Helping people experience peace with food, eating, and their bodies since 1975!

  • 1.) Eat when my body is hungry.

  • 2.) Reduce the number of distractions in order to eat in a calm environment.

  • 3.) Eat when sitting down.


  • 4.) Eat when my body and mind are relaxed.

  • 5.) Eat and drink the food and beverages my body enjoys.

  • 6.) Pay attention to my food while eating.

  • 7.) Eat slowly and savor each bite.

  • 8.) Stop before my body is “full.”

  • There is no need to diet in order to get rid of unwanted weight. Instead, by eating less of the foods we enjoy, we can experience a freedom that diets can't even begin to compete with! We go to God with all those worries and concerns that have been taking us to food. Our intimacy with God deepens as never before.

  • Participate in the original hunger/satisfied eating plan,

    Thin Within has been around since 1975. Over the years, it has changed a lot, from meeting in basements and churches, to libraries and auditoriums.

  • If you have never given this approach a try, you will be floored to find that it really does work. Select small portions of any food you enjoy when you are hungry and experience freedom, peace and victory--and weight loss!

    Objection 1: "There is too much freedom in this approach. I need someone to tell me what to eat and when if I am going to get to (and maintain) a healthy size."

    Objection 2: "I have tried this before and it doesn't work."

    Objection 3: "I was a part of a similar program and felt condemned all the time. I just can't 'go there' again!"

    Objection 4: "I fail all the time.

    Objection 5: "I really appreciate Thin Within and have lost 35 pounds on it. The only thing is now I’m at a standstill and can’t seem to get back on track. I know I need to renew my mind more and stay close to the Lord."

    Objection 6: "Our bodies, because of sin, are no longer perfect as in the garden of Eden. How do we know we can truly rely on our sinful bodies to tell us the truth of when we are full and hungry? Is it because we are new creatures in Christ? I know we are spiritually but we still have the same fallen bodies."

    Objection 7: I’m concerned about eating as little as Thin Within recommends. I’m a breast cancer survivor and wondered if there’s research on the body still getting what it needs nutrition wise.  I realize most food doesn’t even truly feed our bodies these days.  

    Objection 8:  When I tried Thin Within, I felt overwhelmed, very much a failure and a condemned sinner, for overeating. I think I struggle with the idea that taking one or two bites past a 5 (satisfied) is willful sin...not to mention that I may not be convinced where or what my signal for “satisfied” is.

    Objection 9: I can’t subscribe to the Thin Within approach because you don’t value physical exercise. Since my body is God’s temple I know that, to honor Him, I need to exercise.

    Objection 10: “I really miss the free resources. All the programs you offer are so expensive now.”

    Objection 11: You guys teach that this is the only way to manage weight. I don’t agree with that. I don’t think it is sinful to diet or less spiritual to diet.

    Objection 12: I tried Thin Within for a few days and it sure made me selfish. I got hungry at times when my family wasn’t ready to eat. I don’t want to do a program that will make me so selfish!

    Objection 13: I work with only a very quick minute for breaks to eat. I end up eating in a hurry so I end up eating too much in an effort to be sure I won’t get hungry before the next time I can eat. Eating in a relaxed environment isn’t likely to happen.

    Objection 14: I don’t really get behind the idea that eating whatever we choose is a safe and reliable means for weight loss. A person who wants to be healthy has to be more selective about what they eat!

    Objection 15: Sometimes I make food choices off of instincts, but I also make choices out of intentional decision. I do read labels because I don’t believe in eating artificial substances that are added to many foods. I do make an intentional choice to limit grains and sugars because my body has difficulty digesting these properly. Is there anything wrong with this according to Thin Within?

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