Your body knows if you are overweight and, therefore, will call for a smaller amount of food if you have excess weight to lose for good health. Observing a Thin Eater who is in control over a 24-hour period is so helpful. Sometimes, in the course of one day, you will eat all of that during one meal. Sometimes you will eat smaller amounts and hunger will occur as many as four times a day. Basically, the smaller the amount of food you eat at each hunger, the more times your body will ask for food over the course of the day. Just obey the body and follow God’s lead for each meal—your body knows what you need. Also, do not worry about making a mistake. Just commit to immediately starting over by waiting for the next hunger.
Getting back to the Basics will help you focus and tune into this all-important relationship with God. As you are learning to eat regular foods, start with a small saucer/plate—or put these smaller half-size amounts on a normal plate. In Weigh Down, you must learn to slow down your eating for two reasons:
1. You will be able to taste each bite instead of inhaling it; you can savor the quality instead of quantity.
2. You remain in much better control and can detect fullness better when you eat more slowly.
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