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Old 03-31-08, 10:34 AM   #1
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TLC "I Can Make You Thin" broadcast series

I have seen a couple of the "I Can Make You Thin" broadcasts on TLC by Paul McKenna. He says forget diets and change your thinking about food. He seems to have had quite a bit of success with some people who used food as a comfortable stress reliever and for other emotional reasons. I understand what he advocates is usually classified as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

Does anyone have his book by the same name? Has anyone been watching any of the series? What do you think?
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I've seen some of the series, and he's dead on with most of it. I trust him more than 90% of the weight-loss and fitness gurus out their pimping their latest workout DVD and diet plans.
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I have been trying his technique for stress relief since last night and it really seems to work. What he says makes sense and I have been incorporating a lot of it into my life.
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I actually caught this while flipping through the channels last night. I thought it was kind of goofy and the woman he was working with didn't look as though she's lost a lot of weight although she had learned to improve her affect.
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I actually caught this while flipping through the channels last night. I thought it was kind of goofy and the woman he was working with didn't look as though she's lost a lot of weight although she had learned to improve her affect.
Yes I think I caught the same episode last night for a few minutes. Somehow this woman thumping her acupressure points to alleviate desires for food, or stress seemed odd to me. But I suppose it would serve as a distraction and maybe let an urge pass.
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Yes I think I caught the same episode last night for a few minutes. Somehow this woman thumping her acupressure points to alleviate desires for food, or stress seemed odd to me. But I suppose it would serve as a distraction and maybe let an urge pass.
If you are talking about the woman in the blue outfit who kept a candy stash in her cupboards, she had not changed too dramatically. The same program (from last week and #2 in the series, I think) also featured a man who went from 400 to 500 pounds to maybe 220. My DishNetwork broadcast had two episodes back-to-back. The new one for this week featured a very svelte blond woman who had lost a great deal of weight and kept it off for four years. She was skeptical about the finger tapping at first and said it really works. It is supposed to adjust the thinking in your mind.

Yesterday after church someone sent me home with a full plate of cookies and brownies. It would not be uncommon for me to devour half of a dozen cookies or more during the afternoon. I tried the thumb and finger press technique from the new show for this week broadcast at 9 PM Eastern or 7 PM Mountain. I decided to have one cookie and the rest are now in the freezer where they will remain until my wife and I eat them only one or two at a time after regular meals over the next few weeks.

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Yeah, I doubt the accupressure has much to do with it. Seems like it's introducing a simple habit that prompts reflection.

On another note, what do you all think of these kinds of shows? Education or exploitation?
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Yeah, I doubt the accupressure has much to do with it. Seems like it's introducing a simple habit that prompts reflection.

On another note, what do you all think of these kinds of shows? Education or exploitation?
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