The pandemic has thrown life into a flux. It’s only normal then that it’s also throwing off eating habits and patterns too.
People are stress eating—that’s normal. People are eating because they’re bored—that’s normal too. People are eating because their normal routine is off—ditto.
Whatever the reason, it’s important to be mindful of your intake—especially if it’s unwanted or unneeded. The best way to do that: The Hunger-Fullness Scale.
The Hunger-Fullness Scale exists to help people gauge when they should start eating and when they should stop. It does that by tapping into human’s built-in appetite regulating system. By being aware of that, people can be mindful of how hungry they truly are…and whether or not they really need that ice cream.
So, take a look at the scale below. In general, people should try to remain between a 3 and 7 on the scale, which for most people means eating every 3 to 4 hours.
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Written by Mamba