Emotional eating is a way of consuming foods to feed your emotions. This kind of eating has nothing to do with physical hunger. Emotional hunger is often misinterpreted as physical hunger. This is a product of stress, emotional struggles, pressure, anxiety, and frustrations. These emotions can trigger hunger and cravings. You need to know the clues for emotional hunger to be able to avoid it during the HCG diet.
How to overcome emotional hunger?
You can overcome emotional hunger by dealing with its causes such as stress. Get support from the people around you. Stave off high-stress levels by spending time for yourself. Take time to meditate and clear your mind from the constant pressure around you. Find comfort in taking a nap instead of eating comfort foods.
Things you need to know about emotional hunger
- Emotional hunger comes on abruptly
Emotional hunger can come instantly even if you are still full. There is a need to eat that demands instant satisfaction. You have to be careful with this during the HCG diet phase 2. Find other coping technique that does not involve food.
- Emotional hunger long for specific comfort foods
Emotional hunger makes you unsatisfied even if you eat more food. You keep on looking for specific comfort foods such as pizza, chocolates, and burgers. You keep on craving specific junk foods or other sugary snacks. When emotional hunger comes during the HCG diet you have to drink a lot of water.
- Emotional hunger often leads to mindless eating
Emotional hunger makes you eat a whole bag of chips without paying attention to it. You will seem to enjoy the pleasure of eating too much food. Mindless eating is dangerous during the very low-calorie phase. You will consume too much food that can stop the HCG in burning your body fats.
- You are always unsatisfied
Emotional hunger keeps you wanting more. It can lead to pain and discomfort in your stomach because of fullness. You don’t feel any satisfaction even if your stomach is already stuffed. Make sure to eat the specific foods allowed during the HCG diet phase 2. Load more on protein to stave off the occurrence of hunger.
- Emotional hunger isn’t located in your stomach
Emotional hunger does not lead to hunger pains in your stomach. This is a kind of hunger that can’t get out in your brain. You are more focused on a specific taste, smell, and texture of food. Drink a lot of water and wait for 20 minutes before you eat your meal. Emotional hunger does not last long in your head.
- Emotional hunger often leads to regret
You can feel guilt or shame in the end. It’s because you are giving your body what it needs. The guilt is because you know deeply that you slip on your HCG diet. Do not prolong your guilt over this to avoid high-stress levels. Act on it right away by loading more on healthy foods and maintaining your HCG shot. The HCG will flush out extra calories from the comfort food you have been eating.