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Paul McKenna's I can make you thin

Did anyone tune into it today?
Anyone tried it?
Im thinking to try it for the next 5 weeks while it's on TLC, but I don't know how I would log If I eat what I want when I want.

Sun. Mar 16, 10:11pm

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I tried Paul Mckenna, I bought the book which came with the mind programming cd. I think it's a great program in theory, you just have to be a very analytical person for it to work. You have to do a lot of mind retraining before you get to the stage when you can actually eat what you want when you want. Also, whenever I used the CD I found I got REALLY hungry afterwards because he makes you create an image of your favorite foods! Good luck with it, I know someone who lost heaps with it and has kept it off. It just wasn't for me, I'm more of a doer than a thinker.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 7:50 AM

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I watched the show last night and it seems he has some really good points. Like how distracted I am when I eat.
I am looking forward to knowing the key behind not emoionally eating.
I can be full and still WANT to eat. How do you stop those behaviors?
I will be curious to see what he has to say in the coming weeks.
Thanks OP I was hoping someone would start a thread about it.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 1:45 PM

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Some of it is common sense stuff, and it is worth trying because it won't hurt your efforts or your body. I thought the experiment in the diner was interesting. I'll try adding his "rules" in this week.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 1:54 PM

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I am so disappointed I looked for it on the disc, health channel last nght I did not see it, are they replaying it if so what channel?

Monday, March 17, 2008, 3:39 PM

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pp here sorry just re-read op I now see it was on TLC..darn I was so looking forward to seeing it thought it was on another channel. Thanks for posting!

Monday, March 17, 2008, 3:50 PM

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I've got no TV. What is the main idea of the program?

Monday, March 17, 2008, 4:08 PM

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hey, OP here,
well first off you can check it out on
the main idea is 4 "golden rules" which are
1. Eat when ur hungry
2. Eat what u want
3. Eat consiously (put down fork and knife in between bites, chew at least 20 times, don't do anything while you're eating that might distract u like tv, reading ect.)
4. stop eating when ur moderatly full

Monday, March 17, 2008, 6:14 PM

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op - sounds like the winning combination to me! It sounds like a lot of what the Beck Solution is about and I loved that book - once you change your mindset it all gets so much easier.

Mind retraining is what a lot of people need - myself included! It's all this mindless (and emotional) eating we do that can get us into trouble.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 6:44 PM

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There are still 4 more weeks to come and he said he was going to talk about emotional eating next week and the following week dealing with cravings. I would assume that he will also recap what the previous week was about.
I loved the ideas and though they are common sense I don't do it.
I agree with the poster who thought the diner experience was interesting.
They had 6 people eat the same breakfast one day and everyone finished what was on their plate.
The next day they did the same but blindfolded them and no one finished their plates and they were full. Some leaving half behind.
I can see how it could work if you slow down enough to think. And feel what you are doing.
I thought it was funny when the one lady says well what if I am hungry 5 min later? Then go eat something. he said.
I tend to always think well I can't have this so I am going to eat as much as I can and get sick on it.
Crazy how we can train ourselves.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 10:25 PM

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I tried to slow down my eating today based on this premise where you won't eat as much, for me common sense but never really tried before. So anyway I slowed down and only ate half my cereal for breakfast, got hungry around 10 minutes later and pretty much finished it off. Ate as much before dinner as usual but at dinner I was full after just my salad and chicken. Totaled 1205 calories, was full but then the issue of emotional eating came about and I ate some cheddar rice cakes and skinny cow ice cream around 285 calories that just looked and sounded good. So will definitely watch next week to stop this bad behaviour.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 10:35 PM

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