Hey guys, I just found that article and I really want to share it with you.
The topic sounded a little misleading as it's another diet article but here are written the main principles of EATING RIGHT - FEELING GOOD I have found out myself the hard way. It's beautifully explained how to ENJOY FOOD, NOT RESTRICT and LISTEN TO YOUR BODY NEEDS so you feel good. I hope you find it helpful.
Learn how to change the way you think about food.
Most people think that being naturally thin means eating whatever you want, with out gaining weight. So I guess it goes with out saying that not being naturally thin is eating what you want, and gaining weight. And that's exactly right. A naturally thin person is thin with out dieting or unreasonable restrictions, and with out exercising 5 hours a day in order to eat junk food and still stay slim.
But the difference between being naturally thin, and not, isn't having an amazing metabolism or awesome genes. The difference is in how a naturally thin person interprets what they want.
Some people have been naturally thin their whole lives, and some people have had to learn how to be naturally thin. It's definitely possible, but it does take some practice, and some old habits have to be broken... which can take some time.
How do you become a naturally thin person? Sure, you have to eat like one... but first you have to think like one.
- I Love Food.
A naturally thin person loves food. They love food so much, they don't want to end up hating it, and themselves, after they've eaten way too many Milk Duds. They know that food is there to enjoy, to feel at home, to bring people around a table, and most of all, food just tastes good (well, hopefully). They know that they won't enjoy the delicious fudge brownies at the end of a meal if they have eaten a second serving of mashed potatoes. They know that if they are too full, every bite of desert will hurt, and they won't concentrate on how good it tastes.
- I Want to Feel Great After Eating.
Naturally thin people don't just want to avoid eating so much they feel sick. They want to feel great after eating. This is why they eat until they are 3/4th the way full. Most people don't actually think about the percentage of full-ness that they have achieved, but that's about how full they feel when they stop eating; and for someone trying to become naturally thin, that's a good way to think about it. Depending on the type of food you're eating, you may stop when you're 3/4ths the way full, but then feel 100% full 30 minutes later. That's the main idea behind trying not to wait til after you're stuffed. A naturally thin person knows that their body's ingrained desire is to feel full, so they just remind themselves while eating, that just because they stop, doesn't mean they wont get that feeling in a few minutes. And if they stop for a few minutes, and still don't feel satisfied, they can always eat a few more bites.
-I Love Food, and Want the Best.
A naturally thin person doesn't necessarily think about calories the way a dieter might, but they do recognize what is healthy and what is unhealthy. They know that eating a cookie is not something they should be eating after every meal, or even every day... so that's why, when the craving strikes, and they know they want a cookie- it better be a freaking awesome cookie. No three day old sugar cookies, or substitute store-bought brownies. If the situation allows, they will go to their favorite bakery, and buy their favorite cookie, and eat as much of it as satisfies their craving. Cause when you sub brownies for the cookie you desire, you may find yourself eating more desert than you needed or wanted to fill your craving. And why would you want to 'waste' the calories on something you didn't truly want?
- I Will Enjoy Going Out to Eat with My Friends.
A naturally thin person wants to fully enjoy going out to eat with their friends, with out feeling guilty for eating pizza or sticking to just eating salad. They plan on going out by eating differently throughout the day. They know that eating a falafel sandwich with fries for lunch before a pizza dinner would make them feel full and heavy. So they eat lighter meals, and maybe a couple light snacks to tide them over before dinner. That's not to say that later that night they eat 5 slices of pizza... they still keep in mind how full they feel and how full they want to feel.
- I Love Food, But Not in That Way.
Naturally thin people love food, and enjoy food, but they don't expect more from their food than it can actually give. They know that food has it's place of nourishment, fun, and nostalgia, but it's not something to do when you're bored, and it's not medicine for feeling lonely or having a bad day. People who aren't naturally thin may start to subconsciously notice that food is always 'there' for them when they're sad, or bored, or angry. So why would someone want to give up their comforting food? Because naturally thin people have found something that is more comforting, that can fill the emotional void that food can't: themselves. They know that food does an awesome job at being food, but it can't be a crutch for bad feelings. They've learned to love themselves, and want what's truly best for themselves. They know that feeling great about their healthy body is what they really want, so food can't come first.
-Sometimes I Make Food 'Mistakes'.
Naturally thin people don't always eat perfectly. They don't always choose salad over a falafel sandwich and fries cause they know they're going out later. They don't always stop eating before they're stuffed, and they don't always eat just the one cookie they needed to satisfy their craving. Sometimes they even eat five servings of Ben and Jerry's after they get dumped. But because most of the time, they truly listen to their body and their mind, and eat in tune to what makes them feel great- they can really recognize how bad it feels to overeat, and they can use that time they overate as a little reminder.
Now, just because it's not impossible to learn how to be a naturally thin person, doesn't you can just change how you think about food overnight. Becoming naturally thin is the goal, but breaking old habits is key to successfully integrating good ones.