Hunger is Not an Emergency

Weight Loss

Today, let’s look at our friend, Hunger.

We may have met seen him once or twice (on some crazy starvation diet).  We decided we didn’t like him very much. He made us uncomfortable.  We’ve been taught he is bad.  

So… we:

  • eat a big breakfast.
  • eat every bite on our plate.
  • eat snacks in between every meal.
  • eat convenience store snacks.
  • eat a big dinner.
  • eat before we go to bed.
  • eat in the middle of the night.
  • eat if we know we won’t be able to for a long time.
  • eat in our cars.
  • eat candy during meetings.

Many of us never feel hungry, because we eat IN CASE we might get hungry soon.

Hunger is NOT a bad thing.  We aren’t going to die if we miss a meal (even if our brain says we might).

Eating 3 meals a day with snacks in between is not healthy.  It causes us to eat more than our bodies need for fuel, and the result is gradual weight gain.

The science: every time you eat, your insulin levels go up.

When insulin is in your bloodstream, your body can’t access your fat stores.

Therefore, you will not be able to burn the fat off of your body.

When insulin is down, your body accesses your fat for energy.

This is how we lose the weight. Let your body have time to access the fat stores.

Stop snacking.

Let your body have time to “dine in”.

It’s okay to be hungry for a little while. I promise.  Try it. Let me know how it goes.