5 Healthy Ways to Satisfy Your Hunger

Help your body perform at its best by honoring your hunger! By ignoring your appetite, you can become moody and stressed, which may be sabotaging your health. Never go hungry ever again by learning ways to satisfy and control your appetite.

5 Healthy Ways to Satisfy Your Hunger

Help your body perform at its best by honoring your hunger! By ignoring your appetite, you can become moody and stressed, which may be sabotaging your health. Never go hungry ever again by learning ways to satisfy and control your appetite.

Focus on What You Eat


It’s time to break the habit of eating while watching TV. If you eat in front of the TV, you are more likely to be distracted and end up consuming more food than you had intended to eat. When dinner time comes around, try to eat at the table and focus on the food in front of you. By just increasing your attention toward your plate, you will be able to better gauge how much you eat.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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