BLT Theory for Weight Control Patients

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A favorite topic that always gets a positive response for Jeannette Esposito is the BLT theory: bites, licks and tastes.


Her clients become aware of all the mindless food that enters their mouths. They start with a snack-sized bag and every time they eat or are about to eat a BLT they make a note and put it in the bag. Some people use pennies or paper clips instead of the note. It’s great to see them add up. Jeannette’s clients show the progression from snack-sized to lunch-sized to gallon-sized bags. The best part of this topic is the results they have when they become aware of this habit. Jeannette usually has a super-sized trash bag on her desk with “BLT” written on it for a visual effect.

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