The 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality
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In The 20/20 Diet, Dr. Phil McGraw identiﬁes seven reasons other diets fail people over and over again: hunger, cravings, feeling of restriction, impracticality and expense, boredom, temptations, and disappointing results or plateaus. Then, he addresses each of these roadblocks by applying the latest research and theories that have emerged since his last best seller on the same topic, The Ultimate Weight Solution. Dr. Phil and his team have created a plan that you can start following right now and continue working for the rest of your life. In this diet, readers will start by eating only 20 key ingredients, called the “20/20 Foods,” which theories indicate may help enhance your body’s thermogenesis and help you feel full. But that's just the beginning. This book explains why you haven't been able to lose the weight before, and empowers you with cognitive, behavioral, environmental, social and nutritional tools so you can ﬁnally reach your goal, and learn lifelong healthy habits to maintain those results.
Like I said, I’m not the first person to come up with a diet that works, but I do know that by combatting the Top Seven “Ugly Truths” about Dieting, I’ve reverse-engineered a way to help you meet your weight loss goals. I want you to have 20/20 vision every step of the way. No surprises or gimmicky tricks, just a clear-cut, doable plan that gives you results. In the next chapter, we’ll go over the basics of the plan so you know exactly what to expect. A DIET THAT DEFIES YOUR LOGIC Status quo,
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through your journey. Make a Date with the Grocery Store: Pull out your calendar and schedule a trip to the grocery store to purchase the 20/20 Foods before you begin Phase 1. Important: Go to the store after a meal so you’re not hungry and drooling over the junk food. Contract with Yourself You have already identified someone to whom you can be accountable for staying on the course toward your goal. But the most important person to whom you are accountable is you. All I’m asking you to do
parallel universe where you suddenly don’t want to eat anything except the foods listed here. But I don’t want you to experience the guilt commonly associated with “cheating” on a diet. Instead, I want you to get into the mindset of “sensible splurging.” Here’s how it works. Starting in Phase 2, you are allowed a sensible splurge once or twice a week. Studies show that people who know there is a splurge available to them tend to actually splurge less and be more successful on weight loss
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