Friday, December 31, 2010
"Hunger is insolent"
People assume that since I'm fat I must be stuffing my face all the time. The truth is just the opposite. Most people I've spoken to feel hungry at least every 5 hours or so, if not more frequently. I've recently been keeping a food journal in which I record when I eat, when I'm hungry, when I feel queesy, and when I visit the gym. I only feel the sensation of hunger three or four times a week. Don't get me wrong, I eat when I'm not hungry, but only because I feel like I should. And before you say "well of course you aren't hungry, you're always eating," you should also know I have gone as many as 14 hours between meals without so much as a tummy rumble. I'm coming to realize that this is not normal. It also may be contributing to my heftiness. Metabolism hasn`t quite figured out the 21st century yet, so when you don`t eat it assumes you are starving and goes into preservation mode, especially if you are less than active. Boosting my metabolism and eating regularly need to be priorities. Darned if I know how.