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Add A Carrot Diet

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.

Is it possible that consistent moderate weight loss could reliably result from a diet as simple as eating more carrots? Yes!

The basic rule of this diet is to add a carrot (varied with other low calorie "rabbit-food") at or near the beginning of every meal. Why should this work? This works because a bulky carrot at or near the meal's beginning leaves no room in the stomach at the meal's end for the extra ice-cream or cheesecake. That saves perhaps 500 calories a day, which translates to a weight loss of about a pound a week.

The same result could be obtained by consuming any other low-calorie vegetable, singly or in combination: radishes, cucumbers, turnips, jicama, zucchini, tomatoes, celery, mushrooms, dill pickles, etc. Low-calorie vegetable juices from your own juicer or from the market would also produce the same results. Soup is another possibility, provided it is low-calorie, like a consomme. Even plain water at the beginning of a meal will tend to create a full feeling in the stomach sooner in the meal. This will reduce the amount of food consumed at the end.

One vital ingredient in most successful weight loss programs is the image in your mind of a slimmer you.

Getting Started on Your Add-A-Carrot Diet. (1)Stock up on low-calorie food items, avoiding those specific foods, perhaps broccoli, which you remember Mom trying hard to get you to eat, and (2)Create a reward system for yourself, perhaps small shells on a kitchen shelf, such that a new shell appears on that shelf every time you eat a bulky low-calorie food at or near the beginning of a meal. (For more about rewards, see Appendix E.) At the end of a week, count the number of shells.

This add-a-carrot diet will not work if psychological problems, lack of exercise or addictive food allergies cause your overweight difficulties. It likely will be effective if your extra pounds are primarily the result of poor habits.You have nothing to lose, however, from the attempt at such a diet. An added benefit is that this diet can help to change your eating patterns in the direction of lower-fat, higher-fiber food items. Most overweight people have high-fat eating patterns that need changing no matter what else causes their overweight conditions.

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