Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Are you full? Time to eat? Time to stop?

You would think that an almost 37 year old woman (Dear God) would know if she's full or not. Especially since I have spent most of the past decade in a constant state of fullness - if not overly so. Maybe that's the problem

I have an appointment with Dr. Minkin tomorrow.

Do I need a fill?
Do I need some taken out?
Am I full for 4 hours on 1/2 cup or am I just willing myself not to eat?
Am I chewing enough?
Am I taking small enough bites?
Am I taking long enough to eat?

Obviously, I have questions. I'm hoping he has answers.

I felt a little silly googling "How do I know when I'm full" but I did it. I found this...


Helpful. I think most of the time as of late I've been about a 4 to a 4 1/2 to a 5. More and more, I'm a 4 after eating. I think I should be closer to a 6?

For example, I'm just finishing my lunch of three meatballs with marinara sauce. Probably about 2/3 of a cup of food. I'm a 4ish. I think I should be closer to a 6.

Next question - how do I know if I should eat? I first typed "am I hungry" but I think the question or rather or not I should eat is probably more apt? Does my stomach need to be growling? Loudly? Just feel empty? Time to hit google again.


  1. Don't feel silly. I totally know how you feel.

  2. Not silly at all! Talk this over with your Dr. I had these same questions until I finally go to my sweet spot. Even now I struggle with - "when should I stop". Sometimes I'm a little too late with that - oops!