am rarely hungry
many of the population are ravenous all day long and searching for
food; there are an equal number of people who look at them in bemusement
asking why are they always eating?
has a unique internal body chemistry that determines their nutritional
requirements. This is the reason that for every person who is hungry
most of the time there is someone who is not really interested in
lack of hunger can be equally as troublesome as having too much
desire for food. The body functions on the right nutrients in the
right amounts. When you are not so concerned with eating you will
find that it is easy to forget to try and get as many of the right
nutrients into your body as possible.
often see people who are overweight complain that they do not eat
many calories a day and why haven't they lost weight? The problem
is that the body adjusts it's calorie needs to whatever you eat
by stopping non essential functions which accumulate over time to
create many problems in the body. They cannot lose weight because
nutritionally they are malnourished.
big issue for you to consider is ensuring every time you do eat
you have the exact foods your body needs. Please note that these
foods are very different from someone who is hungry all day as their
nutrition routine is designed to halt this.
is essential to get the right amount of protein to carbohydrates
to fat in at each meal. The amounts to consume are unique to each
person. The only way to truly find out what works is to try and
tune into your body language signals post meal. This is especially
hard for people without hunger as this relies on tuning into energy
levels and mental aspects post eating over hunger feelings.
In general you will do better with a lower fat, lighter protein meal with an adequate carbohydrate portion. The goal of the eating is to increase 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.
the above guide you will become used to noting these feelings. This
is one of the most powerful things you can do. I teach
this with all my clients. When negative feeling are felt after a meal e.g.
a drop in energy or lack of a ability to concentrate etc 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.
hunger can also be used to help you gauge progress. If you eat correctly
you should naturally become hungry at meal times, maybe not starving
but naturally fancy some food. Ignoring your negative reactions
post meal is the worst thing you can do nutritionally as it signals
that 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
the nutrients and health you need
you are suffering with persistent negative post meal reactions as
indicated above or feel you may be suffering poor health from obtaining
too little of the right nutrients. 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.