He’s there, on your shoulder, if you’re eating cooked food. Some of you will feel he’s not a problem, you rather like him, and are quite happy to have him around – he’s a pet.
But he’s a pest if ever there have been occasions when you’ve eaten cooked but would have preferred to eat raw. He scratches, he prods, he wants to play! Sometimes he sleeps for long periods, only to wake and cause havoc.
Here’s the good news: that monkey can be trained. This short course in Monkey Behaviour will show you how to resist his prods until he becomes not only docile but may even become so bored with your lack of response that he packs his bags and leaves.
A physical prod is hard to ignore. The reason given for eating cooked food that seems to trump all others is: ‘But I get hungry!’ Stomach sensations persuade us that we ‘must’ eat – and now! And, if we’re in a situation where it isn’t ‘easy’ to eat raw, or if we’re ‘so ravenous’ we tell ourselves raw just won’t cut it, we eat...whatever’s at hand.
We’re conversant (ish) with the 98+ emotional/psychological reasons for eating when we’re not hungry but these stomach sensations are physical and are therefore, undeniably, signs of hunger. Aren’t they? We dutifully make the super-large salad but when two hours later our tummies are rumbling, surely we’re right to complain that, ‘I’m hungry – raw food just doesn’t seem to satisfy me!’
There are two main stomach sensations that we associate with hunger.
- Empty Stomach