That's the thing, it's balance, and most people these days just don't seem to have it. I want to say that I do wonder if it's a genes thing, I've heard some very overweight people say they genuinely never feel full or know when to stop eating - and all I can contribute is, at least the few times in my life recently where I have eaten consistently to try and be a bit healthier than my ED, I have had no trouble sticking to hunger and fullness cues (with a bit of practice) because they are there for me and built in mentally.
But having said that, why is it then that obesity only seems to be a major issue in some select countries where food is not really a cultural value or expectation? The US being the main culprit, but also from my own eyes I've seen that the UK is getting worse too. We don't have a food culture in the same way that countries like France, Italy or Spain do. I lived in France most of last year and it kind of shocked me when I came back to Britland and felt like I was seeing such a huge increase in obesity than I remembered.
We've just got to help people truly appreciate that their food has immense value and teach them how to savour it, then maybe they won't be so quick to just shove it in their mouth without a second thought
I know when I was growing up it was unacceptable to be a picky eater. I like vegetables, but my parents always made sure I cleared my plate and that if I was at a friends house or if someone offered me some food that it was polite to say thank you and eat it. Now a days I see that people all around me don't think about the quality or the taste of foods, they just shove them in their pie hole, swallow, and repeat. I think that it is good to be picky and say honestly if something isn't that good maybe you set it down and don't finish it just because. I know its very privileged to be turning down food, but if you are able to and it is not helping you to be eating garbage that doesn't even taste that good then you should raise your standards and not eat just anything that even resembles food.