I got this tip from Paul Makenna's program--to figure out how hungry you are by using the 'hunger scale'. On a scale from 1 - 10, 1 being you could eat a horse, and 10 being you are stuffed to the gills, try to eat when you are around a 3-4--only a little hungry. If you wait until you are starving, you will have a harder time making the best food choices. Stop eating when you are around a 6 or 7 on the scale--comfortably full-- not overstuffed. It helps me know phsycial v emotional hunger.
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Hunger Is Fat Leaving the Body. Keep track of how many times you feel hungry today. Like 50, right? Tomorrow it might go down. And the next day and the next day. By next week, your body will be functioning on way less food, and you'll be watching the pounds slide off the scale! Enjoy the hunger!
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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