If you were thin in your youth, but overweight in adulthood, are you aware of what changed?
I can remember not being able to eat one bite more when I was full. It made me feel nauseas and I dreaded that feeling. Now, I can keep on eating, and just feel stuffed, but not nauseas, I would have to overeat way more to get to that point now. I never ate something just because it was a treat. I didn’t eat a cookie only because I liked it, I had to be hungry also.
I remember in my teens learning how to eat more. I was dating a guy who thought my portions were crazy small, and my portion sizes began to increase, and I began to be able to eat more without feeling terrible. He was overweight by the way. I think this was one major turning point. The other change that happened was in my 30’s I started eating when bored or upset. As a child I would lose my appetite in those situations. Plus, my mind did not go to food often when I was a kid, it was low on my list of things to do, even though I always enjoyed a yummy meal.