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A Viscount’s diet

Lords, Ladies, Viscounts and thin people don’t usually need to go on diets so why does the rest of the population and why hasn’t anyone spread the word to say how we can lose weight without dieting. “Oh yes – we can!”

There are three simple rules to a Viscount’s diet … remember thin people take smaller mouthfuls, they chew for far, far, far longer …

When placing food into your mouth put less onto your fork or spoon – and once your stomach feels full – never continue eating!

  • Take one-quarter of the amount of food that you normally place into your mouth each time before …
  • Chewing each small mouthful slowly for FORTY times before swallowing
  • Have one small wineglass of water half-an-hour before each meal and one small wineglass of water half-an-hour after each meal

It is useful to use a simple rhyme rather than count each chew such as:

“The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat. They took some honey and plenty of money wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above as he sang by a small guitar, “Oh – lovely Pussy, Oh – Pussy my love – what a beautiful Pussy you are, you are, you are – what a beautiful Pussy you are!”

A person who chooses a rhyme of more than forty words will be less inclined to cheat and swallow their food before it has had a chance to begin the digestion process. Food needs saliva, which contains digestive enzymes. A mouth is similar to a cake mixer, food processor, blender - it is designed to slowly crush each mouthful into a paste before passing it on to the stomach. This is vital not only for the brain  to register that we have eaten but also to tell us when our bodies have had enough and our stomachs are full. People who don’t allow this process - feel hungry for a large portion of the day. They may suffer with wind, headaches, stomach aches, indigestion, depression and a variety of other complaints.

We are taught how to do so many things but rarely is any time given to teach us the correct way to eat. It is vital to eat properly to maintain a healthy weight … the population of the world is getting fatter and fatter. Emphasis is placed on education … people, in general are learning more but no-one is teaching the most important thing of all … how to eat properly, how to masticate (chew) food – best practise for us all to become healthy and remain healthy …

So … if you need to lose weight -


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Me And Craig said...

I remember when I was a child, my mom always telling us to "slow" down when we were eating.
I think that is the problem today - Everyone is in a hurry ...
Dinner time used to be something the family enjoyed and lingered over!

Jan from BetterSpines said...

Thanks Polly, you are so right. Since I have slowed my eating down, it amazes me how people just scoff their food. We both eat slowly and deliberately. Not necessarily 40 chews, though! Unfortunately, still not skinny.

philly5113 said...

Thanks Polly for this reminder. I heard this before and from good source but as fast paced as my life is, I never got a chance to slow down. The fact is my brother who was the slowest eater I knew growing up was the slimmest one in the family.

Dorothy L said...

I have always advised women when they ask me how to lose weight....to eat half of everything they normally eat at each meal.
It is the simplest and easiest weight loss plan to maintain. Too many people are turned off by these so called diets that come with instruction booklets:)
Slow down...chew, chew , chew and eat only half. The old rule of thumb that you must eat every crumb on your plate is not going to cut it:)

Remember...you are what you eat as well:)