Today the second paragraph stood out to me and jolted me to write in my blog. Due to copyright laws I cannot post without their consent, so here's the link if your interested. Emotional Hunger
When he said “you need to stop focusing on what you should eat” freaked me out because that is all I do. That is the only way I know how to make this weight loss stay a loss. I focus on what I should eat every time I put something in my mouth. Why do you think he'd say this?
Is he saying that it really doesn't matter what I eat as long as I am “truly” hungry and not a made up hunger? I have those a lot! I could have just ate dinner and be “hungry” an hour later. We all know that isn't true hunger. Its our made up hunger, like Dr. Roger Gould states in his article this week.
This is very hard for me to digest because I truly believe it does matter what we eat even if I eat when I am truly hungry. I mean if I ate a big sloppy McDonald's quarter pounder with cheese that is 510 calories! That is approximately 1/4 of my daily calories in a hamburger. I could have had a nice healthy salad with 3 oz of chicken, fat free ranch dressing, 2 servings of Melba Rounds and a desert my Dark Chocolate Vitatop for lunch and it would be less calories than that hamburger.
So, yes, it does matter what you eat. You want to eat quality foods, healthy foods and I guarantee you that lunch I would have ate would keep me full a lot longer than 1 hamburger.
Make sure you eat right, focus on eating quality foods its so good for you and the benefits outweigh the hamburger at McDonald's! Remember when you eat something to eat things that will help you stay fuller longer, keep your blood sugar down and have quality calories to it. Makes all the difference in the world when you start Maintenance.
What are your thoughts on focusing on what you eat? Do you feel Dr. Gould is right as long as you eat when your truly hungry it doesn't matter what you eat?
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