There Is No Such Thing as a Fattening Food!

Can a medical doctor be saying that there is no such thing as a fattening food? Yes! I’m Edward Marshall, MD, aka Dr. Ed, the Problem Solver, and that’s what I am saying. Why? Because it’s the truth, and truth counts.

I have spent years studying and interviewing naturally slim people who have never, ever had a weight problem. They never weigh themselves or count calories. They always eat exactly what they are in the mood for, unless they can’t get it. In that case, they eat the items they are able to get that please them the most at that time.

Here’s the catch! They only eat when they are physically hungry. They don’t eat as a hobby, to clean their plate, to manage stress or for boredom.They are very body conscious people, and they respond to a full bladder or an urge to have a bowel movement by going to the bathroom, they rest when they’re tired, they exercise when they feel that need, and they rest or sleep when they’re tired or sleepy. They listen to their bodies. and when they feel their stomach growling with hunger pangs, that’s when they eat! When that hungry feeling is gone, they stop eating, except for the very rare occasion when an item is so delicious that they are concerned they may never get that type of food that tastes that good ever again.

Obese people eat for all the other reaons: as a hobby, to clean their plates, because the food is available, to ease stress, for boredom, etc. Obese people rarely if ever notice physical hunger pangs, for two reasons: They don’t wait for hunger in order to start eating, and they don’t pay attention to hunger pangs anyway. They are not aware of the hunger body cues that slim people are sensitive to.

So, if you’re hungry, and in the mood for a calorie dense food, such as cake or ice cream, or French fries, but you only eat the amount it takes for the hunger symptoms to be gone, and you stop eating while you are comfortable and you’re very sensitive to being full and refuse to get full, guess what! Calories don’t count. There is no such thing as a fattening food.

Of course, naturally slim people usually avoid foods that they believe don’t agree with them, that they’re allergic to, or that would be bad for their health. They often get in the mood for healthy foods. Why not? They know they can have whatever they are in the mood for as long as they are body-hungry at the time, so why not eat healthy foods when that’s what they want at some of those hungry times?

My book, The Marshall Plan for lifelong Weight Control, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1991, first explained most of the above.

Finally, I learned to copy those “normal eaters”, the lifelong slim people. I used to eat for boredom and stress, I was raised to clean my plate. These days I eat potato and other chips, candy, chocolate, ice cream, nuts, pizza, cookies, etc., or at least most of these food types, every single day! While doing that I lost my 35 extra pounds and I keep them off! I also eat healthy foods. And, I don’t eat foods that I don’t like (I would if I would starve otherwise, and that’s what the naturally slim people also do).

My Guide for Overweight, available on the STORE page, is a self-help Guide that makes use of THe BEST System.The Introduction to the BEST System is FREE on the STORE page. The Guide fo Overweight is $9, or $15 for as many of my Guide titles as you wish, and there is nothing else to buy.

If you, or someone you know, needs to and wants to lose weight, you, or that other person, will no doubt believe you won’t be able to do this. Too scary. And, if it works, it means you could have been slim your whole life, and you might feel guilty about that. Hey! Why not get real and get real results now! As you may know, dieting and exercise only work long-term for about 5% of overweight people. Why not eat the normal way that naturally slim folks do?

Thank you for your attention to this Blog.
Your friendly problem solver,
Dr. Ed Marshall

6 thoughts on “Is the Inspiration for

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  2. I want to tank you DR ED for sharing this benificial experience with us, I foud it reely helpful and hope giving ….
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    1. Mari,
      Sorry I had trouble getting notified about comment messages sent to me, such as yours. If you still need the information,
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