Well this can be understood be some simple look out. If you are going to eat and only concentrate about what is put on the table then you are hungry. If you are still thinking about something else even after lunch/dinner then you are eating just to eat.
I heard once upon a time, that if you aren't hungry enough to eat an apple, you truly are not hungry. So I tried it and it really works! Get a bag of apples and if you eat an apple cause you at hungry, then you eat until you're full, but if you don't want the apply, you are not hungry, you're bored.
What great question! I find myself asking this question often throughout the day so your defiantly not alone. What helps for me is actually asking myself this question before eating something. Remember only you can determine if your hungry!
This is a question you have to ask yourself. Are you physically hungry? Mentally hungry? Both are totally valid and should be responded too! Your body needs to fuel and energy. Your body is trying to help you, listen and respond to it.
The nest time you eat, think about what the time is and what you are doing. If you ate only an hour ago and you are watching TV, then maybe you are just eating because you are bored. If you feel that you are always hungry, then try eating a more dense snack that will make you feel fuller longer.
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January 25th, 2016 6:48am
Stop and ask yourself, would you eat something you hate (E.g I usually ask myself if I would eat a fruit or veg) ? If the answer is yes, you are probably physically hungry. If the answer is no, it could just be a craving or you might be eating for comfort (e.g mostly we eat chocolate for comfort right?) Cravings are all in the mind... certain regions of our brain associate a certain food (that which you are craving) with comfort . This kicks in when we are stressed or anxious so relax, destress and the craving will probably go away.