The Pleasure Scale

At the suggestion of a friend on My Food Diary, bought and read The Donut Whisperer: I’ve tried it all now what.  It was worth the $15.  The premise is simple: to lose weight you must eat less. To consistently eat less, you need to not feel deprived. So eat what you love and never eat it all. And remind yourself another yummy meal is just a few hours away. 

Instead of eating to a hunger scale, it was recommended to eat to the pleasure scale.  I don’t have the book with me so I’m going to wing it here:

10 – close your eyes and swoon 

9 – everything is smiling good

8- yummy in my tummy

7 – mm mm good

6 – good

5 – ok

4 – meh

3 – blah

2- why am I eating this

1 – ugh

The goal is to start at 9 or 10 and choose to stop between 6 & 7. 


About Maura

an erstwhile former weight management blogger writing about life without diet should's and should not's filter.
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2 Responses to The Pleasure Scale

  1. Zazamataz says:

    I really like this idea. I’ve stood outside myself and watched me eat food I didn’t want to the point of feeling over-full because I enjoyed the taste and of course I would never be able to eat it again. What? Where’s the logic in that.

    I like that this isn’t just a full/not full question, that can be hard to tell. But how much pleasure you’re getting from the food is separate thing and really worth exploring.


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