Think Thin: Shira Miller Lost 50 Pounds

When 41-year-old Shira Miller of Atlanta began listening to her body’s hunger cues more than 15 years ago, there was no official name for “intuitive eating.”


When 41-year-old Shira Miller of Atlanta began listening to her bodys hunger cues more than 15 years ago, there was no official name for “intuitive eating.” But she used key principles, such as savoring each bite of her beloved carrot cake, to drop pounds. “Instead of eating a whole piece in three chunks, Id taste the frosting first and enjoy it like someone might enjoy a glass of wine.” She also kept a food-and-mood diary to track emotional eating patterns and started working out three times a week. “The more I pay attention to my food—such as not rushing through lunch at my desk or not eating dinner in front of the TV—the better I can maintain my weight,” Miller says. “Its sort of like taking my time to honor the process of dining.”


Leslie Goldman
Last Updated: June 25, 2008

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