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Fitness and wellbeing month: Tip eight - physical or emotional hunger?

Jan 11, 2019

Every day throughout January the Sports Centre will be sharing top fitness and wellbeing tips with you. Salford's very own fitness gurus Daley O'Neal and Michael Thomasson will be giving out quick-fire, manageable tips aimed at getting your body and mind on track for a healthy 2019. From building a good relationship with exercise to taking advantage of the classes and facilities right here on campus, there's lots to keep you motivated. Plus they'll be giving away a month's free Sports Centre pass - all you need to do is tell us how you're applying one of their tips in your everyday life (simply email us at Internalcomms-Uos@salford.ac.uk or tweet us at @USinternalcomms). 

If you're goal is to lose weight, it's important to understand the difference between physical and emotional hunger.

Physical hunger is exactly what it says in the title. You're actually hungry because you haven't had enough food and you've fully digested what you've already eaten.

Emotional hunger is hunger which can be triggered by stress or lack of sleep. You don't neccessarily need more food, but you're body is trying to tell you to eat as a way of coping.

  1. Choose better quality natural foods instead of the refined processed foods (carbs can increase hunger)
  2. Eat more veggies and increase the amount of protein you're eating (protein makes you feel fuller for longer)

Find out more about the Sports Centre here.