Confession: I Solve Hunger By Eating Too Much

Do you solve hunger by eating too much?

I had an epiphany and thought you might appreciate it.

We're all familiar with solving hunger by eating too much food. People say "I'm hungry" and then eat half a pan of lasagna as if they want never to be hungry again in their lives.

I feel the same in summer when I walk into a room that's as cold as an icebox. All that AC, they're over-compensating! People are in the room with their arms folded, sweaters over their shoulders, trying to stay away from the vents, meanwhile someone says "at least it's not hot, that cool air feels nice".

Setting the thermostat to extreme cold because you happen to feel hot, or extreme hot because you happen to feel cold, is like eating half a pan of lasagna when you're hungry. Each is a waste of resources and forces your body to compensate with the yo-yo effect of extremes.

What can be done about this?

  1. Drink a glass of water before eating.

  2. Fill half the plate with salad or vegetables.

  3. Measure what you think is an appropriate portion size for someone who isn't starving, serve that to yourself and put the rest away before you take a bite.

  4. The minute the hunger stops and you feel satisfied, clear your plate. (This will prevent you from finishing what’s on your plate when you've already had enough to satisfy you).

  5. Wait at least 15 minutes before going for seconds. Try to do something else like clean the bathroom or put clothes or files away (if you're at work).