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Hey all

I dont post here all the time, but from time to time I lurk...SO HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

I wanted to ask you guys here...how do you guys tell the difference between head hunger and true hunger. I ask this due to the fact that I fight this all time. I deal with ...It is noon...time to eat...but when i eat, I cant get it down. So I waste my money on food. I do think that my issues are deeper as I am still doing things that I am not supposed to do. I still eat bread, drink soda and not excercise so I have not lost alot of weight, But I stil want to know how to tell the difference.

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What do you mean "you can't get it down"? Are you too tight to eat proper foods? We need more info.

I base my eating on a bit of a schedule, ie: try to eat yogurt for Breakfast, some Protein for lunch and dinner time. If I eat 70 grm protein a day if I have untimed "hunger" then I judge it to be head hunger and drink 16 oz Water. That usually works for me.

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The other day at work I was starving in the afternoon. I kept thinking about going and getting a bag of Cookies out of the vending machine. This went on for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Finally I decided, heck, I haven't bought anything out of the vending machine since my surgery 9 months ago and gave myself the go ahead to buy the Cookies. Then I thought "oh, i have a babybell cheese and an yogurt in the fridge" and I realized neither one of them sounded even the least bit apealing to me. That's when I realized I wasn't really hungry at all (and I thought I was starving) !!?? I'm happy to say I didn't buy the cookies or eat the cheese or yogurt! It is really difficult to distinguish between the two sometimes.

Good Luck!

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Head hunger is a bad old and hard habit to break. Trying chewing sugarledd gum, drink Water or go on a walk. If I have tried those things and Im still hungry than I will eat something small.

Good luck!

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