Low Carb Friends

Low Carb Friends (http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/)
-   JUDDD (http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/juddd/)
-   -   Hunger is not an emergency (http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/juddd/777308-hunger-not-emergency.html)

Yam-Yam 07-06-2012 08:41 AM

Hunger is not an emergency
 
Dr. J. Berardi wrote this in his e-book and every now and then I re-read it for perspective. Thought someone else might want to read it today. He wrote this when he was experimenting with Intermittent Fasting.

Google: artofmanliness Intermittent Fasting: A Beginner’s Guide

Hunger is not an emergency
Many people think hunger is an emergency and panic when it kicks in. But hunger
is just a feeling. Commit an entire day to fasting, and you’ll realize that hunger
really isn’t something to panic over. Nothing really bad happens if you miss a meal
or two. After all, our prehistoric ancestors didn’t have a Taco Bell on every corner.
We evolved to deal well with hunger. Allow yourself to get hungry. Then sit with the
feeling rather than trying to make it go away immediately.
Physical vs. psychological hunger
Often when people think they’re hungry, they’re not experiencing true physiological
(body) hunger, but rather psychological (head) hunger. The better you know the
difference between the two, the better you understand your body’s signals. By
the end of the day, you’ll feel real body hunger. In the future, use that feeling as a
reference point to interpret your appetite correctly.
Eating as a privilege
I’m the Director for a non-profit called The Healthy Food Bank. We raise funds and
food for food banks throughout North America. Most of that goes to families who
are “food-insecure.” They’re not people sleeping on sewer grates. They’re people
who are barely scraping by. They have food, just not enough to feed their kids
every meal, every day. Taking a day to fast reminds us that there are people out
there who fast regularly - not voluntarily - but because they don’t have food. We’re
reminded that eating is a privilege.
Eating as a responsibility
Eating is also a responsibility. When we cram our bodies full of fast, processed, lowquality
food, we’re not taking that responsibility very seriously. A day without food
resets our perspective. We can remember to not take eating for granted.
Food marketing
Food advertising and marketing often flies under our radar when we’re fed. But
that’s exactly what makes it so effective: It works on our subconscious. When
fasting, everything changes. Food marketing jumps out at us. We’re aware of the
manipulation. With awareness comes power. No more mindless junk food runs
prompted by billboards or radio commercials. Now you’re in control.

KeirasMom 07-06-2012 08:57 AM

I have read this before and it really resonates with me. I'm trying to teach my daughter to tell the difference, though it's hard with young ones. I sure don't want her to end up like her dad and me.

Thanks for sharing Yam!

sunday 07-06-2012 09:38 AM

Great post YamYam!

This is exactly what I am working on and it truly is helping me. :) I know this may sound strange... I never paid attention to my "hunger scale", I just didn't. :dunno:

I wish that I had suffered with extra weight much earlier in life, rather than in my later years. I think it may have been better, because I would have hopefully taken heed to listening to my body.

It truly never occurred to me that I snacked when I was bored? Or that I ate because it was time to eat??? Or simply that I rarely allowed myself to feel true hunger? I just ate. I am so thrilled to have JUDDD for a WOE. I can't tell you how much it has done for me!

I have a friend who has been my bff for quite a while and she is battling with weight loss and is not able to do JUDDD. She tells me that she is hungry all of the time. I explained that we all have "head" hunger, but until you fast and fast for a period of time, you really don't experience true hunger pangs. She really has trouble understanding this and because of her constant hunger, doesn't want to give JUDDD a trial. She can restrict calories, but she can't fast.

Hopefulsweigh 07-06-2012 12:08 PM

I am experiencing hunger today :sad:.

Trying to work through it, thanks for posting Yam Yam.

TOM is here too, not fun!

This too shall pass :stars:

Muffabuff 07-06-2012 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 15779609)
Dr. J. Berardi wrote this in his e-book and every now and then I re-read it for perspective. Thought someone else might want to read it today. He wrote this when he was experimenting with Intermittent Fasting.

