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ARE YOU WHAT YOU EAT? A CONCLUSIVE PRINCIPLE
We have been brought up to believe that we should have three meals a day. “Oh, you cannot skip breakfast, that’s bad for you!” Anyone will tell you that. Then we end up in the situation where we eat out of habit, but certainly not out of hunger. It’s 1pm, it is time to have lunch, so I must be hungry. My father claims he never gets hungry. Fine! Let’s wait another hour or two, and see if his hunger resumes….
In the Science of Being Well, Wallace Wattles discusses the principles of eating and when is the right time to eat. The problem we are faced with is that because of our habits of eating at specific times, we end up eating without hunger. We may have an appetite for tempting foods, like a pizza, a hamburger, a pack of chips or French fries. But were we really hungry to start with?
Wallace Wattles writes: “Whenever food is needed and can be used, there is hunger, and whenever there is hunger it is time to eat When there is no hunger it is unnatural and wrong to eat, no matter how great may APPEAR to be the need for food. — it is a self-evident proposition that the natural time (and the healthy time) to eat is when one is hungry, and that it is never a natural or a healthy action to eat when one is not hungry. You see, then, that it is an easy matter to scientifically settle the question when to eat. ALWAYS eat when you are hungry, and NEVER eat when you are not hungry. This is obedience to nature, which is obedience to God.
We must not fail, however, to make clear the distinction between hunger and appetite.
Hunger is the call of the subconscious mind for more material to be used in repairing and renewing the body, and in keeping up the internal heat. Hunger is never felt unless there is need for more material, and unless there is power to digest it when taken into the stomach.
Appetite is a desire for the gratification of sensation. The drunkard has an appetite for liquor, but he cannot have a hunger for it. A normally fed person cannot have a hunger for candy or sweets. The desire for these things is an appetite. You cannot hunger for tea, coffee, spiced foods, or for the various taste-tempting devices of the skilled cook. If you desire these things, it is with appetite, not with hunger.
Hunger is nature‘s call for material to be used in building new cells, and nature never calls for anything which may not be legitimately used for this purpose.
Appetite is often largely a matter of habit. If one eats or drinks at a certain hour, and especially if one takes sweetened or spiced and stimulating foods, the desire comes regularly at the same hour, but this habitual desire for food should never be mistaken for hunger.
Hunger does not appear at specified times. It only comes when work or exercise has used sufficient energy to make the taking in of new raw material a necessity.”
It is an interesting proposition that there is a difference between hunger and appetite. We certainly have appetite for many delicious foods, but if the hunger is not there, eating with an appetite will do more harm to the body as the digestive system will not be able to assimilate the foods.
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About the Author: For the past 25 years, Dr Magne has been involved in the field of health and cancer research, investigating the reasons why we get sick, and whether we can get well outside of the medical field, using alternative solutions. She has counseled many clients and conducted many lectures and trainings.
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