I was reading this article and thought it was worth sharing.
I am not a dieter - but do enjoy being healthy.
Eat Right. Live Well. Love God.
Listen to your body’s signals for hunger and fullness.
This week, ask yourself: What am I really experiencing – stomach hunger, eye hunger, heart hunger, or mind hunger? Some helpful tips:
**Practice eating until you are not quite satisfied. Wait 15 minutes and ask yourself again if you feel satisfied. This simple exercise can help to give you the confidence of eating slightly less than you’re used to but knowing that in a few minutes you’ll be satisfied.
**Eye hunger may occur when you see a tempting food – for example, when you pass a bakery. Avoid the sight of food temptations when you can.
**Heart hunger or emotional hunger may happen when you are feeling stressed or tired and you eat to avoid strong emotions or to feel better. If you realize you aren’t physically hungry, ask yourself, “What am I trying to feed?”
**Start to record your mood and thoughts in a journal.
From Your Whole Life: The 3D Plan for Eating Right, Living Well, and Loving God, featured in “Ministering to Women in 2009” magalog. For more information, visit www.3DYourWholeLife.com