is a clear sign from the body that it wants something. It is not
a sign of weakness, poor will power or something to fight against
as many people mistake it for. What hunger gives you is a good indicator
of whether the foods you are giving your body is what it needs.
many people battle hunger as they follow a ‘healthy’
diet. The persistent hunger feelings or need to eat shows that
the meals you are giving the body is not exactly what it needs
eating we should not feel hungry for at least 3-4 hours if you have
consumed the right foods in the right amounts. If you experience
hunger within this time frame, more specifically within two hours
of eating you have not provided the body with the nutrients it desires.
metabolic typing it is easy
and enjoyable to find the exact foods your body needs. Once there
it is then necessary to discover the right amount of protein, carbohydrates
and fat needed within each meal. This is different for each person.
do this you can play an experimental game of food portions until
you find the right amount that satisfies you. It is easy to discover
this when you know your metabolic type and this allows you to take
control of food forever afterwards.
In general you will do better with a higher fat, heavier protein meal with an emphasis on lower carbohydrate portions than typical "healthy meals". The goal of the eating is to control your natural hunger levels so you wan to eat regularly each day. Use the form below to guide you to finding your ideal ratios by noting your reactions at a point 1-2 hours post eating.
this you will soon become used to actually noting these
feelings. At this point you have one of the most powerful techniques
for control over your nutrition. When negative feelings are felt
after a meal e.g. feeling hungry just 45 minutes after eating it
is a clear sign from the body. Maybe it is saying I need more fat,
more carbohydrates, more protein ………or a different
type of protein etc.
your hunger signs and all other negative reactions post meal is
the worst thing you can do nutritionally as the body is unable to
effectively extract the energy from foods within the cells even
if the food you are eating is ideal for your body.
round hunger which many people use is to eat very large portions
to totally override the body as it takes a while to process and
digest. Though this may keep hunger at bay it is not an effective
way to be healthy as invariably many other negative reactions are
given off and the cells are unable to effectively process the energy.
A classic example of this is seen in many people who have to eat
a large bowl of cereal to keep them from getting hungry in the morning.
This is simply covering up for the fact that the cereal does not
provide all the nutrients the body actually needs.
you are suffering with persistent negative post meal reactions as
indicated above you should seriously consider discovering your Metabolic Type. I take all my clients through this within my Personal Training London and my On Line Body Transformation course. Alternatively you can do the the Metabolic Typing Test on its own.