Thin Dieter Versus Thin Mentality

I really appreciate all the Facebook comments.  And when people offer differing opinions, it is an opportunity for me to clarify my message.

One comment today was that naturally thin people are not always so carefree about what they eat.

I think you are mistaking  “thin dieters” for “naturally thin people.”  They are completely different.

And you are right that those “thin dieters” are not carefree at all because they are rigidly tracking every bite they consume!   They are part of that very small group of people (less than 5%) who are able to lose weight and keep it off by adhering to diet rules for the rest of their lives.

If that is how you want to be thin, despite constant yo-yo weight gain and loss, then that is your choice.   That is a choice I made myself… for decades.

I am telling you that there is a better way:

It IS possible to be thin and have a carefree, even joyful, relationship with food.


You must build your thin mentality where food isn’t the enemy and you work with your body instead of against it.  By reconnecting with the natural hunger, craving and satiety rhythms of your biology, you won’t have to worry about what to eat, when and how much.

You will simply tune into your body.  That is why I describe Naturally Thin people as carefree about eating. That is not to say that they aren’t picky.  But they don’t worry.  The know that whenever they are hungry, they can satisfy themselves with whatever they are craving.