by Paul Dexter, copyright dextertraining.com
They say in life, that only 2 things are for sure……Death and Taxes. But it’s actually 3!
Becoming Hungry is always unavoidable. It will happen, whether you like it or not. It is on our minds constantly. When we wake up, what will we have for breakfast? An hour after that, we start thinking about what we can have for lunch? Meeting friends after work, where can we go for dinner? Our lives revolve around food.
Unfortunately, food is necessary for survival…..so what can we do?
We can control it, instead of letting it control us!
How do we do that you ask? You must control your hunger by accepting that you need food. If you try to ignore that fact and starve yourself, you know who will win that battle….your body! We all have faced that challenge and lost. You know, you have a small breakfast, light lunch, come home after work and end up diving face first into your kitchen cabinet devouring everything that closely resembles a cookie or potato chip!
That is a warning sign why you need to control you hunger. You know that your body requires calories, and it can’t go all day without them. So what you should do is feed your body before that alarm goes off and you eat everything insight.
The most important reason to feed your body is to control your blood sugar levels. When your don’t eat, your blood sugar levels drop too low your brain releases a hormone that drastically increases hunger and more importantly the need for sugar….leading to poor choices. Spending too much time with low blood sugar will also lead to less energy and a inactive metabolism……and you guessed it, a bigger, larger you!
The best way to control your hunger is to control your blood sugar.
Once you have mastered those aspects of your nutrition, you will be mobilizing fat for more energy, having fewer cravings for poor food choices, and most importantly a faster metabolism.
Unfortunately, this may not help you with the Death or Taxes thing, but it will help you control your inevitable hunger.