Y5 – Day 18 – Seven Hungers

The seven hungers are:

Wanting to eat because of – 1. Your eyes – visual attractiveness. It looks delicious so you want some but are not necessarily belly hungry. 2. Your ears – auditory signals. You hear the sound of a bag of chips opening, a bag of popcorn popping and you want it because you hear it. 3. Your nose – olfactory response. You smell mom’s Italian tomato sauce simmering on the stove when you walk in the door and even though you ate right before, you want it (and probably will dip a torn piece of Italian bread into it). 4. Your mouth –  oral satisfaction. You want to feel sensations, the texture of crunchy or smooth, the temperature of hot or cold, the taste of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami without being hungry at all. 5. Your cells – brain indicators. You think you’re hungry but you are actually thirsty. Check in with your tummy. 6. Your mind – having mental logical systems such as rules like counting, restricting, eliminating and judging food as good vs. bad. 7. Your heart emotional soothing or substituting for emptiness, sadness, loneliness, boredom and even celebrations.

I satisfy my stomach hunger with delicious, healthy food.

I gratify my emotional hungers with loving, healthy relationships with myself and others.

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