HOW TO BATTLE THE HUNGER MONSTER!
Updated: Jan 13, 2020
Hunger can be your worst enemy when it comes to achieving your weight loss goal. Understanding hunger can help you manage it & set yourself up to for better success towards your weight loss goal without going hungry. SATIETY is the sensation that you've had enough to eat, it’s a result of signals being sent from your stomach to your brain🚶🏼♀️🧠 HOW IT WORKS: STRETCH RECEPTORS - Your stomach has nerve receptors, which sends signals to your brain when your stomach expands telling your brain you're FULL. TIMING - It takes about 20 minutes after you start eating a meal for the message to “STOP” eating reaches your brain. ENERGY DENSITY - Energy density is the amount of calories in the volume of food. Your body senses the calorie density of the food along with the volume of food which signals to your brain you're full. 🔥TIPS🔥 🔸 Fill up on water & fibre rich foods which will signal your stretch receptors, they will keep you satisfied for longer. (Eg; Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, potatoes ... Etc) 🔸 Eat more low energy dense foods which will allow you to eat more & fill up on less calories. 🔸 Slowdown & chew your food. This will allow your brain to register you're full without overeating & will improved your digestion. 🔸 Try to avoid too long between meals, the hungrier you become, the longer it takes your hunger to subside once you begin to eat. 🔸 Liquid foods will fill you up fast due to their high water content but will only last for the short term as they won't keep you full for long. By simply selecting foods that will fill you up & keep you satisfied for longer will help you manage your hunger better & sustain a healthy caloric intake so you can achieve your goals! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