The second step in the seven steps to permanent weight control is Use a starch-based eating strategy. For the past several weeks each Saturday I have posted a section from chapter 7 of my book, Becoming Slender For Life.

Starch has had a bad rap in the crazy days of Atkins and Paleo. But, the evidence over the past 100 years shows that the healthiest and most slender people have primarily eaten a diet of rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beans.

Since 1990, Slender For Life™ Weight Loss Hypnosis has supported hundreds of people with a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Hypnosis for weight loss can work for you too. Call or email me now and schedule your FREE weight loss hypnosis consultation.


The seven steps to permanent
weight control

Becoming Slender For Life

Use a starch-based eating strategy

The healthiest source of calories are complex carbohydrates. This body fuel is burned up immediately. Fats, on the other hand, are usually turned into body fat. A medium size banana and one tablespoon of peanut butter each have about 100 calories. The banana however is 96 percent carbohydrate with almost no fat. The peanut butter is 72 percent fat and only 12 percent carbohydrate. When you make starch (potatoes, rice, corn, etc.) the center of your meals instead of beef, pork,
chicken, turkey or fish, you begin a vital step in becoming slender and healthy for probably a much longer life.

If you make your larger meals from one third to one half starch and the rest of your plate is filled with delicious fresh vegetables and smaller amounts of fruit, then:

  • You will not be hungry.
  • You may eat as much as you want.
  • You will have increased energy.
  • You will release weight quickly and easily.

Should you have a dislike for any of the recommended foods, make sure you review the hypnotic suggestions at the end of Chapter Five for help and the section on Page 163. Sure, some of us are never going to enjoy cauliflower, and that’s fine-as long as there are plenty of other vegetables you are eating every day. Also refer back to the exercise on Page 108 in Chapter Four, which is very effective at changing food preferences.

Read the books, The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight loss by Dr. John McDougall and Breaking the Food Seduction by Dr. Neal Barnard. They are available in the weight loss category here:

Go online to and to for more healthy eating information and for great recipes. Be sure to check out the recipe links in the back of this book.

Becoming Slender For Life, Pages 207 – 208

Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:

I only choose to put healthy food into my body.

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