Why should I avoid eating when I am too hungry?

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Laura Katleman-Prue
Nutrition & Dietetics
To maintain a natural, healthy weight, we need to learn to tolerate some hunger before we eat a meal. If that's the case, how do we deal with our fear and resistance toward it? Let me clarify. When I say "hungry," I don't mean "cannibalizing your neighbor" hungry. I'm talking about the slightly uncomfortable, tummy-rumbling sensation that you feel when your stomach is empty. Many of us have forgotten what hunger even feels like, equating it with not being full anymore. That isn't hunger, it's just not feeling full.

Hunger is a good friend who's been given a bad rap. If you let it, it can help you end your weight battle for good. See whether it's possible to welcome some hunger and allow it to be there for a short time rather than sprinting to the fridge the minute you notice you're no longer full.
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