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5/1/12 4:24 P

Try having a drink. Wait 15 minutes and if you're still hungry, have a healthy snack.

JEANNINEW1 Posts: 548
5/1/12 3:10 P

Since Sunday I really try to drink, wait 7 minutes, then eat if still hungry. I have cut way back and the scale is moving in the right direction. I was stalled for weeks and could not get the momentum going again and this appears to do the trick. Day 3 HAPPY!

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
4/30/12 4:59 P

For most of us, we have never felt real hunger. It is not that we confuse hunger, and thirst, it is that we have no idea what hunger feels like, so when we feel " hollow ", we say we are hungry.

I love also that we say " we know " things about nutrition all the time, while a majority of us are obese.. seems like we don't know anything, really. I have no idea what is the " best " diet, and I doubt it is the same for all of us. I really don't say natural food or processed food, because I think there is FOOD.. which is what you call natural food, and GARBAGE, which was made in a lab, which you call processed "food". I just don't consider it to be edible, or worthy of the term food.

I agree we should eat healthy food, and water not only helps you feel fuller, it helps with digestion, removes toxins, and lowers BP. If you feel thirsty, you are usually 2 cups low. The benefits are enormous, one of the favorites being that you replace some of the caloric food you would have eaten with 0 calorie water, which helped you lose 1.3 lbs.

Happy it worked, and hope you see continued success.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
4/30/12 3:12 P

We don't actually get the signals for hunger and thirst mixed up. That's a bit of an old wives' tale.

But what does happen, is when you're hungry, your tummy is sending "empty" signals to your brain. When you put water into your tummy, that takes up space. The tummy goes "thanks - not empty now" to your brain. So you think you solved the "hunger feeling".

It's not actually confusing thirst for hunger, but the end result is much the same.

Trust me - having had both, you do NOT confuse thirst and hunger! They're very different sensations.

But when your stomach is empty, even a glass of water can help put some content in there and satisfy the satiety hunger signals because even water is "food".

JEANNINEW1 Posts: 548
4/30/12 12:46 P

That is what I am finding. I cannot remember the last weekend I lost weight. Probably years, or when I was sick. I will see what day 2 is like but I feel so different. (GOOD)

4/30/12 12:39 P

yep, isn't that an amazing little factoid? to think that we get the signals for thirsty and hungry mixed up and usually just think we're hungry so we stuff our faces.

JEANNINEW1 Posts: 548
4/30/12 12:32 P

I started to read a book I downoaded on my Kindle regarding Natural weight loss. I thumbed through it and of course it noted all natural foods and very little processed foods will give you the biggest weight loss which I did know that. But then it stated eat only when hungry and try to tell the difference between hungry and thirsty. I thought that odd. Then it stated when you feel as though you need something, take a drink, wait 7 minutes and if that don;t satisfy, then eat.

Needless to say, I ate less, I did find I was more thirsty than hungry and my portions were smaller. For the first time in a long time, I lost weight on a weekend (yesterday), that is very rare on a weekend.1.3 lbs.

Today is my second day.

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