Dr Oz: True Hunger
Dr Oz and his guest, Dr Joel Fuhrman, talked about the biggest diet mistakes people make and explored why popular meal plans don’t produce long term results. They explained that food addiction is a dangerous cycle that is hard to escape from. One of the key steps is learning to tell the difference between Toxic Hunger vs True Hunger symptoms.
Dr Oz: Toxic Hunger Vs True Hunger
According to Dr Fuhrman, toxic hunger is when your body experiences withdrawal symptoms from the bad foods you have had in your diet. You are actually building up stores of toxins within the body by eating non-nutritive foods.
However, True Hunger is the feeling you experience when you have a balanced diet and are craving healthy foods to nourish your body.
Dr Oz: True Hunger Symptoms
What does it feel like to experience true hunger? You may be thinking of a rumble in your stomach as a sign. But this is actually a sign that your body is trying to make up for its lack of nutrition by healing itself.
True Hunger symptoms tend to occur in the throat or chest, he said. A nourished body should not experience headaches or growling stomachs; these are signs of toxic hunger, according to Fuhrman.
If your chest or neck are uncomfortable, those could be True Hunger symptoms.
Dr Oz: True Hunger Taste Symptoms
Another way you can tell that you are experiencing True Hunger is that your taste buds will be enhanced. Toxic foods tend to deaden taste buds after the first few bites.
But eating a healthy diet will keep the taste buds thriving, and that should make all the foods you eat taste better.
Dr Oz: Excess Saliva True Hunger
If the sight or smell of food is enough to make your mouth water, that is another sign of True Hunger. It means your digestive enzymes are ready to go and your taste buds will be heightened.
Dr Oz: True Hunger Diet
Understanding True Hunger means knowing you won’t feel anything after you eat a meal. Once you get used to the idea of eating to sustain life, instead of eating for pleasure, you will find more energy and experience less fatigue. This is Dr Joel Fuhrman’s plan to overcome toxic hunger.
What do you think about his ideas?