Hunger Pangs or Snack Cravings?

Thursday May 03rd, 2018

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Many of us eat more than we need to.  Often it’s because we think we’re hungry when instead we’re anxious, depressed, bored, or just tempted by the plate of brownies a coworker brought in this morning.

Although you shouldn’t wait until you’re faint with hunger to eat, it’s good to pay attention to the signals your body is sending you.  These are the typical symptoms of real hunger:

· Growling, gurgling, or rumbling in the stomach

· Irritability

· Headache

· Dizziness

· Difficulty concentrating

· Nausea

Not sure whether you’re really hungry?  Ask yourself if something healthy, like an apple or an orange, would make you feel better.  If not – if you think you really, really need that chocolate chip cookie – then chances are you’re having a craving, not a real hunger pang.


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