by Cameron Cash (@thecameroncash)
You know what they say, Thanksgiving Dinner is like eating Chinese food – after an hour you’re hungry again.
…Ok. Nobody says that, but it’s still kind of true. You fill up your plate, stuff your face, repeat. Watch some football or nap, then an hour later you’re pulling the plastic wrap off the turkey to make yourself a sandwich. But did you know, that hungry feeling you’re having might actually mean you’re dehydrated?
Hunger and thirst are basically the names we have given to the biological need for energy and hydration. These needs are regulated by your hypothalamus which, by some cruel joke of mother nature, has a very similar response no matter which of those two biological needs requires action. For someone who is trying to limit their calorie intake, it can be a dicey situation – especially during the holidays when food. Is. Everywhere. So here are 3 habits that can help you stay hydrated and avoid overeating (on accident, let’s be real) this holiday season:
If you follow these 3 tips you’ll have a better shot at understanding when your body needs hydration and when it needs energy. Remember, when you’re hydrated the only time you should feel “thirsty” is when you clock a babe at the gym. Amiright?