Monday, March 31, 2014

How to tell the difference between a craving and true hunger.

This is so simple and it never fails.

True hunger can be satisfied with pretty much any healthy food. A craving on the other hand will demand to be satisfied with the food or type of food you're craving.

In other words, If you want a piece of pie or a gooey sundae or a platter of spaghetti or a piece of bread and butter, or some eggs or some bacon or pretty much any other food that you would prefer to limit but can't seem to and a healthy snack or meal won't fill the hunger then it's a craving.

It might be tempting to tell yourself that you "just need the carbs" or "it's ok to have sweets now and then" or "you need the protein" or that "it's just this once" but if you've already identified that you eat too much of this food or this type of food then all the rationalization in the word won't turn that craving into true hunger.

Also, if you're trying to lose weight and it's just not happening then there's a good chance that your self identified cravings just could be doing you in.

With that said, I'll share that identifying my true hunger has made a world of difference for me. I'm down 2 more pounds this week and down a half a size in the last two weeks.

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