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Hunger Cues

Hunger Cues

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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14 Comments

  1. Valerie Furnas

    Love the scale of hunger! Very helpful. At times in my life I have felt those different types of hunger but the lines get blurred when I am under stress and start emotionally eating.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I like your phrase “the lines get blurred.” That’s a great way to put it. Sometimes that happens to me and I have a hard time deciphering whether or not I’m hungry or just emotionally stressed or tired.

  2. DefineDiana

    I feel like I know my hunger cues for the most part. However, if I am tired I have a really REALLY hard time deciphering if I am hungry or just need rest. The feeling in my stomach can feel almost the same. I think its because my body still needs fuel, but in the form of sleep, if that makes sense.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Comforting myself with food is often an easy thing to get sucked into. Also if I’m dehydrated I can often feel hungry too.

  3. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    Getting in tune with hunger cues is so important and really is such a challenge. It took me a long time and a lot of hard looks at my food to recognize when I was hungry versus bored or emotional or stressed.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was a long process of learning for me and I still struggle with that.

  4. Katie @ Up Fit Creek

    This is something I really struggle with mastering so thank you for this post! Lots of great information and inspiration.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I still struggle with it too! Sometimes I just eat mindlessly out of habit.

  5. Leah @ L4L

    I’m pretty aware of my hunger cues but I definitely overeat a lot. I think that if I didn’t though, I’d have a hard time reaching my calorie goals a lot of the time. I also have the issue that I’ll pre-log my calories for dinner or something then feel obligated to eat it all because I logged it and not listen to my body as much.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s why I like using the app on my phone for logging calories. If I somehow don’t eat the whole meal I logged, I just go in and half it.

      I’d lose weight faster if I listened to my hunger cues better and stopped snacking. It’s a hard habit to break.

  6. Jane Cartelli

    I have to remember HALT. Am I too HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONELY or TIRED? I was driving home from a long road trip and it was my 14th hour behind the wheel that day. I passed a dining location and I suddenly had the thought that eating a bag of M&Ms would be okay, that nothing would be wrong with it. That was my signal that I was too TIRED to be driving and I turned the driving over to my husband – and did not stop for M&Ms.

    Thank you for all the clues you all shared here today.

    Jane~
    Keepingthepoundsoff.com

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve never heard of HALT. I LOVE it! What a great idea. I’m going to try and remember that the next time. It’s a good thing to be aware of when I’m getting the munchies.

  7. blackhuff

    Nowadays I am most certainly aware of my hunger cues and that is one of the things that make my weight loss, success. So it is most definitely so true in what you are saying – that if you know your hunger cues, you will lose the weight.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great to hear! Glad you are finding success!

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