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The Shangri-La Diet => General => Topic started by: Victoria on May 21, 2006, 04:56:48 PM

Title: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: Victoria on May 21, 2006, 04:56:48 PM
I went to a confirmation party today, held at an Italian restaurant.  It was an amazing experience.  There were seven courses - from antipasto through dessert, plus wonderful bread and butter and wine.  At these types of affairs, I usually worry about eating too much and then either overeat or leave feeling deprived.  Today was a completely different experience.  As each course was served, I ate a few bites, enjoyed every morsel, and had room for more.  I ate more of the dishes I really liked, less of the ones that were just okay.  I finished the meal feeling completely satisfied and happy, yet ate MUCH less than everyone else at the table, yet it wasn't intentional!  That's really the best part.  I am not intentionally holding myself back or trying to reign in my appetite.  I really ate exactly what I wanted and no more.  It's so weird!  I wasn't focused on the food for a change.  It was very enjoyable, but I wasn't obsessed with wanting it/not wanting it/overeating/undereating and feeling deprived and resentful, etc., etc.  I focused on my friends and the great conversation, and the food was just...background.  It was there.  It was delicious.  But it wasn't in control of my afternoon - I was.  I don't think this has ever happened to me before.  I feel so self-conscious writing this, but honestly, I didn't TRY to do any of this.  It just happened naturally.

I am so happy right now.
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: Lyn on May 21, 2006, 05:00:00 PM
That's fabulous! WTG!

I turned my husband on this this... I have 50+ lbs to lose and he only has about 20 or so to lose. For dinner tonight, we grilled and split a steak, split a potato, each had one slice of French bread, and green beans. Our daughters had ice cream and neither of us had room! :D

Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: jzkc on May 21, 2006, 05:07:15 PM
Way to go, Victoria!  Gives you lots of confidence in winning the battle over food, doesn't it?  I have to go to a convention in two weeks.  I'm going to remember your experience and use it to guide myself!
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: Denise on May 21, 2006, 07:16:29 PM
When you have experiences like that, it really brings home the point of the name of the diet.
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: Seena on May 22, 2006, 08:49:42 AM
Is this placebo effect? A mind game? Do I care?

I was in the bulk food store yesterday. Saw the dark chocolate covered almonds, went to buy some and then thought "do I really want them?". The voice in my head said "Nah, not really...". I didn't buy them. Felt good.

The voice in my head has never, ever said that before.  :shock:
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: Denise on May 22, 2006, 10:51:40 AM
Yeah, it's kind of like, "Who is this strange thin person in my head?"
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: Eraserhead on November 12, 2006, 12:48:09 AM
Denise, just wanted to tell you that you have described it perfectly when you say "who is this strange thin person in my head?". 

Did you ever see the Flintstones episode where an alien takes over Fred's body and his personality completely changes?  It reminds me of that.

Still can't get over how this "diet" seems to actually change the way you think about food!
This could be just the tip of the iceburg - can changing our diet in other ways get rid of other compulsive behaviors?  Something to think about!
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: popsta on November 12, 2006, 01:29:17 AM
That's the great thing with this Victoria. You don't have to try to change anything. It just happens. Brilliant isn't it?
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: CarolS on November 12, 2006, 06:29:23 AM
Had a similar experience yesterday - what do call those choc covered pretzels - flipz?  Anyway - love those - but when i saw there were 5 servings in one small bag - changed my mind - and it was no big deal.
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: sammie on November 12, 2006, 06:32:47 AM
I went to a confirmation party today, held at an Italian restaurant.  It was an amazing experience.  There were seven courses - from antipasto through dessert, plus wonderful bread and butter and wine.  At these types of affairs, I usually worry about eating too much and then either overeat or leave feeling deprived.  Today was a completely different experience.  As each course was served, I ate a few bites, enjoyed every morsel, and had room for more.  I ate more of the dishes I really liked, less of the ones that were just okay.  I finished the meal feeling completely satisfied and happy, yet ate MUCH less than everyone else at the table, yet it wasn't intentional!  That's really the best part.  I am not intentionally holding myself back or trying to reign in my appetite.  I really ate exactly what I wanted and no more.  It's so weird!  I wasn't focused on the food for a change.  It was very enjoyable, but I wasn't obsessed with wanting it/not wanting it/overeating/undereating and feeling deprived and resentful, etc., etc.  I focused on my friends and the great conversation, and the food was just...background.  It was there.  It was delicious.  But it wasn't in control of my afternoon - I was.  I don't think this has ever happened to me before.  I feel so self-conscious writing this, but honestly, I didn't TRY to do any of this.  It just happened naturally.

I am so happy right now.
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I had a similar experience at a huge restaurant feasty feast a couple of weeks ago.  I was beaming as I walked out - the FREEDOM, to taste and enjoy but not obsess or over-indulge, it's incredible.  I feel so European (and I'm not!  At least not in the last 100 years!) in my food-snobbishess - I only eat it if it's fresh and delicious.  Otherwise, eh, don't need it.  Heaven!!!
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: CarolS on November 12, 2006, 06:36:16 AM
Wow we're all turning into major food don't want to say the word  :D  Yeah it is cool - being able to be 'discerning'  :)
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: sandywings on November 12, 2006, 06:36:48 AM
I only eat it if it's fresh and delicious.  Otherwise, eh, don't need it.  Heaven!!!

Good point - who needs noseclipping?  LOL
Title: Re: Wonderful experience at a party!
Post by: Terri on November 12, 2006, 07:21:36 PM
The focus of the party is definitely not the food anymore! Love it!
Terri