Monday, June 19, 2006

Hunger Pains

Ever think about your first thought following a hunger pang?

I can’t be hungry—I just ate.
I shouldn’t have any more calories today.

How about your first feeling?


I invite you to experiment with honoring your hunger. This is your body working as it was designed to do, and this is you, receiving a message.

I may have eaten recently, but I guess I could use something else.
Rather than counting calories, I’m going to try to attend to my body’s signals and have that be my eating guide.

It’s likely that you’ll eat more frequently throughout the day. It’s also likely that you’ll begin to eat less on each occasion. Because, with each “woo-hoo” experience, you’re learning to respect your hunger, which teaches you, among other things, how to respect your satiety.


annie said...

I think your body is so smart as to what it requires that sometimes you eat but your body knows it's still lacking some type of nourishment. I think the hungry feeling is coming from insufficient body fuel. For example, people on low-carb diets are often hungry shortly after they've eaten because their bodies are signaling them that they are short on carbs. A variety of foods seems to work better for feeling satisfied (and less restricted).

Haley-O said...

I love the "woo-hoo" part of the process.... :)

ps22 said...

Too true! Its funny...i can be obsessive in the other direction at times. The other day, I was in a meeting and I started to feel very hungry. I was worried because I knew the meeting was going to last awhile, and it'd be some time before i could get something to eat. I kept thinking "if i don't eat soon, my body is going to start to eat at my hard-earned muscle!"

PalmTreeChick said...

Does the mall make anyone else starving?? ;)

I all of a sudden get starving and am like "I need to eat NOW!!"

Shaunta said...

I've been trying hard to do this. And when I write about it in my blog, I feel like I have to appologize to the dieters out there. Like my saying that I don't want to diet, I don't want to be a Weight Watcher, is somehow offensive to my readers who do and are. I feel like I'm hurting someones feelings by not doing what nearly every woman I come in contact with is doing.