I remember when I was a teenager I would sit down with the family and eat a meal. I would get up from the table and before I did dishes (my chore), I fixed myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I really must have been hungry or I thought I was. After all I was a growing teenager and very active. Now if I did that I would just be asking for trouble. The fact is much of our overeating occurs when we aren’t really hungry. You have heard the saying “When in doubt, leave it out.” In other words if you aren’t really hungry, don’t eat it. That might sound like common sense but how many of us have sat down on the couch with a bag of potato chips planning to eat a couple but clean out the whole bag. Don’t eat if you aren’t hungry. Some experts say to only eat when you are hungry. I say eat at regular times and just eat what your diet plan says. “I am the LORD your God … Open wide your mouth and I will fill it” (Psalm 81:10).
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