New Delhi: Are you an emotional eater? Most of the time, hunger pangs become difficult to deal with, especially when we have a weight loss plan in place. The urge to satisfy our desires is real! However, it’s important to know the difference between an emotional hunger and an actual hunger, says actress Sameera Reddy, who is on a successful and healthy weight loss journey.Also read – Chia Seeds For Weight Loss: How Effective Are These Black Cumin Seeds For Shedding Those Extra Pounds?

Tips for losing weight from Sameera Reddy

With consistent exercise and a healthy diet, the actor has lost 10 pounds in the past six months. Is not that incredible? Also read – How can you keep the weight off once you’ve lost it? The best ways explained by nutritionist Manisha Chopra | Look now

The star, who is also the mother of her two children, Hans, 6, and Nyra, 2, occasionally shares her fitness routine and tips for a healthy lifestyle on her social media for her fans and followers. Also read – Roti for Weight Loss: How Can ‘Roti’ Help You Shed Those Extra Pounds? Continue reading

She recently visited her Facebook account for tips on how to identify emotional hunger versus actual hunger. She wrote, “When you feel weak and tired or negative, certain food cravings occur and I feel like I was able to make up for it by being aware of what my eating triggers are.”

Sameera Reddy’s Emotional Hunger vs. Actual Hunger Weight Loss Tips are absolutely on point

This is how, according to the actor, you can tell whether it is real or emotional hunger.

Actual hunger

  • develops slowly
  • you feel full & consciously stop eating
  • no negative feelings / guilt afterwards
  • You want a mix of food groups

Emotional hunger

  • comes suddenly / abruptly
  • Binge eating and no feeling of fullness
  • feeling bad after eating
  • Cravings for certain feel-good foods

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How do I create the balance?

  • When you feel a high coming, distract yourself, drink plenty of water, and let the feeling pass.
  • Find out your reasons and be mindful and aware.
  • Good sleep helps with stress and exhaustion. It also helps avoid reaching for sweets to spice up your day.
  • no snacking until late at night.
  • Portion control (I really followed this one).
  • Keep a food journal (you’ll be amazed at how much you put in).
  • keep moving through the day.
  • and finally your quiet space with everything that really helps to find out.

Sameera married businessman Akshai Vande in 2014 and is now a practical mom! She is immensely active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, etc. and regularly publishes funny and interesting health or cooking videos with her mother-in-law to keep her fans and followers busy.