The dieting talk made me realize that something I do goes against prevailing advice. I won't eat if I'm not hungry, and if I'm not hungry in the morning, or at lunchtime, or dinnertime, I just won't eat. I've learned not to mention this, as people are horrified if they hear that it might have been half the day since I've eaten last. I'm not skinny, or overweight. Sometimes I'm out with friends for lunch, and I order whatever and basically just sample the food and box it up to eat when I am hungry. I've done this basically my entire life, my mom just accepted my appetite and didn't force me to eat (which I've always been grateful for). I had a very dear babysitter when I was young that was told not to force me to eat, and she didn't, but she would save my lunch everyday and show my mother what all I didn't eat that day. We loved her, and understood it, but it didn't change my eating habits.