From skwigg's journal: I was thinking about the book Naturally Thin as I was cleaning my plate and anticipating dessert. I realized I don't really do that "taste everything, eat nothing" approach anymore. Or, "you can have it all, just not all at once." No "skinny girl" portions for me, thanks. I get hungry and I eat until I'm fully satisfied, which is generally not after four bites, or half a sandwich, or one french fry. I don't scoop my bagels, discard buns, or eat partial cupcakes, and I'm becoming iffy on sharing. LOL I think when I first read Naturally Thin , I really needed all of those little tips and tricks so that I could allow myself to try eating what I actually wanted instead of ordering skinless chicken and vegetables by default. I'm grateful for the book because that was a huge and scary leap for me. Being able to go anywhere and eat anything meant freedom! But now that I'm confident in my my body's ability to maintain, and I'm not trying to eat as little as possible, "downsizing" is much less relevant. I may need a meal to last 7-12 hours. I'm also far less concerned with what other people might think. I used to want to be...dainty or something. Now, if someone comments on how much I eat, I tell them that I'm a werewolf.