Are we actually hungry?

Do you ever let yourself feel Hunger? I used to not know what hunger really felt like. I was eating all of the time. I would eat 3 meals a day and in-between I would snack. If I even thought I was hungry, I would eat. I remember taking snacks with me when I traveled because the thought of not having food was scary. I mean, it not like there is food everywhere, but my lizard brain thought I was still living in a cave and that I did not have access to food. Oh, and I will not get started on the diet industry and what they have programmed us to believe…. I will save that for another post….

 We have become so disconnected from our bodies, that we do not feel the natural sensations that are built in. Our bodies are amazing. They have these built in mechanisms to keep us alive, from pain sensors, to sensations that let us know when we are hungry and thirsty.

Many times, we think we are hungry, and we are just emotionally hungry, we are using food to buffer our emotions. We also think we are hungry and all we need is water, our body is dehydrated, or we need sleep. What does it feel like in your body when you are hungry, have you stopped eating long enough to feel hunger? If you let your body feel hunger, do you have thoughts like “I am going to die, I am going to pass out”?  I can help. I use to have the same thoughts……