If you are hungry, your brain is in need of fuel ASAP. In this state, it is hard to think rationally because your blood sugar level is low and it needs to be raised in order to feel better. Also, in this state one tends to eat more and faster than they should to satisfy their need.
Eat to a point of satisfaction and then clear your plate. If you are at a restaurant, ask the waiter for a to go container for your next meal. You do not have to eat the whole meal, contrary to some of our parent’s prior conditioning. Anyone ever heard the common statement, “Clear your plate or you will not be able to leave the table.”
If you stuff yourself, you may not want to eat in 2-4 hours, so Never Get Full. Eating multiple meals per day is one of the keys to reducing physiological stress, balancing hormones, reducing fat, decreasing blood pressure, optimizing mood, improving sleep quality and feeling your overall best.
Brien Shamp brings you 22 years of experience as a Body Transformation Expert, Personal Trainer, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, Massage Therapist, Strength Coach for College & Pro Athletes and Reiki Practitioner. In 2011 he was nominated one of the top ten trainers in the country. Brien has a degree in Biomechanics from UC Davis and extensive graduate studies in Exercise Physiology from SF State. Brien won first place in the Met-Rx World’s Best Personal Trainer Contest in 1999 and was nominated Best in the Bay by KRON 4 for Weight Loss in 2009. He is an active author in Parenting on the Peninsula, Ms. Fitness Magazine and his FREE Blog with thousands of subscribers at www.BrienShamp.com.