16 hours ago
Do not be afraid of HUNGER!
I can not tell you how many women AND men, that I talk to, are trying to AVOID being hungry.
Yes, I get it, I used to do this too.
I though being hungry was a BAD thing. I thought being hungry was going to make me fat. So, I did everything I could to NOT be hungry. I would drink tons of water, chew gum, eat low calories, high volume foods to fill me up (low calorie veggies, air popcorn, tea, etc.), I would workout MORE, or I would try to NOT think about how hungry I was.
And guess what? It all worked, until it didn't!
Why? Because HUNGER is a cue your body NEEDS fuel. And if you do not give it usable, nutrient filled energy, you will continue to be hungry and/or long term angry, bitchy, sleepless, libido less, and/or poop less.
You want a HIGH metabolism then you have to FUEL it with enough energy for it to stay HIGH. Think of it like wood on a fire, the bigger your fire becomes, the more wood it needs to stay BIG. Your metabolism works the same way. The more your metabolism increases, the more fuel you will need to keep it up. AND hunger is the CUE it needs more fuel!
Trying to fuel your energy levels with calorie free food is like trying to create a bonfire with a post it note.
Can I hear an AMEN?!
Of course, when you are hungry, it is important to follow these 5 easy rules.
1. Eat a carb and protein in EVERY meal
2. Eat at frequency that keeps your blood sugar stable, this can range from 2-5 hours
3. Eat within 30 minutes of waking
4. Utilize nutrient rich carbs like fruits, juice, roots, milk and honey
5. Utilize easy to digest proteins like shellfish, white fish, eggs, cheese, milk, liver and broth/gelatin
Hunger is a cue your body NEEDS energy. Energy that will be used to make you warm, want to have sex, build muscle, have a daily poo, grow hair, do your job, workout and put you into a deep sleep.
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