Eat Whatever You Want

SALT LAKE CITY – When Steven Hawks is tempted by ice cream bars, M&Ms and toffee-covered almonds at the grocery store, he doesn’t pass them by. He fills up his shopping cart.

It’s the no-diet diet, an approach the Brigham Young University health science professor used to lose 50 pounds and to keep it off for more than five years.

Hawks calls his plan “intuitive eating” and thinks the rest of the country would be better off if people stopped counting calories, started paying attention to hunger pangs and ate whatever they wanted.

As part of intuitive eating, Hawks surrounds himself with unhealthy foods he especially craves. He says having an overabundance of what’s taboo helps him lose his desire to gorge.

There is a catch to this no-diet diet, however: Intuitive eaters only eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full.”

Aww, what fun is eating if you can’t just gorge yourself silly.

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  1. Jack's Shack December 5, 2005 at 1:30 am


    Your husband sounds like a smart man.




    Me too.

  2. anybody December 4, 2005 at 11:05 pm

    “You don’t have to be hungry to eat a chocolate donut,” my husband always says.

  3. Daled Amos December 4, 2005 at 8:32 pm

    Does the same idea work for those addicted to the internet?

  4. BarbaraFromCalifornia December 4, 2005 at 8:09 pm

    Sounds like a diet I could stick with, at least for quite a while!

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