I do think if I wait too long to eat, it takes more willpower to make the right food choices, HOWEVER, I don't think its necessarily a bad thing to be a little hungry. I read somewhere that thin people realize hunger is not an emergency. sometimes I think its good to go a little longer between eating (ONLY sometimes) to remind my body of this. Its also humbling to go to bed hungry VERY occassionally. Hope this helps :)
Mini Goal-5 servings fruit/veggies a day
Mini Goal-No junk food in the house-go out for ice cream or other treat if i crave something and make it an outing, not just eating
If my stomach is growling it means I'm starving and I'm more likely to make poor food choices. I usually eat my fruits and veggies between meals to ensure I get five a day and to help curb my appetite.
Hmmm... Not usually, no. I do wait until I'm hungry though, but not ravenous... sometimes it's 2-3 hrs after a meal, sometimes 4-5-6 hrs afterwards... When I feel "empty" I eat... If that makes any sense! lol!!!
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I don't like the idea of eating every two or three hours. Admittedly that's how often I can be hungry, but it's not really convenient to be hungry that frequently or to have to eat at that time. Besides, surely thousands of years ago our bodies weren't designed to need food every few hours right?
I try to make myself wait at least four hours, and longer if I've had a big meal. Four hours is really good because it keeps your metabolism going but you won't make your blood sugar/insulin rise constantly.
I like to eat when I'm a little hungry but sometimes I'll wait til my stomach is growling if I'm busy or something. That way I know for sure I'm hungry too. But I do have to be careful and practice not eating everything if I wait a while like that.
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I'm kind of in-between - I don't eat if I'm a little bit hungry, and if my stomach growls like another poster said, I'm too hungry.
I also eat more by the clock, every 2 hours, and that seems to work well.
So we're supposed to eat when we're hungry....but when do you eat? when you're starting to feel a little hungry, or when your stomach growls?
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