My friend Jerry recently commented that he’s managed to say the same weight since college by always staying a little bit hungry.
This is also a yogic eating principle. You are supposed to eat to only 80% of satiation. There should always be 20% of emptiness in the stomach after a meal.
This way of eating requires a constant monitoring of “fullness.”
I have been playing around with it for the last few weeks and I must say it is very interesting. I know when I am not hungry at all. I know when there is nothing being digested, yet there is no hunger.
Then I am aware when a “little bit” of hungry begins. It’s a surprisingly interesting feeling. I rather like it.
Then it slowly morphs into a distracting kind of hunger, with an attendant desire to “chew” something. If I wait too much longer past this, the hunger becomes distracting and begins to get in the way of concentration.
That’s the point I like to eat. That’s the point food tastes best.
Right now my stomach is filled 100%. It’s Thanksgiving and the meal was filled with so many flavors: sweet, salty, savory, creamy, crunchy, juicy and toothsome. It was so delicious that all thought of percentages went right out the window.
I think it will be a long time until I’m hungry again.