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What You've Been Doing: Reaching for food, even healthy stuff, at the first sign of hunger
Try this instead: Let your stomach get a little growl-y now and then
"So many times we hear 'Don't let yourself get too hungry.' But I've found that feeling true hunger helped me learn when my body needed food and when I just wanted to eat for eating's sake. Stop eating because the clock tells you to and learn to feel and trust your own hunger signals by allowing yourself to get hungry in between meals. Hunger is not an emergency, and feeling that growling stomach before filling it with nourishing foods will help you learn what foods satisfy you longer and which ones cause cravings later." —Roni Noone, Roni's Weigh; lost 70 pounds