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no belly fat Medium Web viewHunger is both a hormonal and behavioral sensation. When you don’t eat for
awhile certain hormones are triggered that make you desire food. This desire is
often felt as an emptiness in the gut. But there is a close interaction between
the brain and the digestive tract. Hunger is a combination of the gut hormones
signaling time to eat, AND the brains programming of your routine eat times
& other environmental cues.

If you tend to eat at 8am everyday, you are far
more likely to feel hunger at this time simply out of behavioral habit. Hunger
is also social and responds to environmental cues. This is why seeing a
commercial for a breakfast sandwich, or watching a co-worker eat M&Ms can
make you hungry.
Hunger will be at its worst when the hunger hormones are
high AND the behavioral, social and environmental cues are also
prevalent.

To get hunger under control try these two tips:

1)
Control the hormones first by eating more of the right things more frequently.
This takes half of the “hunger battle” out of the equation and is an immediate
effect.

2) Now with the hormonal urges lowered you can practice being
more mindful about the other behavioral factors of hunger. This is where
practicing not eating when others are, or being mindful about the impact of an
advertisement for your favorite ice cream come into play. This one works in the
long-run. Overtime, you become aware of “hunger cues” and can more easily avoid
them and/or control them.

In the weight loss game it is all about force
of will. In the fat loss game it is about practicing skills.

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