What Are You Hungry For?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Healthy Nutrition | Comments Off on What Are You Hungry For?

What Are You Hungry For?

Carley is a guest blogger on myfitnesspal.com.

What does healthy eating look like? In the famous words of Michael Pollan, “Eat Food, Not too Much, Mostly Plants.” Knowing what to eat doesn’t need to be more complicated than that, right? So why in the US do we have a growing obesity epidemic? And why is the rate of Type 2 Diabetes continually rising?

The answer is, we are not paying attention. We aren’t paying attention to when we feel hungry or full, how we feel during and after we eat certain foods (I feel really sluggish after I eat a lot of pasta) and, most importantly, we are not paying attention to what we may be hungry for that has nothing to do with food–but we reach for food anyway.

 

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