Friday, February 15, 2008

Hunger Scale

Part of The Best Life process is learning to recognize emotional eating — impulsive, unhealthy snacking triggered by stress, boredom, depression, and other factors.

Real physical hunger, however, appropriately signals when your body truly needs to be fed. Using the Best Life
10-Point Hunger Scale is a great way to train yourself to recognize whether you are eating in response to real hunger or just an emotional trigger.

By learning to distinguish between real and imaginary hunger, we avoid overeating.

5 comments:

Grumpy Chair said...

I need that list. Thanks for posting it.

jodi said...

ha! i've seen that cartoon, i think my OB/GYN has it on the ceiling in their exam rooms... like reading cartoons while a doc is examining your privates is supposed to make you feel better! go figure! ;o)

thanks for the comment... :o)

HappyBlogChick said...

That's part of weight watchers, too. So so so important!

Hope you're doing well.

Pattie said...

When I'm heading to the kitchen, I try to stop and ask myself, "Are you really hungry? If so, then have an apple." If the apple doesn't light my fire, I know that I'm probably eating for reasons other than hunger. It's a hard habit to change!

Nicole said...

I am really very bad at this. I think that's part of why I'm so successful on WW, because it controls things FOR me.

I hope as I get better (from the depression), I'll become more cognizant of my feelings of hunger, but for now I have to work very hard at it.