Do you eat when you’re hungry or because it’s Noon and that’s when you’re “suppose” to eat Lunch?
I just read an article about a simple tool for losing weight and fat loss. It doesn’t involve counting your calories, or making food with a special ingredient, or taking a pill or drinking tea.
Ready for it? The trick is this:
Eat ONLY when you are hungry.
Sounds simple right? Well, do we really know what that feels like any more?
The Webster dictionary defines Hungry as this:
: a very great need for food : a severe lack of food
: an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach that is caused by the need for food
1. Drink water when you feel hungry, if you still get that hallow feeling in your stomach 30 minutes later, then eat. Chances are your body needs water and not food.
2. Be mindful of your food. Remember when they use to say chew your food 100 times before swallowing? I tried that, and it’s gross. I don’t suggest it, but being mindful about what you are eating helps. Sometimes we pay too much attention to the TV, who we are talking to, the music we are listening to, or the book/article we are reading, that we don’t realize we are eating.
3. Stop when you are full. I use to have a thing where I felt like I needed to eat everything on my plate, even if I wasn’t hungry anymore. Now I stop when I’m full. I’ll put the left overs away, and sometimes I feel hungry again 30 minutes later and then I’ll eat again.
4. Make sure your food intake is balanced. Every meal should have a Protein, Carb and Fat source. Make sure you are getting veggies and fiber. When I “cleaned” up my diet, I found that I noticed that I was hungry way more then when I wasn’t eating good. Also working out a lot helps. When I’m hungry, I’M HUNGRY and I need food now. Sometimes it hits me all of a sudden. I don’t typically eat every 2-3 hours, I just eat when I’m hungry and hit my macros.
These are great things to do if you are trying to lose weight and having a hard time. Sometimes it’s the simple things that help.
"Hunger." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2014. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hunger>.