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10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Actually Hungry

And What You Can Do About It!

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  • I also learned some hunger pangs are actual thirst. That wasn't listed. Sometimes drink some water or other calorie free drink (8 oz, not a sip) wait 5 minutes and if your still hungry, your hungry. - 1/23/2016 3:23:54 PM
  • I eat to prevent low blood sugar which is rather scary. When I go out I usually take a high protein snack for emergencies. - 12/16/2015 7:19:03 PM
  • BUDBUDDHA
    Unfortunately, I eat many times when I'm not hungry because many foods are delicious and I like to eat. Most people stop eating when they are full, but I love the taste and don't want to stop. For me, it's a battle. - 12/8/2015 10:12:45 PM
  • This article doesn't consider things like work/school schedules. I don't get to just eat when I'm hungry - I have to adhere to a specific schedule. I go to school full time and work part time. If I don't eat when I have a break (regardless of whether or not I'm hungry at the time), I don't get to eat again until I get home and that's going far too long without eating and causes meals to be skipped. - 12/8/2015 9:55:06 AM
  • ETHELMERZ
    After awhile, a lot of these comments are baloney, people won't stick to what they say here because it's boring and tastes awful....truth!! - 12/8/2015 4:23:47 AM
  • I would say don't get off wheat, sugar, meat, dairy (unless you are allergic) but practice awareness and moderation. I can not imagine my life without freshly baked bread with butter or a cup of yogurt. I have never been overweight in my life, and never will be, because the first thing in the morning I do is yoga, then run, then shower and then eat breakfast. I don't count steps I took each day or miles I walked, I ENJOY being outdoors and moving. That is a great way to stop yourself from overeating. - 12/8/2015 2:21:30 AM
  • The main reason people eat when they are not really hungry is because they are filling themselves with "healthy" whole grains, specifically wheat, which has addictive opiate-like properties. The more you eat, the more you want. Get off the wheat and use lots of healthy fats and you won't eata unless you are truly hungry. - 11/6/2015 11:10:01 AM
  • very good informative ofal. - 10/3/2015 1:28:51 PM
  • "Most of us have grew up hearing" on page 3 should be "Most of us have grown up hearing . . ." - 9/26/2015 7:07:29 AM
  • I could say 'Yes' to almost all of these. Yikes! Thanks for reminding me to value my body enough to LISTEN to it when it's telling me I'm satisfied. I'll especially be careful about the Clean Plate Syndrome. Had that happen too many times! - 9/22/2015 9:55:27 AM
  • You can say "no" once at the grogery store and then you don't have to say "no" multiple times once you bring a food home that you have problems with. It's easier that way on your willpower. - 9/17/2015 6:42:52 AM
  • GRANNYGRUNTZ
    *This hint can help a little. *Drink an 8-oz. glass of room temperature water PRIOR to eating a meal. *The water will fill your stomach enough, hopefully, *AND, hopefully, you will NOT eat as much? *Worth a try! - 8/25/2015 5:59:20 PM
  • Not seen, is not eaten, watching TV or reading magazines or internet OR SURFING SPARKSPEOPLE we are exposed to so many food cues via advertising it gets in your subconscious. - 8/23/2015 3:58:02 PM
  • Leptin. I was just researching Leptin and how it affects hunger. WebMD article: http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/the-fact
    s-on-leptin-faq?page=1.
    The true culprits are refined sugars and tryglicerides that inhibit our "feeling full" hormones. Interesting article... - 8/23/2015 11:44:49 AM
  • TEXASTOPAZ15
    The one reason not cited is thirst!!!!

    Thirst is often mistaken for hunger. Feeling "hungry" have a tall glass (10-12 ounces) of water. - 8/23/2015 11:16:20 AM

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