Let’s talk more about Thanksgiving strategies. Specifically, managing your hunger.
When we wait until we are truly hungry to eat, our bodies respond. It’s a whole thing- seeing the food, smelling the food, mouths watering with anticipation, creating the juices that will break our food down for us....our bodies are preparing to do the job that takes the biggest part of their energy. One of my teachers @joyfulbelly used to say that hunger is the best sauce and he’s so right.
So, when we eat between meals, or out of boredom or stress, our bodies aren’t ready to do that work....and if they aren’t ready to break the food down properly, it can add to digestive woes. If we are eating for other reasons than true hunger, we may not get the messages our bodies send to tell us we are full, either.
I used to feel like I needed a snack before a big meal to take the edge off, like I couldn’t trust my body and was going to toss tables, eating everything in sight. Hulk style. I have learned that waiting until my body is ready for a meal works way better for me!
🥘 If your body is still digesting the previous meal (to be blunt, you’re burping it up), wait.
😞If you are reaching for food out of boredom or stress, interrupt the habit. Take a walk or make some tea. Call a friend.
🥬No guilt! Listen, if the above is the opposite of what you have done your whole life, give yourself a break. Baby steps.
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