It is very often true that what we want lies on the other side of discomfort. I know it sucks right, but what are you gonna do 😅

Want to lift heavy weights? You will likely have to experience that weight resisting you 🏋️‍♀️

Want to build muscle? You will likely have to experience your muscles burning 💪🔥

Want to run further? You will likely have to endure feeling out of breath 🏃‍♂️💨

You get the point and many of the “discomforts” listed apply to many types of training. However if we persist we learn that we are happy to endure this discomfort for it is the price we have to pay to be fitter, stronger, bigger etc.

What does this have to do with being hungry you may ask?? 🤔

One thing I have noticed through working with many clients, is a reluctance to endure discomfort when it comes to dietary discipline. For some reason it is far easier to endure acute physical discomfort (training) than to persevere through a short period of hunger/fullness BUT:

Want to lose weight? You will likely have to endure some hunger.

Want to gain weight? You will likely have to endure some over-fullness.

HOWEVER:

The occasional low level hunger general people losing weight will experience need not be an unconquerable demon succumbed to at the first hint of a grumbling stomach 😈🍔🍟🍕

The prospect of adding an extra snack or meal for the general person trying to gain weight need not be an unscalable volcano 🌋

Push through the discomfort a few times, and your sensitivity to it will decrease (as with training). Give yourself the opportunity to build some resilience and exert your rational will over your subconscious, and the results you desire can be yours 🧠

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