After coming off of the gazillionth diet and losing 50 pounds in 2001 it became apparent to me that things had to change in my life.
I started spying on thin people, monitoring their behavior in restaurants and social gatherings, watching what they did so I too, could be a “real” thin person (not just look like one on the outside). I watched my sister, a thin person her entire life, to see what she did. I started practicing what Gwen Shamblin, “Weigh Down Workshop,” calls, “acting like a thin eater.”
Here’s a few things I found out in my sleuthing:
1) Thin people don’t eat all the food on their plates.
2) Thin people don’t eat food they don’t like.
3) Thin people usually exercise.
4) Thin people monitor their weight.
5) Although thin people like food, they don’t drool, dream or make dates with food.
6) Thin people do not feel obligated to “get their money’s worth at the buffet,” and overeat at the Golden Corral.
7) Thin people listen to their “full” signals — and stop eating when they hear them.
That was a good place to start, I thought, and together with all my favorite tips from the gazillion diets that I had been on, I have been able to keep the 50 pounds off, acting like a thin person. And I even still look like one on the outside.
Next: Think like a thin person