Yes, you are not yourself when hungry (but do not reach for a Snickers!). Their hanger is caused by the chemistry: Initial research shows that the same hormones that make you hungry during calorie reduction also make you more impulsive and irritable. Tell your loved ones and pets that everything is alright. They are in the process of learning some effective strategies to live and handle hangers.
Surf the Urge
Often, your hunger can be overwhelming to the point where the only sensible solution to overcoming this growing urge is to overcome this growing urge. But your hunger and your urge to consume certain foods are not always determined by the actual calorie needs of our body. You may be tempted by stress or social clues (watching football = eating chicken wings) or smells (walking through a pizza shop). Surfing the Urge is a strategy developed by psychologist Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., that you imagine you crave like a wave. The wave rises, but then it crashes and falls apart. By using this visualization and knowing that your cravings are abating, you can resist the temptation of food and stay on the right track.
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