I’m Hungry…Or Am I?
This is the time of year when food is abundance. Work place counters are full of treats, parties offer tables full of goodies and Holiday Gatherings offer courses of food. Generally when we leave these functions we end up feeling bloated, full and frustrated that we ate so much. Temptation can be difficult, especially surrounding Holiday Celebrations.
So what can be done to help? I think the best place to start is asking a question, having an apple and a big cup of water.
Michael Pollan’s Book, Food Rules reminds us to ask a question when we are hungry…Am I Hungry Enough to Eat an Apple? If the answer is yes…eat the apple, if not…you’re probably not that hungry at all. Trying this out can be very interesting and very helpful. It makes you really check in to see the true hunger level, what the body is craving and most importantly, why.
If the apple has been eaten and you are still hungry, try a glass of water. The signals for thirst and hunger are so similar that it is hard to differentiate. Try having a big glass of water before Holiday parties to fill you up and decrease the likelihood of a hunger pang striking. Remember this isn’t to be juice, wine or water with any type of sweetener added, which increases your appetite…just pure, good old water.
Adding this trick before Holiday functions will hopefully have you feeling more refreshed and energized, able to really enjoy the Season.
If interested in learning more about Nutritional Health, please contact Dr. Amanda Cressman, N.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-454-4667.
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