Yesterday I spoke with you about, and listed examples of, when not to eat.
There are infinite examples of false hunger that you have to battle.
Or, do you? Perhaps it would be easier to simply better identify true hunger.
If you could do this, everything else might just … disappear.
It turns out that this is possible; you can make it easy on yourself, with practice.
The more you ask the right question before you eat, the more you’ll eat when you actually need to.
“Am I actually hungry right now, or, do I just think I’m hungry?”
These two things are definitely not the same.
A good rule of thumb: if you’re not sure, it’s a ‘no’.
You shouldn’t wait until you’re ravenously hungry or starving, of course. But you’re not likely to do that.
You should reject to the ‘first pass’. A light pang of hunger isn’t full hunger.
If you were to put it on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being starving, and 1 being full, practice where it’s 1 more than you’re comfortable with.
You’re not going to starve by waiting an extra thirty minutes to eat.
In fact, you might even enjoy it more, and, find some time to do other things that habitual eating normally gets in the way of.