If physical hunger doesn’t start your eating, what is going to stop your eating? When you don’t pay attention to if you’re hungry and how hungry you are, you will usually eat as much as is in front of you instead of the amount your body needs at the time.
Hunger is: your body’s natural cue to take care of giving it the energy and nutrition it needs to survive. It is not the same thing as appetite, cravings, or just wanting to eat, according to Michelle May, creator of the“Am I Hungry? mindful eating approach.”