When You’re Hungry You’re Angry
Filed under More Than Raw Foods by Frederic Patenaude
My friend Shelli Stein is a fitness and wellness trainer in Hawaii. Last time I visited her, she gave me an awesome tip that I absolutely loved and wanted to share with you.
Many of her clients have trouble sticking to an healthy diet. What tends to happen is that they find themselves in some situations where they don’t have any food to eat, they get hungry, and then they make bad food choices in that moment.
“When you get hungry… you get angry!”
That’s why she has her clients take a so called “HANGRY BAG” with them wherever they go. The purpose of the Hangry Bag is to avoid getting hungry and angry and running to the nearest fast food place or corner store.
The Hangry Bag is extremely important if you’re going to drive for a while. Who knows, you could be stuck in traffic and then get hungry and subsequently angry!
Anytime you leave the house for more than an hour, you should have with you a Hangry Bag.
What can go in your Hangry Bag?
– raw unsalted nuts and seeds
– Dried figs
– Other dried fruits
– Healthy “bars”
– Ginger Chews (to avoid motion sickness and nausea)
– Apples and other fruits that will keep well (crisp apples are the best)
You can take the Hangry Bag to the next level by keeping a mini-cooler filled with cut-up fruit, or put a fresh fruit salad inside of a thermos container to keep it cool to take with you.
The trick to sticking to any healthy diet is to make sure you have food with you at all times just in case! Remember, when you get really hungry, you get ANGRY, and that’s when you can make bad decisions, like going for the chocolate chip cookies at the office, or the chips from the vending machine, or the large Mochachino from Starbucks.
Shelli wants to encourage you to make your own Hangry bag. In fact, she’ll send you a Hangry bag from Hawaii if you can guess what’s in her very own Hangry bag!
I’ll give you a hint: there are only three items in Shelli’s Hangry Bag. One of them is water.
The first person to guess the other two items, will win a Hangry Bag!
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