Knowing Your Hunger Full Index
Knowing your Hunger Full index is a terrific tool for inch loss. The last secret mentioned from the Blue Zones Power Nine refers to monitoring when you stop eating. Hara Hachi Bu is a phrase used often by the subjects studied in the Blue Zones. It means: stop eating when you are no longer hungry, not when you are full. Dr. Brian Wamsink tells us this makes the difference between weight loss and weight gain. We’ve talked about this principle for many years in Fabufit using the Hunger/Full Index.
Eating before you are too hungry and stopping before you are too full can be a great habit to develop for Inch Loss. Here is the scale for you with 0 being starving and 10 being gluttonously full. The goal is to stay between 4 and 6. The benefits will reach beyond inch loss. This way of eating will be a great ally in keeping your blood sugar level and your moods steady. Bouncing blood sugar results in emotional highs and lows.
You can also print the chart by following the link below.
8 Looser Clothing
7 Loosen Clothing
Comfortably Full <4 – 6> is where we wish to stay
3 Just Hungry
2 Very Hungry
1 Very very hungry
0 Starving and ready to Binge
Romans 12:1-2 (MSG) Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.
Find out more about how to recognize your hunger and fullness signals.