How to beat hunger and be happier about it

Hunger sucks. I don’t think there is anything I hate more  than being hungry. It keeps me from working, enjoying myself and just overall is a bother. The worst thing is when you’re hungry and you shouldn’t be! Suddenly you’re eating a candy bar, an extra meal, some bread with peanut butter or whatever. And you shouldn’t be, you really really shouldn’t.

But what can you do right? I mean you’re hungry and it is keeping you from what you want to be doing, so you have to eat to get rid of that hunger right?

Wrong!

There are a variety of things you can do to get over your hunger, helping you to stay healthy and even lose weight.

Here are some of my suggestions;

1. Drink water.

This is my first suggestion because it is so easy and works almost every time. If you fill yourself with water you’ll be less hungry. I have no idea why this works, but it just does. If water bores you too much (it really shouldn’t) have some tea or put a little bit of fruit juice in it to make it better. DO NOT drink gatorade or soda! This is just as bad as having a candy bar!

2. Chew Gum.

Sometimes all you really want is something in your mouth. Er. To chew on. Er. Anyway, chewing gum has been known since forever to alleviate hunger, your body associates chewing with eating and doesn’t bother you about it anymore. Try to chew sugar free! And then you’ll be chewing guilt free!

3. Get over it!

Thats right. Suck it up and get over it. You might not know this but your body doesn’t actually  hate you. When you really feel hungry (and probably should really eat something), but for whatever reason can’t (waiting for a friend, for someone to finish cooking, etc). You should just stop thinking about it. Eventually your body will leave you alone. It will come to the conclusion of, well I guess you’re not going to eat so I might as well stop bothering you about it because it won’t make a difference! Er. At least… thats what my body says to me…

Hope this helps you in your quest to beat hunger and be healthier or lose weight!

Leo

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