I've watched two episodes of I Can Make You Thin with Paul McKenna so far. While the host very succinctly presents the principles of intuitive eating, the show could be edited down to about one minute instead of thirty.
People who have lost weight using these simple principles constantly remark how straight forward it was. The tv show really drags it out. The producers should provide more real-life stories to fill the time better.
Here's the summary so far:
1. When you are hungry: eat.
2. Eat what you want.
3. Eat consciously. Chew every bite thoroughly. No distractions while eating.
4. When you think you're full: stop. (You can eat again as soon as you are hungry.)
5. Before eating, have a glass of water. Often thirst is mistaken for hunger.
6. Ask yourself, Am I really hungry or do I just want to change the way I'm feeling right now?
7. Look up accupuncture points on the body. When stressed, repeatedly tap yourself on these areas for 5-10 seconds each. Rotate your eyes 360 degrees, clockwise and counter clockwise. You will feel less stressed after just a minute or so of doing this.
In other news, Rory Freedman, coauthor of Skinny Bitch was on CBC radio recently. You can hear the arguments/discussion here (scroll to the bottom of the page where Part 3 of the show is listed):
While I found the whole yo-be-atch slant to Skinny Bitch unsavory, I certainly had no issues with the evidence presented to support the vegan lifestyle. The Skinny Bitches are not raw foodists, however. They do indulge in vegan prepared foods which I personally find just about as junky as another prepared / processed foods and therefore prefer to avoid eating them. I do enjoy a good pro-vegan discussion though.