Thanks for all of the excellent advice, my friends. Sorry I didn't reply for awhile; I read the replies on my phone but cannot easily respond to it until I have a computer. I like what someone said about IF is more about redistributing caloric intake than minimizing it; eat just as many calories but in a smaller window of time. That's a good way to help realize that it's definitely not about keeping nutrition from myself, just timing it differently.
Some days like today I'm just not hungry and eat realitvely few calories and skip breakfast (I clocked 520 calories today but I probably missed a couple hundred by mis-estimating and snacking on the kids' grapes), but when I am hungry I eat. I think it's smart like you guys said to just eat whenever I'm hungry for a couple of weeks at least before I purposefully do IF. I think that if I'm not hungry though, like with breakfast a lot of days, it's okay to just put off eating until I do get hungry and at that point go ahead and get my fill.
Even though my ED was short lived (a few months) and non-diagnosable (only lost 15 lbs, not enough % of body weight) and had nothing to do with appearance (I hated it when people noticed!), it still causes me troubles sometimes to this day! Oy. I'm really hoping that PB's way of eating intuitively will settle a lot of things and make it easier. No reason to force myself to eat at certain times or to wait until the next meal time, and the foods I do eat will actually be satisfying! So far, 5 lbs down, and feeling great. (-:
Started PB on Monday, June 4. I'm focusing on my health in 2012, including taking natural supplements, zumba and strength training, regular church attendance and studying the Bible, spending time with good friends, and reading more. I want to see what health milestones I can achieve this year!
Starting body fat - 41%
Starting weight - 170 lbs
9/4 body fat - 33%
9/4 weight - 150 lbs