How To Be Smart About This
It may seem confusing because I am telling you to “turn off ” your brain and listen to your body. But let me emphasize that your brain is important, in other ways, as you develop your Healthy Thin Mentality.
Here is how:
Don’t use your brain to decide if you are hungry. Use your brain to notice what kinds of eating satisfies you the best.
For example, use your brain to notice that if you eat more slowly, you are better at noticing when your hunger is gone. This may sound similar to “diet advice.”
But the perspective is different.
I am simply telling you that while you are learning about your hunger, you may need some training wheels. If you eat quickly, you may not notice your hunger has been answered and it is time to stop. But, once you establish your healthy thin mentality, eat according to your natural rhythms.
I eat really quickly. So what? Most “nutritionists” would say eating quickly is bad for me. I say, “Whatever!”
Since I have lived with my healthy thin mentality for 20 years, after dieting for DECADES, I am really in tune with my body and I can eat fast, which I simply enjoy, and know when I have had enough.
But, for you novices, it may help to slow down at first, until you familiarize yourself with how much food you need to answer hunger. Notice that I never say, “Until you are full.” Because… being “full” is not the goal. Being “full” is now a feeling that I avoid because it feels awful.
Feeling good is when I am hunger neutral. I am a zero on the hunger scale. But I am also a zero on the “full” scale.
It is a very happy place to be.