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Subject: Re: Interesting suggestion for prospective nosdieters
From: twoburnhams
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 21:28:07 -0000
I resent the author's comments...total wimp...disgusting slovenly 
pig...since I am one who started on an S-day. In retrospect, I 
believe by doing so, I psyched myself up for no-s and also (as is 
said) made myself aware of how much snacking had become a way of 
life. And the truth is, I don't really resent the author's 
comments,I just winced a bit!

--- In , Reinhard Engels 
<beautiful_idiot@y...> wrote:
> I was emailed the following suggestion yesterday:
> > I have a suggestion for total wimps. Start the plan
> > on an S-day. Then
> > you have 1 (or maybe 2) days to realize that you are
> > not on it, but to
> > make yourself aware of all that Sugar and Snacking
> > and all those Second
> > helpings, and what a disgusting slovenly pig you
> > are. By Monday, I think
> > one would be pumped.
> I think this is an interesting idea for 2 reasons,
> besides motivating you to seriously start the diet:
> 1) It will make you pay attention to your behavior "in
> the wild." You'll have a snapshot of bad behavior to
> compare future days to, S and non-S. People are often
> disappointed by how much they eat come the first S
> day. I think much of this has to do with the contrast
> with non-S days. Having a clear picture of this
> "before" behavior might be more likely to prevent such
> unwarranted early discouragement.
> 2) It's an interesting thought experiment, even if you
> don't do it. It highlights the importance of simple
> attention, how difficult it is be to pay attention
> pre-nosdiet (and how depressing), and how much easier
> when there are only a limited number of days and
> meals.
> Reinhard

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