The technique of the paradoxical diet consists in asking the patient to succeed in renouncing pleasure by giving herself pleasure;
in the 3 main meals, she should only eat what she likes the most. The person will thus not have the perception that this food is as desirable as that and he will succeed in giving it up. Quality will surpass quantity. The second aspect is the regulation of the amount of food intake. In addition, she will have to eat during meals. It is also a limiting factor of the daily quantity. The person will begin by consuming hyper calories; afterwards, she will reassume the food her body needs, which will lead to a healthier relationship with food. Of course, this technique must be practiced as part of a therapy by combining other techniques and practicing an activity not with the aim of burning calories, but based on pleasure because otherwise the person will tend to give up.