HUNGER 101

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Hunger, by definition, is a feeling.

* The hunger-triggering hormone ghrelin prompts your feeling. As ghrelin follows a circadian rhythm of highs and low, you don’t get more hungry the longer you don’t eat. This hormonal signal comes in waves. Learn to ignore this transient signal.

* Hunger is based on conditioned reactions. Learn what shape your eating behavior.

Some of the most common conditioning cues in our modern society:
– Eating when it’s time, independently of true hunger
– Reaching the cupboard when you hit home after work,
– Having some nibbles with a drink,
– Celebrating a happy event with a cake,
– Snacking in front of the TV,
– Having food as soon as you wake up.

What is your own conditioning cue for feeling hungry? Let’s share and together we master hunger.

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