Health Tip: Are You Truly Hungry?

You may be eating out of boredom

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(HealthDay News) -- Eating for emotional reasons or simple boredom can lead to unnecessary weight gain and unneeded calories.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says these signs indicate true hunger:

  • A growling, rumbling, gnawing or hunger pang sensation in your stomach.
  • Low energy, or feeling weak.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • A mild headache.
  • Irritability.


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