, I want you to try something with me real quick.
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Picture your favorite food, whatever that may be. Smell it, taste it, imagine the textures.
Now think of the movies. Anything come to mind? Maybe popcorn, Sno Caps, soda, and other junk.
Did I just make you “hungry?”
Really think about that… What does it feel like to be hungry? Is it an association with an event? Is it the thought of certain foods? Are your hunger levels tied to a time of day?
“It’s breakfast time, I MUST be hungry!”
Many of us forget what it’s like to be truly hungry. We’ve been force fed ideas, like:
- You need to eat 6 times a day
- You should never feel hungry or you will waste away your muscle
- You need to count macros and hit them , regardless of how you feel
With these kind of hard and fast rules, many of us approach our nutrition life like this:
No thought. No feel. We are all zombies.
The apocalypse is here, people!
When was the last time you REALLY felt hungry?
Could you sit with that for 20-30 minutes? Try it! Don’t be fearful of a little hunger pings. Trust us, you’re not wasting away…
In fact, if you don’t let yourself get hungry, you’re ignoring the most basic principle of fat loss.
Believe it or not, your body will actually let you know if you’ve eaten enough, eaten too much, you’re ready to eat again, certain foods don’t agree with you, etc…
So who’s up for an experiment?
I knew you would be, ! Good!
For the next few days, realllllllllly pay attention to how you feel before you eat.
Hungry? Good! Eat!
Not hungry? Why are you about to eat then??! Wait.
How long did it take for you to get hungry between meals?
2-4 hours? Good! You’re probably eating the right portions!
An hour? You didn’t eat enough, chief.
More than 4 hours? You overate.
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I’ll leave with you with this quote, and then a gem from Dan John:
“He only needed to say it once.” – Dan John