If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done. — An Old Saying
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What do you dislike most about a weight-loss diet? Here's what some dieters have said:
I have to give up all the foods I like. Other people eat whatever they like and never gain an ounce. Why can't I?
I couldn't lose weight on 1200 calories a day. Everybody said I shouldn't eat less than that but I already ate less before I started dieting—and I weigh more than 200 pounds. How can this be?
I never know how much weight I'm going to lose. I can't be sure I'll get to my goal.
I don't know how fast I'll lose weight. I wish I could lose the same amount every week.
There's always a plateau that goes on forever. That's when I get discouraged and quit dieting. I wish I knew when a plateau would end. For that matter, I wish I could be sure it would end.
There's always a maintenance program, which is really useless because, no matter how hard I try to follow it, the weight comes creeping back on. I wish I didn't need a maintenance program. I'd like to get to my goal and be done with dieting forever.
I always regain the weight I lose, sometimes more than I lose. I'd like to lose all my excess weight and never gain it back.
What if you could get everything you want from a diet? What if —
- Your friends could see you steadily losing weight, even though you were eating chocolate cake, French fries and everything else you like?
- You could have only one plateau and know exactly when it would start and finish?
- After that plateau, you would lose the same amount of weight every single week, no matter what, until you reached your goal?
- Every three weeks after the plateau, no matter what, you could try on the next smaller clothing size?
- You could reach your goal and know that you wouldn't have to do a maintenance program, and that you'd never have to think about your weight again?
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If you just want to lose weight, that's one thing. If you want to lose weight and never regain it, you'll have to use a method that's different than any diet you've used in the past.
The weight-loss method used on Scooping Oprah is The Predictable Diet™ (The PD). It’s an every-other-day eating system based on the Habit Principle: You can change a habit in 21 days.
Every reducing diet asks you to make changes in the way you eat. The PD helps you make the changes that lead to all that you expect, but can never get, from the typical weight-loss diet.
Using The Predictable Diet™, you could reach
your weight goal before Oprah reaches hers; that's why this
site is called "Scooping Oprah with your Permanent Weight Loss."
("Permanent" means you won't regain the weight you lose.)
With The Predictable Diet™ —
• What you eat is up to you. Wouldn't you rather lose weight eating what you like, not just what you "should" eat?
• When you follow the directions, you lose weight safely and automatically.
• Women lose weight at exactly the same rate as men.
• The longer you're on it, the easier it gets.
• You know when your plateau will begin and when it will end.
• After the plateau, you lose exactly the same amount every week until you reach your goal.
• There's no maintenance program. A weight-loss diet that works doesn't need one.
• You get to use it, FREE of charge, before you order weight loss.
Now that I have your attention, I’d like to ask you something.
Question: Why don’t you weigh more than you do?
Answer: You weigh what you weigh because you've made a habit of eating the amount that keeps you at that weight. (This assumes that you have no medical condition that's causing the extra weight.) If you were in the habit of eating more, you'd weigh more. Once you've made a habit of eating less, you will weigh less.
Habit is the strongest psychological force in the universe.
And habit, all by itself, is keeping you heavier than you want to be.
You know, habit is already limiting the amount you eat. Shall I prove it to you?
Well, at a holiday meal, what stops you from polishing off all the food in your house, then running to your neighbours’ houses to eat all their food? The same thing that makes you put on your right or left sleeve first: habit.
And whenever you leave a restaurant, there's still food there. Cost aside, what stops you from eating everything in the restaurant’s kitchen? The same thing that makes you shower in the morning or bathe at night: habit.
No matter how much you eat, habit eventually makes you stop. But if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you'll have to train yourself to stop eating sooner. You'll have to break your habit of overeating (eating more than you need, to weigh what you want to weigh). You can do this on your own in 21 days. Why 21 days? Because that's how long it takes to change a habit.
That’s all overeating is: a habit, like which shoe you put on first. It's not a defect of character, a punishment from heaven, or an addiction. (All addictions are habits; not all habits are addictions.) Food, air and water are necessary for life; non-foods—like caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, refined sugar, and narcotics—are not.
Overeating is a habit you can change. The Predictable Diet™ takes
the habit you already have (overeating) and makes it work for you.
There’s no magic involved; it’s just like painting by number. For 21 days, you train yourself to be satisfied with less food. You do this without drugs, weight-loss products or special foods. And on The PD, you may eat whatever you like, so you'll have no guilt feelings about doing so. (Fear not, health care professionals; no one wiill eat "only junk" for more than a week. I have it on the best authority.)
It's all about habit.
Almost all the information you need for permanent weight loss is here, absolutely FREE of charge, on Scooping Oprah. What's missing? The custom-made calorie allowances that take you to your goal and keep you there. These allowances and my coaching are what you pay for.
And you get to try out the PD system on your own, FREE of charge, to
stop overeating and stop gaining weight. This will tell you whether
you'd like to use the system for permanent weight loss.
When you follow the directions on The Predictable Diet™, you can expect three things:
1. Safe, predictable, automatic weight loss
- With your doctor's approval, you can use The PD for as long as necessary. In the first 21 days, you teach yourself to eat well and wisely.
- Before you start, you know how much you'll lose every week. You know when your plateau will begin. I'll tell you when it will end.
- After the plateau, you lose the same amount every week: two pounds or one pound, whichever you've ordered.
2. Calm, comfortable weight loss
- If the food you like fits into your calorie allowances, you may have it—with a clear conscience.
- From Day 22 on, habit makes it easier to continue dieting than to quit. The longer you're on The PD, the stronger your new hunger habits become, and the more you enjoy the system.
3. Permanent (maintenance-free) weight loss
- You don’t need a maintenance program because you have taught your body how much you want to weigh. Habit keeps you slim after your weight loss, just as it kept you well rounded before it.
- You continue living your life, with all its joys and sorrows, just like other normal eaters—with some added pleasures.