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Emotional Hunger

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

I have been working on eating when hungry and stopping when satisfied. Around 2 pm today I thought I was really hungry. All I could think about was getting something to eat.
If I was really that hungry obviously I couldn't be satisfied. I decided to wait awhile, it was difficult at first but the hunger went away and I took a little nap. I woke up refreshed and no longer hungry.
Now I realize that I was tired and what I was hungry for was for rest. They don't call it emotional hunger for nothing. I now know that if I would have eaten something, it would have never satisfied my emotional hunger.
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    You are very smart. I don't think I would have thought that way at all. I would have went for a snack which would have thrown me off for the rest of the day. So PROUD of you.
    1067 days ago
  • READY201811
    Great you are becoming more aware of your body’s needs instead of what you thought were wants. That’s a great change
    1069 days ago
    I always ask myself if an apple would curb my hunger. If an apple isn't appealing to me, then I'm really not that hungry! Good for you for using distraction . . . whatever it takes to avoid eating for emotional reasons.

    I just read something today, and it made sense to me . . . the only thing food will cure is an empty stomach, it won't solve emotional issues!
    1069 days ago
  • FMGAL78
    I have same problem I usually drink water or suck on candy to keep my mind off eating!
    1069 days ago
    When I haveiments like these, I drink 8-ounces of water (flavored or plain), and chew gum. It helps me a lot.
    1069 days ago
    Great discovery. I'd never thought of being tired causing "hunger pains" I will watch this from now on.
    1069 days ago
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