Google: artofmanliness Intermittent Fasting: A Beginner’s Guide

Hunger is not an emergency
Many people think hunger is an emergency and panic when it kicks in. But hunger
is just a feeling. Commit an entire day to fasting, and you’ll realize that hunger
really isn’t something to panic over. Nothing really bad happens if you miss a meal
or two. After all, our prehistoric ancestors didn’t have a Taco Bell on every corner.
We evolved to deal well with hunger. Allow yourself to get hungry. Then sit with the
feeling rather than trying to make it go away immediately.
Physical vs. psychological hunger
Often when people think they’re hungry, they’re not experiencing true physiological
(body) hunger, but rather psychological (head) hunger. The better you know the
difference between the two, the better you understand your body’s signals. By
the end of the day, you’ll feel real body hunger. In the future, use that feeling as a
reference point to interpret your appetite correctly.
Eating as a privilege
I’m the Director for a non-profit called The Healthy Food Bank. We raise funds and
food for food banks throughout North America. Most of that goes to families who
are “food-insecure.” They’re not people sleeping on sewer grates. They’re people
who are barely scraping by. They have food, just not enough to feed their kids
every meal, every day. Taking a day to fast reminds us that there are people out
there who fast regularly - not voluntarily - but because they don’t have food. We’re
reminded that eating is a privilege.
Eating as a responsibility
Eating is also a responsibility. When we cram our bodies full of fast, processed, lowquality
food, we’re not taking that responsibility very seriously. A day without food
resets our perspective. We can remember to not take eating for granted.
Food marketing
Food advertising and marketing often flies under our radar when we’re fed. But
that’s exactly what makes it so effective: It works on our subconscious. When
fasting, everything changes. Food marketing jumps out at us. We’re aware of the
manipulation. With awareness comes power. No more mindless junk food runs
prompted by billboards or radio commercials. Now you’re in control.

:goodpost:

gotitnow 07-06-2012 10:01 PM

Yam Yam...Do you happen to remember this character on "Laugh In" ( in the 60's or 70's) who always said......Verrrrrrrrrry Innnnteresting!?

Phyl:hyst::heart:

Yam-Yam 07-06-2012 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotitnow (Post 15781175)
Yam Yam...Do you happen to remember this character on "Laugh In" ( in the 60's or 70's) who always said......Verrrrrrrrrry Innnnteresting!?

Phyl:hyst::heart:

Phyl: Arte Johnson!!! I rode in a golf cart with him years ago in Palm Springs. He flirted with me relentlessly! :hyst: What a hoot he is. I have a picture of him with his arms around me.:heart::cool:

Yam-Yam 07-06-2012 10:48 PM

Phyl: Check this out!!

http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/...+-+YouTube.flv

After looking at a number of his videos now I am LOL and ROFL!:rofl::rofl: Thanks for the memories!:hugs:

Yam-Yam 07-06-2012 10:59 PM

Can't get it to work right! But if you click on that link above and it shows just a short clip and then goes to the picture/links, click on the one with the picture of Arte and the other soldier and you will see the whole thing. It's soooooooo funny!

Or, you could Google: Arte Johnson very interesting very stupid you tube.

cuttie99 07-07-2012 04:28 AM

Thank you for posting Yam Yam !! :goodpost:

gotitnow 07-07-2012 03:55 PM

Yam Yam....what a cool story!!! Loved the u-tube. Kept on laughing and DGD even asked why I kept laughing. Stepping that far back in time makes me laugh AND cry. Loved the memory too. Very heartwarming...partly cause I was fortunate to have a wonderful upbringing with loving God-fearing (in a good way) parents. :hugs::cry::D:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

Your cyber friend:heart::heart:, Phyl:heart: Wish I could see that pic!

Carly 07-07-2012 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 15779609)
Dr. J. Berardi wrote this in his e-book and every now and then I re-read it for perspective. Thought someone else might want to read it today. He wrote this when he was experimenting with Intermittent Fasting.

Google: artofmanliness Intermittent Fasting: A Beginner’s Guide

Hunger is not an emergency
Many people think hunger is an emergency and panic when it kicks in. But hunger
is just a feeling. Commit an entire day to fasting, and you’ll realize that hunger
really isn’t something to panic over. Nothing really bad happens if you miss a meal
or two. After all, our prehistoric ancestors didn’t have a Taco Bell on every corner.
We evolved to deal well with hunger. Allow yourself to get hungry. Then sit with the
feeling rather than trying to make it go away immediately.
Physical vs. psychological hunger
Often when people think they’re hungry, they’re not experiencing true physiological
(body) hunger, but rather psychological (head) hunger. The better you know the
difference between the two, the better you understand your body’s signals. By
the end of the day, you’ll feel real body hunger. In the future, use that feeling as a
reference point to interpret your appetite correctly.
Eating as a privilege
I’m the Director for a non-profit called The Healthy Food Bank. We raise funds and
food for food banks throughout North America. Most of that goes to families who
are “food-insecure.” They’re not people sleeping on sewer grates. They’re people
who are barely scraping by. They have food, just not enough to feed their kids
every meal, every day. Taking a day to fast reminds us that there are people out
there who fast regularly - not voluntarily - but because they don’t have food. We’re
reminded that eating is a privilege.
Eating as a responsibility
Eating is also a responsibility. When we cram our bodies full of fast, processed, lowquality
food, we’re not taking that responsibility very seriously. A day without food
resets our perspective. We can remember to not take eating for granted.
Food marketing
Food advertising and marketing often flies under our radar when we’re fed. But
that’s exactly what makes it so effective: It works on our subconscious. When
fasting, everything changes. Food marketing jumps out at us. We’re aware of the
manipulation. With awareness comes power. No more mindless junk food runs
prompted by billboards or radio commercials. Now you’re in control.

