I did not see a thread for this and Im hoping its ok that I start one. Ive used every diet known to man and frankly, I need to get back to trusting my body. In the past 10 years Ive completely lost the ability to understand what my body needs due to external rules and artifical portion controls. I did loose 77lbs with a combo of exercise and dietary changes, making goal with Weight watchers but even WW became just another diet to me after a while. I obsessed about my journal, about points and AP. I would only exercise to earn AP and not for enjoyment. I cant live in that obsessed frame of mind so I threw it all out the window and now learning to read my bodies ques. Ive maintained my goal weight for about 6 weeks now. Ive legalized many foods that I wasnt eating because they were higher points (meaning I was depriving myself of some real foods like cheese and butter, I was using butter spray and fake cheese, not really enjoying the taste). It didnt matter that some fats are beneficial.. they were high in points and thats all I cared about. Im so glad Ive purged myself of that line of thinking. Ive also learned that my need to volume eat was due to my self induced obsession with food and THAT was created by thinking food/points/calories all the time. I have learned in the past month that I really dont need that much food. My stress level has deminished and Im so thankful for that. I have also been able to determine, by listening to my body, what makes me feel energetic and good, and what makes me feel sluggish and bad. That is how I determine what I want to eat.
So I hope we have others who refuse to ride the diet train any longer and learn how to listen to our bodies and give it what it needs at any given time, with any given food.
I wish to converse with others who are learning attune eating. My intention is to have a support thread for this like the others have for other things but not to debate plans or poo on various programs. I just know for *ME* I became obsessed because of all the rules and what not and for me, It had to go.
Thanks for listening