The No-Diet Diet

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., "The Eat-What-You-Love Diet," May/June 2012

No gimmicks, no pills. One expert explains how to eat what you love and lose weight without dieting.

How can people cue into feeling full if they’re not used to doing so?

Start by taking time out to listen to your body and what you need. In the beginning pick one meal a day to really pay attention to—while you’re eating truly taste the food and notice what’s going on in your body. Ask yourself how the food tastes. Is it meeting your expectation? Where’s your hunger level? Where’s your fullness? Are you satisfied? All of this can be incredibly difficult to do. People are so used to checking e-mail, reading or having the TV on that eating a meal without any distraction is a good first step. Doing so can be very freeing.

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