Types Of Hunger And How to Control Them

You don’t always know why you feeling hungry. Some days you eat whatever’s on your plate, while other days your stomach is empty as a pit. Some days you don’t feel like eating the entire day, while other days you want to eat so much more right after a heavy meal. Why? It’s confusing. Most of us cannot understand it because we confuse appetite (a desire to eat) with hunger (a physical need to eat) – and this can make all the difference; not only in your weight but in your over all well-being. Thus, you’ve got to learn the difference types of hunger, and distinguish them from real to boredom or stress. Here are a few types of hunger and ways to control them.

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This is genuine and the most important hunger – and you must eat when it’s time! Not catering to real hunger can lead to physical anomalies like headache, shakiness due to low blood sugar levels or fatigue, says Susan Albers, PsyD, author of EatQ. As simple as satisfying real hunger seems, we wait until the very limit of our hunger pangs and then stuff our face with anything in sight. Be prepared: keep snacks in your bag or in your desk. For some great ideas, here are some of the best snacks for weight loss.

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“Just because it’s there” hunger is one of the worst. You walk into a room and there’s a tray of cookies. You go and delight yourself with them. Right? The key is to pause before you leap. It’s a natural habit to take a treat and eat without thinking. Make a decision: skip it or enjoy it. Give yourself the permission to enjoy the treat. But on the same hand, you must remember that one cookie will not make a difference, but cheating of regular basis might be the beginning of your loss of control over eye hunger.

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