How hungry are you?

November 14, 2022
bLOG / How hungry are you?

Are you aware of how hungry you are?In this busy world we live in, it can be so easy to get distracted by everything happening around us. Oftentimes, you'll lose sight of what's happening internally, to the point where you don't realize how hungry or full you are.

As they say, where your attention goes your energy flows. ​

That's one aspect of mindless eating, the lack of awareness to how physically hungry you are.

By simply tuning into how you feel, you'll be well on your way to eating in a healthy, mindful and non judgemental way.

One easy way to assess how hungry you are is to use a hunger scale. Whether you want to visually see a scale, or just think of it in your mind, being aware of how hungry you are before and after a meal can help you eat more mindfully. The scale measures your hungry levels out of 10. Here's how it looks:

1 - starving
2 - very hungry
3 - growling stomach
4 - hungry5 - neutral
6 - satisfied
7 - full
8 - stuffed
9 - bloated
10 - nauseous

Start your meal in the green zone, ideally at a 4. This means feeling hungry or satisfied. This will allow you to portion control and make better food choices and decisions.

Think about it, how many times have you started a meal starving and ended up making worse food decisions and eating so much more?​​​

Stop your meal in the red zone, ideally at a 7. This allows you to experience less bloating and digestive issues, while allowing you to control your caloric intake.

Approaching the table hungry, and eating to satisfied, is one way to eat mindfully - and a very effective way.You'll feel so much better physically and mentally when you start to pay attention to how hungry you are before and after a meal.

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