The scale is very handy. I worked for about a year in order to get the hang of eating-when-hungry and I think it's very useful to begin to realize that there are degrees of hunger. Weight coach Marna Thall offered me a lot of useful information about these levels and how to handle them. For example eating a little so I can 'preserve' my hunger for the evening meal.
Still, now that I'm experimenting with low carb eating and not having wheat, I think that what I used to call 'hunger' really is a craving for carbs / wheat. So I tend to be with CGVegas: it's probably carbs that make us feel hungry.
I don't think it is 'good' to be hungry, to let myself be too hungry - if it is real hunger and not an emotional desire to eat. It doesn't mean I'm losing weight; it means that my body is being deprived of what it needs. We need to eat to live and thrive!
- 7/29/2012 5:44:27 AM