A hunger scale is a simple, but effective way for to easily cut calories. It might be the edge you’re looking for to turn your weight loss struggle into success.
Are you a success at many things in life, but when it comes to losing weight you just cannot make any progress?
I hear from many people who are successful in career, marriage, relationships, and finances, but they cannot get the scale to drop.
Here is a great little skill that when mastered makes losing weight a whole lot easier.
What is the skill?
Learning to calculate your hunger number using a hunger scale
This is really more of a rating system then a calculation, but it works like a charm and if you use this consistently for about a week to ten days you should see a natural reduction in the amount of food you eat with no hunger or deprivation.
What you want to do is create a simple Hunger Scale.
This is a scale with “0” on one end and “10” on the other.
ZERO: The “0” means zero hunger. You are not hungry at all.
TEN: The “10” means that you are super hungry and need something now!
What you want to do is rate your hunger throughout the day using this scale.
Here is how simple it is to use your hunger scale…
Throughout the day ask yourself, “How hungry does my stomach feel?’
Then assign your hunger a number.
You will need to do this for a minimum of 5 days before you find yourself saying, “Oh, I get it”.
(And, you will need to be consistent during those days, so what you might want to do is set a timer to buzz in two-hour intervals during the day.)
At first, you might feel stupid but stick with it because around day 5 you will start to see that you often “feel” like eating, but you are not really hungry.
This knowledge will help you make better decisions about how much to eat or when to eat.
I will tell you that acquiring this skill may be the best thing I ever did. I truly think that it is a big part of the reason I have been able to successfully maintain my weight loss for the past 15+ years. (Watch my Free Video Series to learn more)
Here is why it works:
Let’s say you walk into a restaurant for lunch and discover that your hunger number is only a 2 (i.e. you are really not very hungry). Knowing this it frees you up to order something light, like a salad.
You will leave the restaurant feeling pleasantly full, instead of stuffed and sleepy.
Think of how many calories this will prevent you from eating! Simple and effective.
Let me know how this simple hunger scale strategy works for you in the comment section below.
Do you need help stopping overeating? Then you’ll benefit from this trick I call Using Stoppers.
About the Author
Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC graduated Summa Cum Laude with research honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991.