his diet Hawks calls "intuitive power" and sincerely believe that the US can lose weight, if no longer viewed as diet and begin to pay more attention to themselves and whether they are really hungry.The professor said that a huge amount of surrounding himself with a bad food, it loses traction to these products as something forbidden and desired.
«Diet without diet" requires strict compliance with only one rule: eat only when you are hungry.Do not eat chocolate when you are sad and want to indulge on sweets.Do not take a huge dish of fajitas at a restaurant just because everyone else took.
«One of the advantages of intuitive power lies in the fact that you always consume foods that you really like ... If you have a physical need to eat, you take it.And desire is eroding.If I limit myself to hold back I would be much more difficult. "
Own Hawks losing weight since 1989, when he wanted to change jobs and leave from the University of North Carolina to Utah, his home state.But the fat man weighing about
few years, using a variety of ways, he occasionally lost weight and then gained weight again."Of course you lose weight during a diet, but you are doomed to withstand the enormous pressure on the part of the body's own", - the professor says.
And because a few years later, once again gaining excess weight, Hawks decided to invent something new, to change the lifestyle.He did not feel guilty eating chips.Because he stopped eating when not hungry.
simple rule helped him slowly to lose weight, and it began to notice a colleague.His assistant Steven Peck, is also obese, he was one of the first."We both are very heavy, and it was hard to ignore.- He recalls.- In the beginning I was very skeptical about the idea that you can eat anything you want as long as you like.It sounds very funny. "
After 11 months, when Peck lost 16 kg, he became an ardent supporter of the "intuitive power."He notes that this diet is inherent in an important moment, not peculiar to the other: a built-in mechanism "samoizvineniya"."When disturbed another diet, you feel guilty all the time, and up to two weeks, you just need to get into the rhythm again.But here everything is easier. "
Hawks, who now heads the National Institute of own intuitive power, says the diet helps only partially.Its main merit is that it leads to a healthier lifestyle.
Professor holds the following analogy: a diet - it's like putting out a fire, and intuitive power - strategic management.
In a small study published in the American health education journal Hawks and his colleagues examined a number of students of his institute, and found that the apologists of "intuitive power" is usually not only weigh less but also less likely to get heart diseases.