Does He Really Need To Top Off His Tank?
Hunger pangs are possibly one of the most misunderstood signals our bodies send us, a misunderstanding that often leads to overeating.
You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you haven’t eaten for a few hours, the vague unease, sometimes accompanied by a growling or rumbling deep in your belly.
Why is it that sometimes you can eat a large meal, your stomach full to almost bursting, yet you still feel unsatisfied, you still feel like you need to eat more, but there is no more room in your belly.
You need to understand what your hunger pangs are really trying to tell you, and it’s not that you will starve to death if you don’t cram a pastry down your throat.
Your hunger pangs are telling you, “Hey, listen, you’re getting a little low on ready to burn fuel, either top off the tank or you’re going to have to tap into your fuel reserves.”
That’s right, your hunger pangs are telling you that you are about to start burning stored fat for energy, unless you eat something.
Learn to treat your hunger pangs like the fuel gauge in your car at a quarter tank, you can still go quite a ways before filling up, or you can top off the tank at the first filling station you see.
You car fuel tank will hold only so many gallons of fuel, once it’s full anything more you try to put in the tank will spill over, going to waste.
Unlike your car’s fuel tank, your stomach, your body’s fuel tank, has the ability to stretch, so it can hold a bit more fuel if you force it too. It can also create additional fuel cells to store excess energy against future need.
Again, additional fuel, food you don’t really need to eat, goes to waist.
It’s called fat, lard, table muscle, love handles, or many other, less cute appellations.
So, the next time you feel hunger pangs understand what your body is saying, “I’m ready to burn off some fat, or get fatter.”
You can eat right away, or you can burn fat for an hour or so before you eat. Keep it in mind that your body will start to consume muscle and bone for nutrients if you go too long without food.
The Choice Is Yours.