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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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SUSHENO

9/15/2012 6:56:08 PM

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Agree with JLP0380. I am the same way. I have days where I push myself to eat. Otherwise, I'd get nothing done. And the not eating has slowed down my metabolism and caused plenty of health problems. Guessing there is always an exception to the rule.

CROWNSOFONE

9/15/2012 1:38:39 PM

I have never been successful at finding someone to walk with, so the big change came for me when I prayed my Rosary while I walked. It was not long before I felt myself being pulled outside and being so happy to walk and talk with my God, and also praying the Rosary. I can't imagine a day without it now.

UWISHTOO

9/15/2012 12:40:43 PM

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I had the sleeve done so it's impossible for me to eat out of boredom or whatever other reason. (well I am sure it's possible but I am not a big fan of getting sick)

I do notice once in awhile when I am leaving a social function that I am usually at 3 or 4 times a week that I think of stopping at McDonalds or Taco Bell etc for a late nite snack like I used to. Then I remember oh I can't so I usually stop at a gas station or mini mart and grab a bottle of water for the 40 mile drvie home (Not unusual to do in the Phx metro area)

43 pounds down and only 15 more to my goal of 115. Size 16 (which were TIGHT but I refused to buy a size 18) down to an 8 that are starting to get baggy on me now.

BASCAN

9/15/2012 12:25:24 PM

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The one common issue missing in this article, is eating when we're actually thirsty. Thirst can sometimes feel like hunger. If I feel ready to hit the frig looking for a snack, I drink a glass of water first. If I do end up snacking, it usually helps me cut down on my porttion as well as makes me aware of what I'm eating.

MOLEMOLEM

9/15/2012 12:20:09 PM

You left out another important reason: Because you're thirsty. When I heard about this (that we sometimes think we're hungry when we are actually thirsty). I started getting a drink when I would feel hungry between meals. I discovered that it is true. So now, if I think I'm hungry, I get a drink, If the drink does not satisfy, I have a snack.

NANCYANNE55

9/15/2012 11:39:27 AM

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Good tips, but it's also perfectly okay to throw food that is pushed on you to take home in the garbage (gasp!). Hey- if the giver of the food didn't want it around, why do you feel obligated to keep it?

ISABELLET.

9/15/2012 11:32:30 AM

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It is scary I can fit into most of these catagories

FRAN100

9/15/2012 9:12:54 AM

Sometimes when we think we are hungry we are really thirsty. Start first by drinking some water then wait and see how you feel - if you still feel hungry then eat but this delay allows you time to make a better decision.

MDKM80

9/15/2012 9:03:52 AM

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I would think that not eating is much worse than 'over eating'. I'm known for not eating breakfast and lunch and gorging on dinner because not eating causes me migraines and tiredness and then I suffer the next morning and the cycle starts over again. So I try for simple stuff like an apple at my desk so I can munch on that. It's not easy to eat when you aren't hungry, it's a habit to not eat as much as it's a habit to over eat.

JOBABE1

9/15/2012 8:13:39 AM

I totally agree with LP0380. I tried eating when I was hungry and I only ate my evening meal so I did'nt get all the nutrition I normally get from fruit and nuts. To compensate for this I would have to buy food supplements to get all th nutrition that I was missing out oTs dosen't sound right to me JOBABE

JLP0380

9/15/2012 7:55:28 AM

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What if you have been following what this article says by not eating just because the clock tells you to and it gets to "dinnertime" and you realize 1) because you were never hungry that day that you did not eat breakfast or lunch because you just weren't hungry at 8am or noon and 2) you aren't hungry again? That happens to me all the time. I force myself to eat dinner even when I'm not actually hungry because I haven't eaten anything all day. So what this article is saying is that I shouldn't do that??? That it is okay to not eat all day because eating, when I am not hungry, just because the clock tells you to is bad? I would think not eating at all would be worse for you than eating when you aren't really hungry.

JLP0380

9/15/2012 7:52:24 AM

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What if you have been following what this article says by not eating just because the clock tells you to and it gets to "dinnertime" and you realize 1) because you were never hungry that day that you did not eat breakfast or lunch because you just weren't hungry at 8am or noon and 2) you aren't hungry again? That happens to me all the time. I force myself to eat dinner even when I'm not actually hungry because I haven't eaten anything all day. So what this article is saying is that I shouldn't do that??? That it is okay to not eat all day because eating, when I am not hungry, just because the clock tells you to is bad? I would think not eating at all would be worse for you than eating when you aren't really hungry.

SWATTS75

9/15/2012 5:59:19 AM

thank you for this i do all these not at the same time but everyday one or more of these so now i feel some what " normal" that i may not be alone! and now i will listen more to my hunger and not to what is happening around me!

LEANPOET

9/15/2012 2:37:12 AM

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Sometimes I eat when mostly I am just thirsty.
Drinking water or herbal tea instead of eating quells the urge and keeps my mouth occupied!

MARIANA1956

9/15/2012 2:19:49 AM

I eat because I really can't tell when Im hungry. So I think I should be eating something.

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