Understand Your Hunger

Understand Your HungerPhysical Hunger

  • Stomach pangs, feelings of emptiness, lightheadedness
  • Gradual onset of hunger
  • Occurs 4-5 hours after last meal
  • Satisfied by any food
  • Greater likelihood to stop eating when full
  • Need for food does not lessen with “waiting it out”
  • No feelings of guilt afterward

Psychological Hunger

  • No physical indication of hunger
  • Originates “above the neck” or is emotionally based
  • Only satisfied by a particular food
  • Triggered by external environment or emotions
  • Greater likelihood of overeating
  • Feelings of guilt after eating
By | 2018-02-07T12:38:21+00:00 June 10th, 2013|Weight Loss Tips|0 Comments