Eat fattening foods and you will get fat. To loose weight only eat non-fattening foods. That is the general consensus of opinion. The distinction between fattening foods and non-fattening foods is confusing especially when you want to lose weight.
What Makes Non-Fattening and Fattening Foods?
Maybe low Calories means non-fattening! Maybe low fat means non-fattening. We are told by the advertisers that there is some merit in eating food that is low in fat (e.g. “Contains less than 2% fat”) but many foods achieve the low fat status at the expense of increased sugar content and therefore increased Calories. If food is low in fat but high in Calories, do they them become fattening foods?
Does a Healthy Diet contain Fattening Foods?
We are encouraged to have a “healthy” diet. Maybe it is “unhealthy” foods that are fattening foods? Maybe that is the answer? Unfortunately, we have the same problem with defining “unhealthy” food.
Everyone Knows What Food is Healthy!
“Healthy” food is fresh food, non-processed food. If we took fresh vegetables, mushrooms and protein in the form of chicken, fish or vegetarian meat substitutes like tofu, added a few herbs, boiled them up in a stock to make a soup or stew and served it with plain boiled rice we would have a “healthy” meal. This meal would be low in Calories and low in fat - “non-fattening”. Surely, if one ate non-fattening food like this everyday one would be bound to lose weight – right!
Eat Like a Sumo Wrestler – Get Fat Like a Sumo Wrestler
In Japanese the dish that has been described is called chanko-nabe. This is the main component of the diet of the Japanese Sumo wrestler!
It is How Much You Eat That Makes You Fat
It is not possible to avoid fattening foods because all food is fattening, if you overeat it. If you use hypnotherapy in learning to controlling your weight, there will be no restriction on what you eat as the method requires that you get back in touch with your natural weight control mechanism. It is not a diet because you may already have experienced that dieting makes you fat.
Have Your Cake and Eat It!
A varied and balanced diet only becomes fattening when you eat too much of it. If you are in contact with your natural weight control mechanism eating "fattening foods" like cake will have a natural consequence of causing less of something else to be eaten. The issue is not understanding what are fattening foods but understanding when your body has eaten sufficient. This is discussed further in Chocolate Doesn’t Make You Fat!
Use Hypnotherapy to Help Your Body Find a Healthy Diet
Forget trying to decide what are non-fattening and what are fattening foods, visit hypnotherapist Stephen Rigby and discover how hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) can help you control your weight naturally.
Ring for an appointment now on 01483 566115 or use the on-line booking form. Appointments are available in Guildford or Woking, Surrey. Free introductory sessions are available; please ask about them.