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If You Are Full: Tips For Healthier, Happier, Thinner You!

If You Are Full it’s still tempting to continue eating, which leads quickly to a terrible habit, weight gain, and unhappiness in the long run. We’ve got tips to help you be the best you!

If You Are Full: Tips For Healthier, Happier, Thinner You!

If You Are Full

Practice mindful eating never eat too fast or too much at once. Practice what is mindful eating which means enjoy each mouthful and be aware of how full you feel. Don’t stuff food in your mouth if you are starting to feel kind of full.

Remember that if you are eating because you’ve been feeling hungry you might eat more than your body really needs, Once you have eaten sit back and consider if you are feeling full or if you still have an appetite, only then put a little more on your plate until you feel satisfied but no completely full.


Have a snack if you feel hungry. If you haven’t had the time to eat a full meal all day stop to have something to eat so that you won’t overeat once you finally sit down to a full meal. Perhaps a salad like a corn salad might satisfy you hunger pangs and you’ll feel better to have eaten something,  

The idea to avoid getting too hungry is to begin by having a hearty breakfast that includes some grains or seeds or nuts. Then in the middle of the day have something delicious and satisfying that won’t fill you up too much like a salad or piece of fruit. Finally end the day with a delicious dinner. Just remember: if you are full, stop! It’s not worth it beyond the moment!


Stop eating when you no longer feel hungry. As you’re eating something delicious like tomato salad eat until you feel satisfied and no longer hungry but don’t keep eating until you feel too full. The idea is to finish what you are eating and stop to pause and see how you feel.

Keep in mind that it takes your brain about 20 minutes to realize that you are full and in the meantime your body produces leptin which is a hormone that signals that you’re really full. So give your body the time to adjust and get that full feeling so clear the table or go do some things to give your body a rest after eating.

Check for satisfaction after eating a delicious meal of seafood salad and your body gives you those satisfied or pleasurable feelings after eating something you really have enjoyed don’t keep eating but sit back and enjoy these feelings.

Your body most likely has had enough food to keep these satisfied feelings going. Take a brief walk away from the table or if you’re at a restaurant take a restroom break and soon you’ll see that your body is satisfied with the delicious food it had and at this moment it doesn’t need any more.

Seek Out Healthy Recipes when looking for something to cook or even just have on hand for quick lunches and such, have a go to menu so that you aren’t tempted to grab unhealthy quick and easy foods. We’ve got an amazing Chicken Spinach Wrap and so many other healthy recipes on our recipe page!

If You Are Full: Tips For Healthier, Happier, Thinner You!


Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

2 thoughts on “If You Are Full: Tips For Healthier, Happier, Thinner You!

  • Your perspective on healthful eating — Be Kind to Your Body–is so gracious and good.

    • It’s definitely a work in progress. I realize when I eat better and exercise I feel better, it’s just a matter of getting my mind to accept that.


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