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Am I really hungry or could it be something else??

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I believe I had a big awareness occur recently. I found I kept wanting to eat something when I was getting busy doing something. Especially paperwork late at night that I really didn’t want to do.

Realizing this was killing my ability to keep calories low at night I asked a nutritionist if there was something natural I could take that would stop my hunger. She told me about HOODIA, which is supplement from a cactus plant in the desert. Cheap and easy to find. Sure enough, I found it did a good job of getting rid of the hunger. YET, oddly I still wanted and craved going and getting something to eat.

After some careful self-analysis, I realized, with a big ah ha moment, that I was not wanting to eat because I was hungry, I wanted to eat to CREATIVELY AVOID having to do the paperwork. I realized I told myself I couldn’t stand the thought of admitting I was avoiding work , and couldn’t handle it, so I would create a reason strong enough to justify not doing it and along came eating.

I have since realized I use eating quite frequently to creatively avoid doing something.
So now what do I do? I found that instead of eating I take the time it would take to go and get something to eat ( stare at what’s in the fridge, fix it and then eat it) and I simply go for a walk outside for the same amount of time ( not long) I would use to do my creative avoidance eating ritual.

I now make it a point to find something to look at I have never taken time to study, look at it close, ponder its amazing existence and do my best to understand what it takes for it to be what it is.

I find now I eat a lot less, enjoy the benefits of fresh air, and appreciate nature and our world a whole lot more. I also realized my world is much less stressful than what many other parts of nature may have to experience. Instead of telling myself I am hungry I am giving thought to how amazing nature is and how fortunate I am to be who I am. I get a LOT more done and don’t regret as much what I have do to in my world.
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    Enjoying your insights. You are finding ways to retrain your mind (and habits) in the most joyful way, thanks!
    582 days ago
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    When I was struggling with hunger late night, I found that any kind of massive amount of insoluble fiber would really help. My best hunger killers are Okara patties (fiber leftover from making tofu) and coconut flour pancakes.
    754 days ago
    Very good advice! Thanks
    795 days ago
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    Love this! Our minds play serious tricks on us with food! Glad you got a handle on it
    814 days ago
    That's awesome love those ah ha moments. emoticon
    1037 days ago
    I've found that when I'm bored (paper work can be really mundane) that I get "hungry". A short walk, especially outside, gets me going again. I agree Nature is awe inspiring, amazing, and curious.

    1039 days ago
    Good for you
    1039 days ago
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