A goal I have with my clients is to get them to eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full.
This takes time to work up to since most of us have been told to ignore our hunger since childhood.
From the “Clean your plate” club to one extreme diet after another, it’s no wonder why it’s so challenging to know what true hunger is.
As a result, many people don’t wake up hungry, so they skip breakfast. Then they start their busy day, distracted and detached from hearing their tummy growl, and don’t make time to eat a proper lunch. This leads to cravings so strong that when they finally sit to eat, no amount of food feels like it’s enough.
This is often followed by overeating at night, waking up to a full belly in the morning, and the cycle continues.
HERE ARE 3 WAYS TO BREAK THIS CYCLE –
1. To start, implement a flexible meal schedule where you eat three balance meals around the same time each day (whether you’re hungry or not).
2. Start assessing your hunger before and after each meal using the hunger scale below.
3. Do this for a few weeks and you’ll find that when you slow down and check-in, you’ll be hungry at the times you didn’t think you’d be. As a result you’ll eat less in the evening and will wake up with actual hunger the following day.
With Lots Of Healthy Love,
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