up with good future habits. If you wish, you can buy the book here…