Literally it just dawned on me the other day that I do in fact now eat like a thin person! (in my opinion anyway!)
Let me expand...
(FYI been on mfp for over 3 years, maintaining for about a year)
For me now :-
1) It's second nature to choose the right kinds of foods. I fill up firstly on protein and fibre that way I'm never feeling hungry between meals.
2) I stop when I'm full even if that means leaving quarter of the food on my plate still. At all meals, (excluding breakfast cos I love my boiled eggs so much lol), I leave food on the plate, it's not that I mean to, it's that I get full before I realise it and stop eating. Perhaps my brain just let's me know that I'm full quicker these days :-D
3) If its calorific and doesn't taste absolutely wonderful, then one bite is enough. (I no longer eat something just for the sake of it) I could tell you about countless times when I take a bite out of say a delicious dessert or a pastry and think 'meh it's ok but I don't want/need any more...' -
I think this is main reason why I no longer have to count calories.... along with the fact that I'm pretty darned active lol
Anyway I just felt like sharing and wondered how others felt their thought processes had changed as they lost weight etc :-)