Beat Hunger And Still Lose Weight
One of the hardest things to deal with when you try to lose weight, especially if you have a lot of pressure to lose is hunger. Hunger comes in many forms, so let's examine some types of desire and what to do so that you can stay on track in trying to reduce your weight.
What you might not realize is that what you call “hungry” may not be real hunger. Did you know that you feel hungry when you start dehydration? It's true, one of the first things you should do when you feel hungry is to drink a glass or more water. Wait a few minutes and see if it satisfies you.
Another form of “hunger” is boredom. You don't know what to do with yourself, or you sit watching TV, and the first thing you think about is eating. If you only watch TV without thinking, turn it off and walk or do other activities. If you want to watch what is on TV, do actions like sitting on a sports ball, do lifting legs or arm curls or something.
Social “hunger” is another weight killer. This happens when you go out in a social situation, and everyone is eating, or you feel you need to overeat or eat just because food is there. Food and socialization go well together, so it's natural if you want to eat in this situation. Unfortunately, there will be times when you will be around other people who eat something you like to eat, or what you want. Eating is fine if you are starving and if you eat something healthy. Try eating something that fills before you leave, like a bowl of high-fiber cereal, so you don't die and are more prone to overeating or consuming the wrong things.
Stress “hungry ” is another form of hunger that will thwart your weight loss efforts. Reaching food when you are stressed is temporarily entertaining, but most people experience stress in every area of their lives, so eating is the last thing you have to do. Take a walk or learn stress reduction techniques such as meditation or deep breathing exercises to do instead of switching to food.
So, how do you know if it's starving? Well, drink a glass of water, then stop and think about what is happening now. Are you bored, stressed, or in a social situation? No, then you might be hungry!
For true hunger, eat! Eat something healthy and only eat until you are satisfied. One of the things you have to do to lose weight optimally is to shrink your stomach. If you continue to eat large meals, you will make your stomach tense, and a tense stomach is something that is overweight. Thinner people have smaller stomachs and naturally, need less food, so you should stop making them full, and weight loss will work.