The above quote is one I got from Judith Beck from The Beck Diet Solution book. At the time I first read the book, it was an eye-opening quote for me. I was free to feel hunger if I needed to! I didn't need to run to the refrigerator the minute I felt a teeny-tiny-might-be-a-hunger-pain!
Beck recommends Learning to Tolerate Hunger. That's the way thin and slim people naturally do! They don't think of hunger as an emergency! They eat when its convienient OR when the next meal is! If you fear the feeling of hunger, you might regularly Eat to prevent the feeling of hunger. This is NOT how thin people eat!
If we are going to lose weight, and keep it off, we have to feel some natural hunger. That's all there is to it!
Quote from Beck Diet Solution
"You definatly don't have to eat when you're hungry. Just because you want to eat doesn't mean you always should"
Beck recommends practicing what she calls Hunger Tolerance, and skipping a meal. She says to write down and rate how painful it is from 1-10 on a chart in the terms of discomfort. You might be pleasantly surprised, that its not really that painful. Hunger comes in waves, its not constant!
And each time you are hungry and choose not to eat, you are burning fat!
Here is an article that says a little hunger is healthy.
Quote from http://www.shape.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-strategies/why-little-hunger-can-be-healthy
Many of my clients eat on a schedule, which is great, but they’re never really hungry, which is an indication that they’re eating too much. And a little extra food day after day can be what’s causing them to hang onto those unwanted pounds. In other words, even when you’re eating super healthy meals, in the right balance, at the right times, if you’re never hungry you’re probably eating more than your body needs to reach and maintain your ideal weight.
So even calorie-counters don't lose weight very good, if they never feel h unger!!
Learning to appreciate hunger can help you achieve your weight loss goals...
Quote from http://fitnessblackbook.com/dieting_for_fat_loss/embrace-hunger-and-hunger-pains-while-dieting/
Allowing Yourself to Get Hungry” is Key to Getting Lean
I don’t believe our bodies were meant to have a never ending supply of constant food. I am not suggesting that you stay hungry all the time, but don’t be so quick to grab food the second you feel hungry. This is your chance to get rid of some of that excessive body fat. Want to really lose some weight quickly? Let yourself get hungry on purpose before doing cardio. This is when you will see visible results quickly.
Remember How Hungry You Got When You Were a Kid?
And finally one of Bob Harpers Skinny Rules is going to bed hungry! Now this comes from one of the nations top fitness experts!
Quote from http://www.rd.com/slideshows/skinny-rules-%E2%80%98biggest-losers-never-break/#slideshow=slide9