well I started the naturally thin thing about 18 months ago. I started out on the feasting stage. everyone whose been dieting on and off for alot of years ends in a feast.
I would say after about 2 months of eating high quality with there still being cravings for the junk too the cravings gradually changed to where I would buy a half gallon of ice cream and 3 months later it would still be there unopened.
I was still eating junk at first, the difference I would try to fill up on high quality first like cereal 1 percent or 2 percent milk, peanut butter, leaner meats spegetti was one of my favorites.
if the craving was still there then I would indulge and go on.
once I reached my highest weight, weight that was stopped at the set point ( I could tell I reached the set point because my appeitite changed, i craved ice cream very little, I was then starting to eat normally amounts of food, but still frequently through out the day.
I was craving the higher quality foods, but vegies cravings didn't happen until I would say a year of eating the other higher quality foods.
HIgh quality real foods Peanut butter and all the nuts and seeds all dairy and leaner meats. all breads the whole grains are better, soups whatever your body is craving that is not a pleasure food like pie and cake.
though you can eat them too it just is better to get over with the weight gain and plataue to keep the quality high as you can and never ever count caloires or measure or use any portion control. your hunger tells you whether to stop, not your diet training.
the point is you have to show your body that famines do not occur. this can only come about with satisfying the hunger whenever it strikes regardless of the time and not waiting over 10 minutes or so after the hunger hits to eat .
excessive hunger must be avoided at all times. this type hunger is a desperation and it signals famine to a famine sensitive individual.
craving vegies and not having cravings for junk is my cue that I am getting ready to start the losing phase. my body is starting to get the message that I will feed it whatever it wants ins the amount is wants and the cravings for junk only occur if I don't eat enough of the real foods.
So I am waiting patiently. so it took about a year of plataueing before the cravings for salads became very intense, I mean not a mild craving here but an intense I got to have it or I will diecraving. also junk food has lost most of it's appeal and I hardly think about junk anymore.
what you do or not do in life will program your body for good or for bad