LET ME START WITH MY SECRET.  Although I've talked about it on air, not a lot of people know that I've battled Anorexia for years.  It started out wanting to lose a couple of pounds, but as the pounds came off, it became a mind game.  Setting unrealistic goals for myself just to see if I could reach it.  I played little games with myself like, making a sandwich on Monday and cutting it into fourths. I would have a quarter of that sandwich for lunch Monday through Thursday.  If I succeeded to eat nothing but that, I would reward myself on Friday by eating nothing.  I'm better now, but still have those moments, those days, those fears of getting out of shape.  After I read this article, written by Claire Bates, I decided to share it with you.  Because ultimately, you CAN and SHOULD eat what you want but, in moderation.  I travel to area schools and talk about Anorexia.  I give kids a peek into what an anorexic mind is like.  Perhaps, I can stop someone from making the same mistake, if I can get them to realize they may be on the same path.  Do you need help?

Slimmers desperate to lose weight without major dieting, rumbling stomachs or expensive protein shakes, should simply eat a smaller lunch.

Scientists from Cornell University in New York found the easy solution left volunteers no hungrier than usual or in need of snacks as our bodies are not sophisticated enough to notice a small drop in calories.

This meant they consumed an average 250 fewer calories a day.

A team, led by Professor David Levitsky, devised a five-week eating study, where the food intake of paid volunteers was measured Mondays to Fridays.

For the first week, the group ate whatever they wanted from a buffet. For the next two weeks, half the group selected their lunch by choosing one of six shop-bought portion-controlled foods, such as Campbell's Soup at Hand, as a substitute for the lunch.

However, they could eat as much as they wished at other meals or have snacks.

For the final two weeks, the other half of the volunteers followed the same portion-controlled plan.

The scientists found that over the 10 days of consuming a portion-controlled lunch, the 17 participants had 250 fewer calories per day than usual and lost, on average, 1.1 pounds.

'The results confirm that humans do not regulate energy intake with any precision,' Prof Levitsky said.

'Over a year, such a regiment would result in losing at least 25 pounds.'

The study will be published in the journal Appetite in October.