Hunger and appetite are among the widely misinterpreted terms. Hunger refers to the feeling caused due to natural physical need of the body to eat, but appetite is the natural circumstantial desire to eat. The fluctuation in the quantity of food eaten by an individual can render his/her weight loss or weight control effort vain. Therefore, people need to understand the different types of desire of food, as well as the technique to control them.
Afternoon Hunger: It is very common and natural, especially among office goers. Preplanning for it is the best technique to maintain weight loss progress. Protein-rich snacks have been found to sate with a little quantity and keep the person filled for longer.
Boredom Hunger: When there is apparently nothing to do, munching passes time perfectly. It may be unintentional. Boredom should be transformed into relaxation in order to continue weight loss programme continuously. Listening to music, reading, dairy-writing, etc. are some of the different activities that relax different people.
Celebration Hunger: When indulgent eating becomes the only way of celebration, weight loss plans get severely affected. Searching for other means of celebration is the only way to get out of this habit.
Eye Hunger: It is the desire to eat just of the sight of desirable eatables. Seeking permission from own self often helps people avoid eating. Even if one wants to eats, enjoy the snack will content him/her with less. Thus, weight loss regime is not significantly affected.
Hangry Hunger: Feeling hungry when angry makes people ‘hangry’. Irritability and fuzzy-headedness caused due to decline in blood sugar can attract hangry person towards sugary snacks. But, wholegrain crackers and fruits are choices.
Head Hunger: The desire to take a break from the task at hand or procrastinate it may emerge as desire to eat. It is because eating, after all, seems productive. It is a psychological effect that makes one feel useful and doing something even when they are actually not.
PMS Hunger: One of the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is increased appetite. Hormonal changes a few days prior to periods cause it. Ladies can control it by eating slightly more than usually. It counters the effect of hormonal changes and fades the symptom too.
Real Hunger: The feeling of weakness or discomfort due to lack of food is the real hunger. It is the desire to eat coupled with the increasing inability to maintain the same level of activity. Grumbling stomach, headache, shakiness due to declined blood-sugar, etc. are some of its symptoms.
Stress Huger: People are less choosy when stressed. Therefore, probability of indulgent eating is greater than healthy eating. The technique to override such impulses in the brain is to consider the long-term future impact of the desired eatables.
TV Hunger: The so-thought ideal business of munching something while watching a football match or a film on television can be referred to as TV hunger. People should rather busy their hands with knitting, paying bills, etc. as well as skip advertisements to avoid eating unnecessarily while watching TV.
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