Are you Hungry?

Part of intentional eating is to tune into your body’s needs. It’s hard to discern hunger signals when hurried and distracted. Is it hunger or fatigue? Is it hunger or anger? Is it hunger or boredom? If you eat when you are tired, you’ll just be full and tired. Your body needs rest, not food. If you eat when you are angry, you’ll be full and angry. Food only satisfies when it is consumed in response to hunger. Hunger signals are often especially hard to discern after weight loss surgery. If you don’t feel hunger, eating small frequent meals, about every 2 ½ hours, can help insure that you’re eating when you need to. If you feel the urge to eat between these meals, stop and listen to what your body is telling you. Do your best to respond by giving it what it needs, not to numb it with food.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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