Let’s jump right into it: Why is being hungry on occasion a good thing?
️it signals that your metabolism is actually working and that hunger hormones etc are doing what they should do!
If you are never or always hungry that is a pretty good indicator that something is wrong, you should probably look into that.
Especially when it comes to weight loss goals, a little hunger here and there is perfectly fine. You are eating less calories than what your body needs to sustain its current mass, so feeling hungry occasionally is just a logical consequence. Scheduled diet breaks can help with that.
Often we just think we are hungry, although we might actually just be thirsty (have a glass of water and see how you feel after 10 minutes) or bored (go and do stuff 🚵♀️🛹♂️).
Cravings are a whole other thing and they are often more mental than physical.
We watch a commercial and suddenly all we want is pizza .
We smell donuts and we can’t get the thought out of our minds.
Firstly, I would suggest just withdrawing yourself from that situation (leave the room and do stuff, have water, turn off the tv) and if you are still thinking of it after a while just try to work it in with your planned meals. Often it is better to give into a small craving than letting the craving turn into a full on binge.
If they are physical (let’s say your body just wants something salty) you could try have a couple of salted nuts for example, salt your meals better or simply allow yourself to have a small portion ...If we know how to properly listen to our bodies we can often find out what exactly it needs (that being said I don’t think any body ever “needed” chips, candy or lollies).
another option could just be to increase your overall calories for a couple of days. You may have simply been working out harder or just feel more stressed and you body might be with a bit extra food, even if that’s not necessarily the food it was ‘craving’.
What are some foods you often crave? Would love to know! Comment below ️️️
Scones, muffins and other carby foods are usually what pops up in my mind when I haven’t had enough carbs for the day... - 2 hours ago