It's really interesting to read everyone's responses! I'll join in, too
These are some of my favorite foods: French toast, nut butters, apples, pears, dark chocolate, Greek yogurt, oatmeal, Weetabix, muesli, burgers, sweet potato fries, tempeh, steak, rotisserie chicken, bacon, frozen mangos, scones, brown rice, naan, butter chicken, palak paneer, tiramisu, cake, grilled cheese sandwiches, peanut butter sandwiches, bannock, sushi
^This was a great question! I haven't thought about what I actually like to eat (vs. what I "should" eat) in a long time.
These are the foods that I really don't like: Pasta, coconut milk, broccoli (ate too much of it at one point), avocado, deep fried foods, intestines, lamb, skinless chicken breast, white potatoes (not sure if I actually dislike potatoes because of the taste or because they're "bad"... same with pasta)
This is how I feel about breakfast: I absolutey love breakfast, especially oatmeal with peanut butter, or Weetabix!
I have a hard time controlling my eating when I'm feeling: "fat" or anxious/stressed (I sometimes have trouble teasing apart hunger and anxiety).
I do really well eating in these situations: when I have a regular eating schedule! Also when I'm not tired and have exercised within the last day or two.
I have a hard time limiting my portions when I eat: restaurant food, take-out food, homemade desserts, nuts of any kind (I'm getting better at this, though!), dark chocolate, hard candy (Werther's).
This is how I feel about eating out in restaurants: I love eating out, and I'm making good progress with eating a reasonable portion size.
I would describe my food philosophy like this: I'm just starting out on Georgie's Lean Habits book, so right now I'm trying to eat 3 meals/day and to tolerate hunger for 30-60 minutes before each meal. I don't like calorie-counting, so I want my food philosophy to be one of common sense and balance.
I feel strong and healthy when I eat: mostly whole, unprocessed foods, with enough carbs and some chocolate thrown in :)
Am I a grazer or a binger? Right now my food personality tends to be: I recently overcame binge eating! The binges were interspersed (and probably caused by) 1200-calorie diets, which I would classify as grazing because I never went more than a few hours without food because I was starving. So I guess right now I'm aiming for a balance in between grazing and bingeing by trying to eat 3 meals/day.
I'm really good at: stopping a binge in its tracks! Also enjoying my food.
I'm afraid of these foods: nuts and chocolate -- though I'm getting better at controlling my portions of these. I'm also a little wary of white rice and naan.
I would like to change these things about my eating: I want to stick to 3 meals/day, eat only when I'm hungry, and stop when I'm comfortably satisfired. I'd like to slow my eating down (I eat pretty quickly) so that I won't overeat at meals.
I believe I'm Naturally Thin because: I'm not naturally thin right now, but I hope I'll get there in a few months!