There are several types of hunger (like the moods and shades of a woman), and each one may be “treated” accordingly. There are times that our stomach is full and content, and times that it turns into a crazy sound box making loud and embarrassing noises.
This is a natural instinct we all carry with us in order to survive. When our body needs more fuel, we automatically feel hungry, so we nurture it and gain energy to move on. This is something natural, but the best way is to control our response to it. Try to be as prepared as possible so that you won’t need to order a last minute fast and unhealthy food. Keep fruit with you at work or cook during the previous day so you have refrigerated food ready to be warmed up for you once you arrive home.
Well, I understand popcorn in front of the TV or during a movie is a ritual for most. If this is done occasionally, it is no great harm, but then again, keep in mind that by watching TV or a movie, you get distracted and people tend to eat much more in these cases. For this, Dr. Foodle has two solutions:
Don’t tell me this never happened to you! Don’t tell me you never wandered in the house and simply opened the fridge just to check out what’s there and started eating whatever was available. The next time this happens to you, the best thing you can do is realize the situation and push yourself into doing something else more productive like reading a book or going outside for a walk. After all, you are not really hungry; you are simply bored. It would be a pity overwhelming your body with calories from yesterday’s leftovers in the fridge.
Unfortunately, stress is something very common in our everyday lives. Feeling stressed or angry makes us crave for more food, very often something sweet to help release some stress; or at least that’s what we think. It usually helps to make us feel worse after we realize what we‘ve done to our body! So take deep breaths, count to 10, and tell yourself “No… no…and no! I ‘m not falling into the trap!” Drink some cold water, eat a fruit, or go have a walk in the park and you‘ll feel much better, believe me! Remember to congratulate yourself in front of the mirror once you‘ve made it.