Many people assume that being hungry is something that should never happen and is to be avoided. But human beings are born with the natural ability to regulate their dietary intake to meet their nutritional needs.
Hunger is your body’s way of telling you that you need fuel. Many fear it and then eat in response to the fear. The reality is hunger is as natural as eating itself. We should expect it—not fear it.
Then again many overweight people aren’t really sure what hunger feels like or whether they actually ever feel it at all. Like hunger, fullness (satiety) signals are also oftentimes broken. Many overweight people eat beyond full. Some know it. Others simply don’t feel it at all. Still others only feel it when they are completely bloated.
A more complete answer is in this PDF lesson I provide our students.
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