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appetite vs. hunger

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

So on Sunday, as I'm rummaging through the house looking for something to eat, my 20 year-old son came in and asked me what I was doing. We started talking about my weight-loss journey, and he said, "Mom, you just had lunch. You can't be hungry. You must be trying to satisfy your appetite, not your hunger." I asked him what he meant, and this is what he said.

He said "when you're trying to satisify your appetite, you are trying to fill a void or a need. When you're trying to satisfy hunger, you trying to satisfy a physiological need that it's time to eat. Like when you get shaky if it's been too long since you last ate."

How did he get so wise?
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  • AFTER49
    Darn those smart kids anyway.....he is so right!

    Eat for nutrition
    He is really cute - I have two single girls...... grin

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    4184 days ago
    awwww....he's not only wise, he's a cutie!

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    4185 days ago
    Out of the mouths of babes...so true! It is amazing how it hits us all at once that our babies are growing up.
    4185 days ago
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    Your son sounds like mine! Thank you for this post!
    4185 days ago
    He is wise. Thak you for posting this...it is an eye opener.
    4185 days ago
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