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Hunger Reminds Me That I Am In Control

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Before I began SparkPeople I hadn't felt real hunger in years. After I started Sparkpeople I have felt a little hungry (at times) every single day. The first few days I confused "Hunger" with "Dying", it was that unfamiliar and uncomfortable for me. But I am losing weight, so now I am beginning to associate the feeling of hunger with the knowledge that I am choosing a new outcome. Now I'm proud of myself for allowing my tank to get empty before filling it up again, I feel much more in control now.

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For me, the most difficult time is right before falling asleep. Now when I am trying to sleep and feeling hungry I think ahead to the following morning, and how proud I will feel if I resisted temptation the night before. It doesn't help the hunger go away, but it helps me resist eating and fall asleep.
- Submitted by BOULDERLEAH 4/28/2012 in Motivation | 4 Comments
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DOTTIEDOT6 4/29/2012 11:58:00 PM

    I have noticed lately that I do not feel hungry any more. I am looking forward to feeling hungry again. I know now and was shocked after tracking everything I have eaten for the last three days and discovering how much I have been consuming. Time to control portions and like you embrace that hunger. Then I will know that I am on the right track.
KATETK 4/28/2012 9:20:00 PM

    I agree, I have thought of that a few times too. I will try to hit it daily now since I read your note as it is probably every second day now. It also serves as a motivator to eat soon though as I always think my metabolism slows if I stay hungry too long. emoticon For me it is more afternoon than night time.
KRISTENMBATT 5/7/2012 5:32:00 PM

    I used to have a ravenous appetite for food, it's like I could never feel full. This was probably because I was trying to fill myself up with all the wrong foods, bad carbs, high sugar foods, high fat foods, and it was never enough. Thankfully, I have replaced these foods with better more filling foods and drinking lots more water. Now I feel in control of my eating.
DIETER27 4/30/2012 12:18:00 PM

    Thanks for this blog and good luck to you.

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