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    Question 1/6

    When you want something to eat, it always means your body needs food.

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    Answer 1/6

    When you want something to eat, it always means your body needs food.

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    No. Just because you want food, it doesn’t always mean your body needs it. Sometimes you might think you’re hungry when you’re actually feeling something else.

     

    Some people thinkthey are hungry when they are really bored or sad or stressed. But food can’t fix feelings.

     

    Real hunger is the sign your stomach gives your brain when it’s empty and it’s time to eat. It usually happens a few hours after you last ate. You might feel your stomach rumbling.

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    Question 2/6

    You figured out you’re not hungry. You're just bored. What should you do?

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    Answer 2/6

    You figured out you’re not hungry. You're just bored. What should you do?

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    If you're bored, don't grab a snack or watch TV. Call up a friend and go for a bike ride instead.

     

    Eating when your body doesn’t need food can make you gain unhealthy weight, which can make you sick. And vegging in front of the TV means you aren't moving your body. That's not so healthy either.

     

    Get up and do something. Getting up and moving makes chemicals in your brain that make you feel good.

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    Question 3/6

    Magic Trick: Drinking a glass of water can help you tell if you are hungry.

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    Answer 3/6

    Magic Trick: Drinking a glass of water can help you tell if you are hungry.

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    True. Drinking a glass of water can help you figure out if you're hungry. Sometimes you may feel hungry when you're actually just thirsty. Weird, huh? Next time you're not sure if you’re really hungry, try this:

     

     1) Drink a glass of water.

     

    2) Wait 15 - 20 minutes.

     

    3) Ask yourself again if you’re hungry.

     

    Don't feel hungry anymore? The water may have been just what you needed!

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    Question 4/6

    TV can make you feel  hungry.

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    Answer 4/6

    TV can make you feel  hungry.

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    True. TV can make you feel hungrier than you are.

     

    Surprised? People who eat while they are watching TV actually eat more than people who don't. They can eat almost twice as much as they should before they realize they aren't hungry anymore.

     

    Don't let TV get the best of you. Turn off the TV when you eat.

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    Question 5/6

    How long does it take for your brain to know that you are full?

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    Answer 5/6

    How long does it take for your brain to know that you are full?

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    It takes a looooong time for your brain to get the signal from your stomach that it's full and that you're not hungry anymore.

     

    So slow down. The next time you're eating, take your time and chew. Really! Give your brain time to catch up with how fast you’re eating. If you don't, you may eat more than you really need. That can make you gain unhealthy weight.

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    Question 6/6

    It's OK to skip breakfast if you're going to have a big snack later.

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    Answer 6/6

    It's OK to skip breakfast if you're going to have a big snack later.

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    False. You need a healthy breakfast before school to help you feel good.

     

    Why? Your body has been resting all night, and it's ready to fuel up. Once you’re at school, being hungry can be distracting. Breakfast will give you energy to learn and do the things you love.

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