Hunger––Friend or Foe?
Hunger Is as Hunger Does.
Seems fitting doesn't it?
The actual feeling of hunger can be difficult to gauge and may be hoodwinked by aberrant appetite and satiety chemistry. In today’s society, many people experience a love-hate relationship with hunger. We need our appetite to survive, but we also don’t necessarily need to give into it every time we hear its voice whispering to eat more.
One common example is the kitchen cabal. Instead of working for hours to prepare every meal, modern kitchen technology coupled with food technology enables us to skip the preparatory steps and indulge in “impulse meals.” Simply put––we crave a food, and we are immediately able to eat the object of our desires.
Craving chicken teriyaki? No problem) just microwave a box !
Have a desire for potatoes? Why not settle for the family-sized bagpotato chips! Or pop those pre-made, triple-stuffed potatoes into the oven,instead.
Whatever we want to eat is immediately available to us in a variety of conveniences. A pitfall of this instant gratification lies in our body's genetically determined ability to regulate our appetites. We were not designed to function properly under today's express-eating conditions. Before we can even breakdown and process our foods, and feel full, our hunter-gatherer instincts are driving us to search for the next food source.
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