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    How can you tell if you're actually hungry?

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    You know how they say if you're actually hungry a steak will sound good too? Steak always sounds good! How the heck am I supposed to be able to tell hunger apart from cravings?

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    The best way I have found is I will drink a large glass of water and wait 15 min and if I still have hunger pangs I will eat sometimes its hard at first to tell hunger and thirst apart

    I hope that helps

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    Don't eat for two days. You'll start to feel true innate hunger.

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    I have the same problem, I ALWAYS feel "hungry" which means I probably never really do. What I do is think about eating something that is not particularly appealing but is healthy, like a turkey burger or hardboiled egg. If those sound good, I'm probably actually hungry. If only something like nuts or coconut butter sound good, I'm not truly hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paradisefound View Post
    I have the same problem, I ALWAYS feel "hungry" which means I probably never really do.
    I have the opposite problem. I almost never get hunger pangs and if I do they usually go away pretty fast. I can almost always eat though. Most days I fast until ~5 or 6 pm. I'm usually not hungry even then because my last meal was large enough I guess. I usually start feeling anxious/irritable if I go much beyond ~20 hours in a fast (unless I'm drinking coffee; it seems to ameliorate that), so I take that as a cue to eat in lieu of other hunger signals.

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    You know you're really hungry when ... boiled liver and eggplant sounds delicious.
    ... you could eat a dog. Raw.
    ... you'd pay money to try balut.
    ... you start eying the cat and wondering what asian chicken tastes like.
    ... you find yourself checking road kill to see if it's still fresh enough to eat.

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    I struggle a lot with this. There are time that I THINK I am hungry but I dont really seem to be. i.e. my stomach is GROWLING but there is no logical reason for the hunger and if I am patient it subsides. And there are other times where I dont feel hungry but I just get sleepier and sleepier and sleepier until I eat something.
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    I often start getting more and more tired when I haven't eaten in awhile too... But the "hunger" feeling is very mild. I often wonder why people say fasting INCREASES their energy. It seems to really calm me more than anything... Alex, have you experimented with fasting?

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    Keep some goats eyes in the fridge. Use them as your only snack
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    Yes I've tried fasting, and yes, everything sounds good. It's completely controllable, but I just want to eat everything in site. Oh and I'm not partial to cat, but I wouldn't balk at eating a parrot or two.

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