Weight Loss Resources

Hundreds of articles about weight loss ...

search resouces

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Back to articles

Hungry? Really?

Hungry? Really?

Many feelings can be mistaken for hunger, this can lead to comfort eating. It is important to establish whether you are eating for reasons other than actual hunger.

Are you...

  • Stressed?
  • Bored?
  • Anxious?
  • Upset?
  • Thirsty?
  • Tired?
  • Worried?

If the answer to any of these is yes, then try to distract yourself, rather than reaching for food.

  • Take a bath, go for a walk, listen to some music or read a book
  • Connect with your body, do some yoga, stretch, dance, laugh, take a deep breath

When you are eating...

  • Sit at a table, use a smaller plate
  • Chew slowly
  • Use cutlery or chopsticks if it will slow down the speed you can eat at
  • Although it sounds obvious... taste the food, savour every mouthful!
  • Try not to eat while driving, watching TV or when you're at the cinema. A distraction can cause you to eat more and you may not feel as full as you would otherwise.
  • Remember, when you're full... stop eating
  • Clean your teeth or chew some sugarfree gum after a meal, this may help prevent you going back for more!

You are advised to seek medical advice before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle with an aim of weight loss. This website and the content provided should not be used by persons under 18, by pregnant or nursing women, or individuals with any type of health condition, except under the direct supervision of a qualified medical professional. The information contained in these articles, and elsewhere on this website, is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to replace, and does not constitute legal, professional, medical or healthcare advice or diagnosis and may not be used for such purposes. Continue...