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Home Cooks: Does intuitive eating work for you?



  • GrizzledSquirrelGrizzledSquirrel Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
    Anecdotally, you’d think there was some correlation. However, I cook 90% of my meals from scratch. The rest are eaten in restaurants when I socialise (i.e not cos I don’t want to cook) and I’m overweight.

    So, my point is that you can get overweight on “whole foods” just as you can on palm oil.

    The reference your Mum makes to “her day” will also include other factors such as more manual jobs (less mechanized, even housework), less reliance on cars and probably a more frugal attitude to food in general (food was precious and you just had less on your plate).
  • Hilogirl2018Hilogirl2018 Posts: 438Member Member Posts: 438Member Member
    I've lost almost 30 lbs since March eating restaurant meals 4 times a week, on average. I find it much easier in the weight loss phase to eat this way rather than all the delicious home-cooked foods I can easily indulge in. I'm actually learning how to transition to more homemade meals now that I'm closer to maintenance because I've mastered eating outside the home.

    It's interesting that we're all so different in our approaches: whereas someone else mentioned they'd skip the hassle of baking cinnamon buns, I'm the type who'd love to make the buns myself and then feel I 'deserved' to eat more than one (but would never buy more than one from a bakery).
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