During the past month I hear the word “hungry” and give pause, and think am I truly hungry?
In almost all cases, the answer is no. But, now when I hear anyone even say the word, I think about the fact that when I
want something to eat, it is a desire for a specific “thing”. . . protein, a vegetable, some fruit, or something chocolate and/or sweet. It is not some random “what’s there”? Or “what’s around”? It used to be that just the sight of food could give me an appetite for it, however, now even in the supermarket I behave differently. If I am not hungry, maybe I am taking better care of the nutrition part of eating.
It amazes me how very little, in terms of quantity, I need to eat. We make our habits, and our habits make us, and changing the auto-pilot is not as difficult, as the commitment to keeping it there.