Saturday, August 16, 2008

Are You Hungry?

I apologize for the quality of this picture, however, there is some great information here. This diagram covers your hunger four hours after you have eaten a meal. There are some great cues to follow depending upon how you are feeling. The Zone is not an exact science and should be adjusted to fit each individual. To recap the above:
Extent of Hunger 4 hours after Meal-
1. None= correct ratio of protein, carb and fat- keep doing what your doing!
2. Poor Mental Focus= Too much carb relative to protein- decrease carbs at next meal.
3. Hungry with Good Mental Focus= Too much protein in relation to carbs- increase carbs at next meal.
Post thoughts to comments.


Anonymous said...

Some days I am hungry a lot! I'll eat even block snacks every two hours! Is that normal? It might just be a hard boiled egg and a piece of fruit, but I'll still get hungry frequently. Some days are definitely harder than others. Any suggestions?

michele said...

Kelly- I have found that alternating my blocks has helped me with that. I will do 11 blocks one day and 12 blocks the next. See if that works...if not...on the days you are feeling really hungry bump your carbs up by a block and keep your protein the same.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I will try that. I had a few tough days last week. I'll give that a try! :)

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