Emotional VS Physical - Who Wins?
Updated: Mar 6
Have you ever noticed how a busy day can pass by without you actually remembering about a proper meal? Interestingly, you don't even notice hunger until you realise you only had one coffee this morning.
And there’s another type of just a usual day, when you feel like munching on everything every single minute.
What’s going on, metabolic confusion?
The Jar Healthy Vending knows that it is not easy to know the difference between physical and emotional hunger. Let’s do some hanger management. How? Self-assessment, of course. Dr. Albers suggests four testing questions, which help to spot the difference between emotional urges and a real need for nourishment.
This might seem obvious and slightly ridiculous. But there's one important wisdom in it - reflecting on your daily thoughts and especially urges is a part of mindful lifestyle. When we pause for a moment to catch the stream of endless thoughts and worries throughout the day - we become more aware of our body's true needs. And learn to control emotional hunger!
If your head feels overwhelmed, occupy yourself with an engaging task to avoid unnecessary eating. If the feeling doesn't go away, The Jar Healthy Vending is here with the most guilt-free satisfying snacks. For example, PRESS Mighty Mango Slices.
Once again - another practice for mindful reflection which helps to see what's really going on. If your hunger levels fall beyond 6 - then it is time to nourish with some hearty healthy salad with Black Rice and Turmeric, for example.
But if your hunger levels fall somewhere in the middle and you are still not sure whether it's an emotional urge - The Jar Healthy Vending has one handy hack - have a super filling, vitamin infused Sweet Citrus smoothie or Aqua Esse Calm Energy water infused with Magnesium, which helps to reduce stress levels and balance your mind.
Here we go, someone who is truly hungry will eat almost anything. But if you are emotionally driven, there might be this specific craving for chocolate or something salty which drives your hunger.
In such instances, it is important to keep healthy snacks handy. With The Jar Healthy Vending the whole selection of good tasting, craving-worthy snacks is always at your disposal. Even if it's just an emotional urge for comfort - be sure that we have something healthy in stock for you. How about Emily's Veg Crisps or Popcorn Shed cheesy popcorn?
When we munch on something unconsciously just to bare with the whirl of emotions we are experiencing, there's this strange uncomfortable feeling after the feast which is sometimes called guilt.
To avoid this tricky thing - be sure to check on whether another bag of crisps really helps to conquer the hunger or is just a way to distract yourself from something else? Whichever case, remember that emotional hunger deserves as much attention as the physical one. Whichever craving it is - from salty to sweet - we have what it takes to make your day a little bit healthier!
Stay mindful and take over your emotional hunger with The Jar Healthy Vending!