:goodpost: and good points. Many of the clients I work with can not eat everyday due to lack of funds and the food they do get to eat is typically unhealthy, processed, sugary or fatty. I do feel blessed!

Yam-Yam 07-08-2012 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotitnow (Post 15782698)
Yam Yam....what a cool story!!! Loved the u-tube. Kept on laughing and DGD even asked why I kept laughing. Stepping that far back in time makes me laugh AND cry. Loved the memory too. Very heartwarming...partly cause I was fortunate to have a wonderful upbringing with loving God-fearing (in a good way) parents. :hugs::cry::D:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

Your cyber friend:heart::heart:, Phyl:heart: Wish I could see that pic!

OMGosh! I know what you mean. I watched that very interesting very stupid one several times and had a great belly laugh session but I was all alone. I have to remember to show that to DH. I'm going to try to remember to take that picture to DDs next time I go because she has a scanner. When I can get it scanned in, I will post it.

We were at the Frank Sinatra celebrity golf tournament and got to hang out with some wonderful people. One of my favorites was Andy Williams. I so loved him growing up and I told him that. He was teeing off on the 17th hole and yelled out to everyone that he was hitting that ball for me. Wonderful memories!

Yam-Yam 07-08-2012 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carly (Post 15782723)
:goodpost: and good points. Many of the clients I work with can not eat everyday due to lack of funds and the food they do get to eat is typically unhealthy, processed, sugary or fatty. I do feel blessed!

We are blessed. I loved what Berardi wrote about that.

Yam-Yam 07-08-2012 03:28 PM

Click on the photo to make it bigger
 
3 Attachment(s)
Phyl: So I took pictures of my pictures with my digital camera since I don't own a scanner. Hope these come on ok. I couldn't find the hugging one. I remember taking that out of the album to show someone and guess I never put it back. Who knows where it is!!

but, this is me with Arte before I rode in the cart with him.

Attachment 45274

The next one is Andy Williams and me. :):love: I love him!:heart:

Attachment 45275

Attachment 45276

Then Pat Boone, Wayne Rodgers (Trapper John from Mash, remember?)

Alan Thicke from "Growing Pains" and lastly one of my Palm Springs BFFs. I'm the taller one. I used to wear belts!!!

Yam-Yam 07-08-2012 03:35 PM

3 Attachment(s)
Oops, here are the rest:

Attachment 45277

Attachment 45278

Attachment 45279

Yam-Yam 07-08-2012 03:38 PM

When I click on them to get bigger, they look blurry. Sorry. Probably would have turned out better if I had waited and used a scanner instead of taking a picture of a picture!:confused:

sunday 07-08-2012 05:30 PM

You are so pretty and definitely happy girlfriend! :hugs: I bet the pics bring back wonderful memories! :love:

stephdray 07-08-2012 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sunday (Post 15779795)
Great post YamYam!
I have a friend who has been my bff for quite a while and she is battling with weight loss and is not able to do JUDDD. She tells me that she is hungry all of the time. I explained that we all have "head" hunger, but until you fast and fast for a period of time, you really don't experience true hunger pangs. She really has trouble understanding this and because of her constant hunger, doesn't want to give JUDDD a trial. She can restrict calories, but she can't fast.

She is probably not lying to you. The thing that actually turned me onto JUDDD is that I was so hungry all the time on calorie restriction that I thought being hungry only half that amount of time might be easier on the psyche.

gotitnow 07-08-2012 07:58 PM

Yam...thanks again for going to the trouble to do that! You are a special BUDD!! I always loved watching Andy Williams TV show. Love his voice! That must have been a hoot to meet all those cool guys!!! :friends::kicking::kicking::kicking::kicking:

Phyl:heart:

Yam-Yam 07-09-2012 07:05 AM

It was really fun! And the neat thing is, they all seemed just as funny and sweet and kind in person as they are on tv. Can you believe our friend, Arte Johnson, is 83 now? He was born in 1929!!:stars:

Yam-Yam 07-09-2012 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sunday (Post 15785187)
You are so pretty and definitely happy girlfriend! :hugs: I bet the pics bring back wonderful memories! :love:

:o Thank you for saying that. I'm always telling my hubby that one thing I have always loved about our lives together is that we are either remembering something wonderful we did, doing something wonderful now or planning something wonderful for the future. Makes me:D:D happy!

