On my morning drive to work..

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Since I have a job that actually requires me to work at normal people hours (along with my odd hours) I am privy to those morning shows on the radio. Most are pretty generic here in Indianapolis, but some are quite decent. This morning as I was trying not to slide off the road in some rather unsuspectingly slippery snow, I listened to the Bert Show. They were discussing how a couple was fighting because of weight loss. They both agreed to become healthier but as we all know the cruel, cruel fact of men losing weight faster than women, it seemed she was becoming discouraged. The talk went on to discuss how a man can encourage a woman to lose weight without offending her. But what made me cock my head to the side and say “huh?” was when the woman on the show kept on mentioning she was hungry during all this. Hence amplifying her annoyance or anger with her mate about his “encouraging words.” You should never feel hungry. And you shouldn’t call it a diet. If you are truly going to commit to being healthy, there should be no end date or end weight. Yes, you should have a goal weight but you shouldn’t stop your healthy lifestyle of clean eating and exercising just because you hit that number. I don’t like it when people ask me, “so, how is your diet going?” Because… I am not on a diet. I am on a journey to complete lifestyle change. And once I figure out the right formula for me, I won’t be going back.

If you are eating clean then you should be eating about 5 to 6 small meals a day. This keeps your metabolism up and firing! When you are hungry…then you should eat!!! Now if maybe you just ate a hour before the hunger pains start, you might want to drink some water because it could be a sign of dehydration. But for the most part, if you are eating healthy you can basically eat all day long. I keep carrots, peanut butter, hummus, protein bars, protein shakes, and other snacks with me all the time or at my various places of work just in case I get hungry. I know that if I snack on these things, I will satisfy my hunger, it won’t ruin my calorie count, and it is still healthy. So girls, women, young ladies…and even you fellas. If you are trying to lose some weight, don’t let yourself feel hungry and get “hangry” as the radio personality said it (hungry + angry=hangry). No one likes that!

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