Hungry or Thirsty?
Posted by Jennifer Era Wyatt on August 1, 2009 at 9:21 AM
Have you ever ate everything in sight trying to find exactly what you were craving, only to realize nothing you had eaten had quenched the satisfaction you were looking for? It could be that you were just thirsty. The following is an article written by Lee Andrew Henderson that I give to my clients usually after they tell me they had a "binge day"
The strangest thing about the increase of overweight Americans is that people today know more about their body and more people than ever are trying to watch their weight. Personally, I've never known so many people that either diet or workout.
There are other ways to help aid in losing weight and one of those ways is to simply know your body better. It can help you lose weight just to know when you are thirsty
That is That might seem strange because you're probably thinking that you know when you're thirsty. Sometimes it is easy to know when you are thirsty. Maybe you just got done working out and you're sweating and your mouth is dry and you need that cold beverage to sooth the feeling in your mouth.
a definite sign of thirst that everybody recognizes but it actually isn't the only sign of thirst.
Believe it or not thirst can actually be a feeling in your stomach too. Thirst can a feeling in your stomach that there is just something missing. It's like your body is sending you a message that it needs something.
Most people might confuse this as hunger, because you do get the same feeling when you're hungry. But the truth is when you get that hungry feeling it is very possible that you're not hungry at all but that you're actually thirsty.
This can lead to problems of course. A body will get thirsty more often than it gets hungry. If you're eating every time you are thirsty because you have mistaken it for hunger then you're going to be eating way too much and you're going to have a hard time losing weight.
My suggestion is every time you have a feeling in your stomach that feels like you are hungry first try drinking something that will quench your thirst. If drinking something doesn't get rid of that feeling then maybe you are hungry.
Of course it is also important to know what kind of beverages quench your thirst. Water is the best beverage for quenching your thirst. If you think water is too bland then I recommend forcing yourself to drink it anyway. After about a month of drinking water you'll be fine with it. If you still can't stand water then try adding some lemon to it.
If you're trying to quench your thirst then never drink soda. Soda might seem like it quenches your thirst because you see commercials where somebody is really hot and they need a nice cold, icy bottle of Coke, but soda actually does not quench your thirst. Soda actually makes you more thirsty, which could either lead you to drinking more soda, which is bad for you, or could trick you into thinking that you're hungry since you drank something and the feeling in your stomach didn't go away.