I feel so blessed by my recovery experience. I don't binge, don't restrict quantities of food, my relationships and self-esteem and productivity have improved, and I've lost weight. I wound up halfway between my anorexic and bulimic weight.
But when I re-read the e-book, I identify more with stage 2 than stage 3. I eat what I want, but I plan the timing of my my meals each day and keep a general calorie count. Should I try for stage 3? Are better things waiting for me if I do intuitive eating? I'd love to hear from anyone, but especially those with 2+ years of recovery. My life is so great. My biggest food complaint relates to socializing. I eat 6 times per day, which means I eat smaller dinners than my friends. It frustrates me. Also, I wonder if my careful food monitoring might be impeding my joy or creativity. What do you think??? Should I go for it??