My dietitian taught me to listen to my body for hunger cues. For example, I am not that hungry at lunchtime, but starving after I go to the gym. SO I now have a snack at lunchtime and lunch in mid afternoon when I get back from the gym. She told me to make sure I have plenty of protein then.
By listening to when my body is hungry, it leads to eating more when I need it and less when I do not.
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So I don't really "play" but I do use a very small spoon (about 1/4tsp.) for anything needing a spoon- soups, grits, ice cream, etc. And for everything else, I eat with chopsticks. It takes a lot longer to eat and I listen to my hunger cues better. 334
I've noticed 3 types of hunger on my weight loss journey: Physical Hunger, in which my body needs food; Mouth Hunger, in which I have a taste for something, but my body doesn't need the fuel; and Psychological Hunger, in which my emotions or condition at the time (and not my body) hunger to eat. My secret is simple: only feed the physical hunger.
What helps me stay on track? Analyze what caused the non-physical hunger types and and deal with the issues. Tired? Sleep. Stressed? Breathe. Bored? Do something! And so on. 306
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