Are you a Conscious or Unconscious Dieter. PODSNACKS/ArtoftheDiet 122 [Rebroadcast]

“If I know better than you know what I am up to, it is only because I spend more time with myself than you do.”

Daniel C. Dennett, Freedom Evolves

The Unconscious Diet.  Is there such a thing where one maintains their weight loss without having to think about it?

Apparently, yes.

I’m not one of them, mind you.  Nor have I ever met one.  Sorta like my meetings with extraterrestrials.  I think they exist but not from personal experience.

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THIS IS A REBROADCAST FROM ONE YEAR AGO, 2016. BUT, SINCE I'VE JUST STARTED THE NEW WW PROGRAM CALLED FREESTYLE (AND AM FINDING IT SURPRISINGLY EASY TO DO. SEE MY FACEBOOK/ARTOFTHEDIET UPDATES)  I REMAIN EXHIBIT A FOR THE OPPOSITE OF AN UNCONCIOUS DIETER AND SINCE IT IS DECEMBER 13, 2017 AND DOUG JONES IS THE WINNER IN ALABAMA,  BETWEEN THAT FACT AND FREESTYLE, MY STEP IS A BIT LIGHTER AND HOPE MAY STILL BE ALIVE FOR MAN AND WOMANKIND. ANYWAY, BACK TO THE ARTICLE FROM THE NYTIMES FROM A YEAR AGO THAT PROMPTED THIS PODCAST.

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But, I’m told in a article in the NYTIMES this week that they do, in fact, exist.  Along with several other categories of “weight-loss plans that worked.”  AND, that obesity is not just ONE disease but many diseases, sorta like cancer.

Oh, to be an unconscious one in more ways than one.

But, if I were one of the unconscious ones, I’d write “The Unconscious Diet Book” and sit back and let the money roll in.

But, I’m not one of them but I can discuss this article in some depth in this episode of PODSNACKS/ Art of the Diet, so you can figure out where you may be in these categories.

Having to do this podcast weekly forces me to think more than I’d like to about this issue, yet, I also know if I don’t think about it, if I’m not conscious that this is my challenge on a daily basis,  the regain train will stop at my door.

So, As Daniel C. Dennett suggests. “If I know better than you know what I am up to, it is only because I spend more time with myself than you do.”

So, let’s deck those halls and talk about diets, cancer, drugs, counting, combating as we head into the holidays, shall we?

It’s still better than a political conversation.

And, PS. I end on my final review of “This is Us” the TV program that everyone seems to love..except me.  Warning! Skunk at lawn party approaching.

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