Your Tongue Is Hungry?

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by Boyd Jentzschweight loss motivation

The things your tongue is hungry for are the things, that if you eat them, will spike your blood sugar and make you hungry again.

Do you go around the house late in the evening looking for just the right food to satisfy your tongue (you are just kidding yourself if you say you are hungry, right?).

Wouldn’t ignoring your tongue’s “hunger” make your day lighter?

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  1. Yes it would, I want sweets at night

  2. Huh i did not know that.. very interesting thank you.

  3. When your body is craving something – it’s to fill a void it’s lacking. A balanced nutritional diet can prevent so much. Out of a formed bad habit – I get the urge for crunchies late at night if I’m up past my bedtime, I started keeping crushed ice on hand and that gives me my 0 calorie fix 😀

  4. Definitely something to think about. Thanks for sharing about that.

  5. I certainly do get those cravings for items that I really don’t need. Right now, I would love a big tall chocolate shake. I’m doing the right thing right now, and not having it.

  6. Great post! My tongue is ALWAYS hungrier than my body, and my eyes are always bigger than my stomach!

  7. Great tip, I try not to graze after I eat dinner at night. Thank you for sharing a wonderful tip. 😉

  8. I have to admit that I have amazing taste buds not only on my tongue-but all over my mouth! What really drives me crazy is looking at all the great tasting foods on facebook etc–gets those taste bids hankering for all I should not be eating!!

  9. I’ve always have sweets on my diet though I also need it an an energy source for my runs. I guess it’s important to know how you feel with each food you it so you’ll know what works for you what won’t.

  10. I really love this post. Thank you for bringing awareness that we must have self-control and not just eat something because we think we crave it. Food is a blessing to eat when we are hungry.

  11. That’s something I have never thought about before. I am always wanting to eat before bedtime, not good.

  12. I can ignore that hunger if I want to. Usually drinking water makes me forget.

  13. Sometimes all you really need is water – we tend to think we are hungry but we are just thirsty.

  14. sometimes it’s not even my tongue but my brain that is hungry. this plan can definitely help those in struggle with their food intake!

  15. There is a true difference between physiologic hunger and head hunger (or tongue hunger as you describe). I think that when one has a healthy relationship with food, it’s okay to indulge the tongue once and a while.
    Or tailor your meals to healthy options the tongue loves!

  16. I am sooo guilty of this. I often find myself standing in front of the fridge looking for that certain taste I am after. I have started working on my vitamins and eating in balance. Interested to see if that works.

  17. Actually I disagree. When we’re looking for food it’s to satisfy real hunger or something mental/emotional. It’s not to satisfy a part of the body.

  18. i usually want something salty at night. most of the time i ignore it but once in awhile i cave.

  19. When my kids get bored the first thing they say is, ‘I’m hungry.’ I know they’re not usually really hungry though, so we deter them to something else and they forget all about being ‘hungry.’ 🙂

  20. This is really interesting. I’m sharing the link with a few friends.

  21. Most of the women in my family are obese and can stand to read their article. I’ve been trying to live healthier and watch my weight since I know it would prolong (hopefully) my life.

  22. I love having just a little something at night. When i get on a blogging roll and am up until the wee hours, I always want to have a sweet. I guess I won’t be doing that now…

  23. I totally agree about the tongue being hungrier than your body. I know my mouth craves sweets when my body does not agree!

  24. Fathima Syedali says

    Sounds like Heart Plan is an suitable idea for those who are searching to lose weight permanently. I always like to taste yummy things whether it is sweet or spicy. It increases my weight and I am fighting to control it. You have given great tips too.

  25. I do find that I want some thing sweet right before bed. Vanilla or chocolate caffeine free tea really helps with that.

  26. Amanda McMahon says

    I am trying to lose weight. This comes at a good time.

  27. I think most people have this issue. Very interesting.

  28. My tongue is always hungrier than I actually am!

  29. I need to stop night time snacking. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but it’s just a bad habit to snack so late at night.

  30. I have learned that sometimes when we feel hungry, if you drink some water first you’ll find that you were just thirsty.

  31. I got lots of cravings at night. Luckily I have learnt that it’s my body’s way to say that it’s tired and needs energy. So, it’s off to bed time for me.

  32. Definitely something to think about. Thanks!

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