Emma Nutrition

Simplifying the science through cooking and education. When I'm not on Mummy duties…

No more cake necessary!

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Nope that’s it, its all over for the cake devil. That goes for the biscuit devil too who randomly visited today. I don’t even like biscuits so why did I eat them? Because I’m still gaining control over the hunger.

There is, in my experience, a need to cross that line between hunger being a negative feeling and hunger being a friendly feeling. The term ‘hunger’ is an interesting one. We can be ‘hungry’ for food, ‘hungry’ for company, ‘hungry’ for knowledge. It’s a gap that needs to be filled. For good reason. If we are starving we become hungry and should eat. There’s an imbalance that occurs though. An over production of hydrochloric (stomach) acid and an under-sensitivity from the nerve endings in our stomachs. Our stomachs are stretched and used to feeling that size. It feels abnormal for it to be any smaller. Frustratingly, it occurs when we most need it to buckle up and do as its told.

Let’s face it, we all have an idea what we SHOULD eat (more on that later) but the gaining control of that hunger reflex is the true challenge. Allowing ourselves to enjoy food without stuffing ourselves. It’s an amazing feeling when you can allow yourself to indulge yet know when to stop…..

I’ll let you know when I’ve mastered it again 😉

Author: EmmaNutrition

Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a natural health expert with a passion for simplifying the science. Emma works with post natal mums, weekend runners and those with digestive issues to find the source of their health issues and rediscover their health mojo.

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