It's okay to be hungry. The body needs to replenish the reserves spent during the day. Therefore, being hungry is a completely natural s...
It's okay to be hungry. The body needs to replenish the reserves spent during the day. Therefore, being hungry is a completely natural state. Moreover, prolonged abstinence from food is harmful, even if you are losing weight. This is fraught with poor health and metabolic disorders.
But overeating is also dangerous. Uncontrolled food intake leads to obesity and various diseases of the digestive system, metabolic disorders. Therefore, it is important to understand: does your body really need food or is it emotional hunger, which the body can disguise for any need, from thirst to boredom and feelings of dissatisfaction. Food is the easiest and most affordable way to enjoy, relax and unwind.
How to tell if you are really hungry
There are several ways to find out.
Drink some water. If the feeling of hunger has dulled, it is too early to sit at the table. You can still be patient.
Ask yourself what you want. Maybe a cake, a sandwich, candy, cake? This means that hunger is most likely emotional. Meat and vegetables? You are really hungry.
Ask yourself at what point hunger started. If you feel hungry after a tense conversation or quarrel, most likely, it is again a matter of emotional hunger. This may also be indicated by the fact that you recently had a snack. If hunger woke up not suddenly, but "by the clock", 3-5 hours after the last meal, everything is fine. You can eat it.
Endure or eat?
Any prolonged abstinence from food is stress for the body. And if a fasting day helps to cleanse and rests the digestive system, spurs metabolism, then prolonged fasting can only slow down the process of losing weight. In this mode, the body begins to store reserves for a rainy day. In addition, some people cannot tolerate hunger.
Who shouldn't go hungry
Feeling hungry can exacerbate many chronic gastrointestinal diseases.
Fasting is dangerous in diabetes.
Children and adolescents, the elderly, pregnant and lactating women should not go hungry.
In the presence of acute and chronic diseases, only a doctor can prescribe a diet for weight loss!