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.



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