What are you Really Hungry for?
What Are You Really Hungry for?
When we gather with a group of friends for dinner, someone usually asks, “What are you hungry for? Italian? Mexican?”
I find myself asking this question in the grocery store…. What will make my palate happy? What will satisfy me today? Tomorrow? During the week?
In today’s blog, I am asking a deeper question, “what are you hungry for?” Fuel for the body or food for an emotion? Are you feeding your body protein and fuel for a healthy lifestyle? If the answer is yes, then eat with joy. If the answer is no, then you have the opportunity to stop and re-think your meal or snack before ingesting it.
What are you hungry for? Are you lonely? Food is not the cure. Hug yourself and/or find a friend and give them a hug, volunteer at a club, call the spa; don’t resort to food.
What are you hungry for? Are you grieving? Food will not really help. Find a group, call a friend, pick up a healing book, call the spa; don’t resort to food.
What are you hungry for? Think no one cares? Rethink that thought. Food is not the solution. Remember the people who care, join a club, volunteer at the library, call the spa; don’t resort to food.
What are you hungry for? Are you stressed? Food will not really help; as a matter of fact, you will stress out about the food you just ate. Make a list, prioritize, delegate, call the spa; don’t resort to food.
What are you hungry for? (Fill in the blank______). Food will probably not be able to fix that. Call a friend, take a walk, call the spa; don’t resort to food.
You have friends at the spa who are willing to talk to you and help you plan your next trip. Do not resort to unhealthy food choices. Instead, take opportunities to think and re-think your meal and snack choices and opt for a healthy lifestyle. If you make a poor choice, do not beat yourself up. Just get right back on the track to good health.