Quote:

Originally Posted by stephdray (Post 15785211)
She is probably not lying to you. The thing that actually turned me onto JUDDD is that I was so hungry all the time on calorie restriction that I thought being hungry only half that amount of time might be easier on the psyche.

One of the things I liked when I first started reading on this forum and considering JUDD is that Pat always said "You are only dieting half the time." Now most DDs have become amazingly easy and even pleasant for me. I have clarity of thought, lots of energy and a peaceful, settled feeling. Every now and then when I do feel that real hunger, I try to make myself think about those who do not have food that day. I've also learned to eat something when my body really needs it.

b_lou_who 07-09-2012 07:54 AM

thanks for sharing that one! I needed it this morning after the camping binge for the loooong weekend :)
down day today, I think I am still full from last Thursday.
Absolutely certain I was never hungry those four days, but I sure did keep eating. I think popcorn is an addiction as long as it is available. Ditto fresh figs.

sunday 07-09-2012 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stephdray (Post 15785211)
She is probably not lying to you. The thing that actually turned me onto JUDDD is that I was so hungry all the time on calorie restriction that I thought being hungry only half that amount of time might be easier on the psyche.

I apologize, because didn't mean to imply that she was lying, I guess I did not know if she could tell the difference between the two types of hunger? And if that was indeed, physical pain then I couldn't relay how soon this would be alleved? JUDDD should help to distinguish that, but it also takes time and I am not sure she is willing to do this.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 15786274)
:o Every now and then when I do feel that real hunger, I try to make myself think about those who do not have food that day. I've also learned to eat something when my body really needs it.

I have been doing this as well and it is helping. Thank you for reminding me.

Yam-Yam 07-09-2012 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by b_lou_who (Post 15786392)
thanks for sharing that one! I needed it this morning after the camping binge for the loooong weekend :)
down day today, I think I am still full from last Thursday.
Absolutely certain I was never hungry those four days, but I sure did keep eating. I think popcorn is an addiction as long as it is available. Ditto fresh figs.


:high5: I hear you on the eating just because it's there. My DFIL used to call that the "seefood" diet (as opposed to seafood). I see food. I eat it.

Yam-Yam 07-09-2012 10:34 AM

Sunday: Right now I need to keep reminding myself! somepeopledonthavefoodsomepeopledonthavefoodsomepe opledonthavefood...

It's a DD. I'm obliged to attend a business dinner this evening so I don't want to use any calories until then if I can help it. BUT RIGHT NOW I WANT TO EAT LEFTOVER PIZZA FROM LAST NIGHT!:stars:

Wonder if I would be craving it if there was none there. Darn. Not sure what to do to kill the craving....

Think I'll start a thread to get some ideas.

sterlinggirl 07-09-2012 10:42 AM

WOW Yam YAm i didnt know you knew those folks:).. I ejoyed the photo show even if they were a lil bit blurry.. but what i did see was WOW you are beautifull~ what a looker holy moly~ love love the shorter hair on you for sure~:hugs:

Yam-Yam 07-09-2012 11:43 AM

Kimberly: Thank you, you sweet thing!:love: And as they say, "It takes one to know one." I think you are beautiful. :hugs:

Kissa 07-09-2012 12:33 PM

Wonderful post as always Yam-Yam. I have lived in India, and I have seen hunger.

Thanks for sharing your exciting photos. I loved Laugh In, I was living in Orange County in the late 60s and all those Spiro Agnew jokes were so topical! Happy times.

And you are another of our JUDDD beauties.

Yam-Yam 07-09-2012 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kissa (Post 15787220)
Wonderful post as always Yam-Yam. I have lived in India, and I have seen hunger.

Thanks for sharing your exciting photos. I loved Laugh In, I was living in Orange County in the late 60s and all those Spiro Agnew jokes were so topical! Happy times.

And you are another of our JUDDD beauties.

Oh my, India.:cry: How long did you live there?

Yes, we watched it all the time. Loved Ruth Buzzy and Lilly Tomlin!:hyst: I laugh just thinking of them!!!

And you are a JUDD beauty queen!!!:hugs:


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:38 AM.