The Six Human Hungers

Terrance Ballinger – Wildfit Certified Coach

Healthy Life MeYou’re constantly hungry but you don’t know why?

We all know what it’s like to feel hungry but according to WildFit founder Eric Edmeades, not all hunger is created equal.

The Six Human Hungers

Nutritional Hunger.
This is the only genuine form of hunger. The other five might imitate it, but it is only nutritional hunger that tells you when your body needs more nutrients.

Thirst.
Many people are surprised to learn that often when their body is thirsty, they might experience hunger. This makes sense when you consider that humans used to get a lot of their water from food; after all, hunter-gatherers did not perpetually have convenient bottles of water! When you experience this hunger, drinking some water should alleviate it.

Variety.
The body naturally craves variety in the diet to make sure it receives the full range of necessary nutrients. If you feel hungry, try just changing up your menu to see if you feel more satiated.

Low-blood sugar.
The rise and fall of our blood sugar after eating low-quality sugars can also make us feel hungry, even soon after we eat. Avoid low-quality sugars as often as possible and even limit natural sugar sources to avoid a crashing blood sugar level.

Emotional hunger.
This is one of the most dangerous types of dysfunctional eating, and sadly, it is extremely common today. We connect food with emotions, and the food industry knows how to prey on these powerful feelings. Learning to see past the advertising provides the clearest means to escape this trap.

Empty Stomach Hunger.
When our ancestors were faced with perpetual ‘feast or famine’ conditions, they learned to eat their fill whenever they had access to food. Now, we always have the feast (plentiful food) but never the famine. You need to recognize this feeling is only in your head and ignore it.

Understanding the six human hungers is one of the first steps you will encounter on your WildFit journey to genuine food freedom.

What kind of hunger do you notice most?

The Six Human Hungers

Terrance Ballinger – Wildfit Certified Coach

Healthy Life MeYou’re constantly hungry but you don’t know why?

We all know what it’s like to feel hungry but according to WildFit founder Eric Edmeades, not all hunger is created equal.

The Six Human Hungers

Nutritional Hunger.
This is the only genuine form of hunger. The other five might imitate it, but it is only nutritional hunger that tells you when your body needs more nutrients.

Thirst.
Many people are surprised to learn that often when their body is thirsty, they might experience hunger. This makes sense when you consider that humans used to get a lot of their water from food; after all, hunter-gatherers did not perpetually have convenient bottles of water! When you experience this hunger, drinking some water should alleviate it.

Variety.
The body naturally craves variety in the diet to make sure it receives the full range of necessary nutrients. If you feel hungry, try just changing up your menu to see if you feel more satiated.

Low-blood sugar.
The rise and fall of our blood sugar after eating low-quality sugars can also make us feel hungry, even soon after we eat. Avoid low-quality sugars as often as possible and even limit natural sugar sources to avoid a crashing blood sugar level.

Emotional hunger.
This is one of the most dangerous types of dysfunctional eating, and sadly, it is extremely common today. We connect food with emotions, and the food industry knows how to prey on these powerful feelings. Learning to see past the advertising provides the clearest means to escape this trap.

Empty Stomach Hunger.
When our ancestors were faced with perpetual ‘feast or famine’ conditions, they learned to eat their fill whenever they had access to food. Now, we always have the feast (plentiful food) but never the famine. You need to recognize this feeling is only in your head and ignore it.

Understanding the six human hungers is one of the first steps you will encounter on your WildFit journey to genuine food freedom.

What kind of hunger do you notice most?