It may seem a silly question, but DH is adamant that if you eat smaller portions than normal for long enough, eventually your stomach will 'shrink' a bit and you won't feel hungry. I can see the logic, in that if you consistently over eat, your stomach stretches to accommodate the amount of food. So if you eat less, it should shrink back?
But I'm not convinced because whenever I try to cut my portion sizes I really notice that i get hungry much quicker, and it doesn't seem to get easier the longer I do it.
When I was in my early twenties if I got really stressed (university/boyfriend) I would lose my appetite and after a while find that I could not eat more than a half portion. Even if I was hungry or wanted to comfort eat. I think it works the other way too. It wasn't permanent for me, but I wanted to eat more.
Thanks for all your replies. Guess I just have to persevere then (sigh)
I just remember several years ago when i did Slimming Magazine's Fat Unit plan, I lost weight & kept it at a healthy level for about a year, but I was always 'peckish' only 1 or 2 hours after having my meal.
I never seemed to be really satisfied for very long, and that was for over a year. And i wasn't having ridiculously small portions either; just small changes like having 3oz of rice instead of 4 or one sausage instead of 2. My stomach just didn't seem to adjust.