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Old 06-24-2009, 09:08 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ailidh View Post
I don't have cues either, so stick to calorie counting and 3 meals plus 1-2 snacks a day. Not only does it keep me losing, it is gradually helping me to learn a bit about cues but it also has taken the 'treat' element out of food. I don't mean I don't enjoy my food, boy, I certainly do!, but food mostly has its proper place for me now, i.e. fuel, not antidote to life.
Thank you to everyone for the input. I was surprised how many of you said that you don't rely on hunger to tell you when to eat. It seems counterintuitive. But, your success is evidence that preventative, healthy eating is important. I also really appreciated what Ailidh said regarding taking the "'treat' element out of food". This is a really big issue for me and I never really thought of eating preventatively to handle this. I just need to keep in mind that when I am feeling in need of self-care or deserving of a reward that I do deserve it, but food won't serve it!

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