From "Secrets of a Former Fat Girl" by Lisa Delaney ~ Really getting in touch with why you eat can help you start shutting down your appetite when its had enough. For instance, I bet you would say you eat because you like food. It makes you feel good. It comforts you when you're sad, tired, stressed, or lonely. And I believe you. But thats not the whole story.
Have you ever thought that on some level maybe you're using food to punish yourself, too? Your Fat Girl programming drives you to eat anything and everything, overriding all commonsense, all vanity, all ego, all the qualities you might respect in yourself..
Why else would you continue to eat when you know you're full, when you don't even like what you are putting into your mouth, when you know that what you're doing is unhealthy physically and emotionally?
I love food. I love reading about it, trying new dishes, and discovering new recipes and techniques. I have loved food since I was a kid. But for a long time I couldn't distinguish between a healthy passion for food and an unhealthy drive to eat. I used my love of food to justify abusing myself with it...
You need to start thinking about what you're putting into your mouth and what's in it for you...What matters more than how many fat grams it has or how many calories it paxks is why you're eating it.
Start asking; "What will (insert food here) do FOR me?"
You'll be surprised at how many times the answer is "Nothing."